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You are not alone. Every day, hundreds of people across our Tri County region of Desoto, Manatee and Sarasota Counties turn to 2-1-1 for information and support—for financial assistance, health programs, crisis support and more.
You can access 2-1-1 by phone, email, chat or text (just text your zip code to 898-211). Reaching out will get you connected to a multilingual 2-1-1 specialist in your area who can put you in touch with local organizations providing critical services to improve and save lives.
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Serving Sarasota, Manatee and DeSoto Counties.

211 provides unmatched, critical services- Free and confidential assistance
211 provides expert help – No matter the situation, 211 Specialists listen, identify underlying problems, tackle root causes, and connect people to community resources and services.
211 meets real needs in real time – In 2018 alone, 211’s in the US answered more than 11 million calls and almost 1 million texts, chats and emails helping millions with life changing support.

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Herald-Tribune: A year into pandemic, an unprecedented number are calling 211 for help in Sarasota-Manatee

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Today, on National 2.1.1. Day, we recognize the importance of 2.1.1. systems and their ability to link Americans to free, multilingual and confidential information and critical human-services. During this pandemic, the 2.1.1. system is needed more than ever.

Regarding COVID-19:
211 will have information regarding resources during this time.
Call, text, search or chat any time, 24/7.

We have also dedicated a page with live links to information you may find useful.


Today is 2/11, aka National 211 Day!

Did you know 211 helps thousands of people every day? If you need assistance – health and human services – give 211 a call or text to 898211.


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