Every year, National 211 Day is celebrated on February 11, to recognize the more than 200 211s located throughout the United States and to increase awareness of this vital service that connects people with essential health and human services 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.
Used by millions of people every day, 211 offers access to free and confidential crisis and emergency counseling; disaster assistance; food, health care, and insurance assistance; stable housing and utilities payment assistance; employment services; veteran services; COVID-19 resources, and childcare and family services.
In Contra Costa, 211, in addition to CARE Centers and CORE outreach, is one of the 3 critical access points to our homeless system of care. 211 services are provided by the Contra Costa Crisis Center, available by phone and text 24/7.
Do you need help, or do you know someone who needs help? Call 211 today or text HOPE to 20121 to speak to a trained specialist. Help is available in multiple languages.