There are hundreds of Long Islanders in need of essential human care services every day, but people often don’t know where to turn. 2-1-1 Long Island is a free, easy-to-remember number to call during times of disaster. When you need help or access to referrals or programs ranging from disaster recovery, to job training, to child care, to help for an aging parent, to substance abuse assistance we are here to help.
At the 2-1-1 Long Island call center, trained call specialists will help you assess your needs and assist you in finding the appropriate community resources. Call specialists can communicate with callers in more than 170 languages.
2-1-1 Long Island is also available online at www.211longisland.org The searchable database has more than 9,000 program listings and include a convenient “Popular Search”tab for frequent topics.
2-1-1 Long Island in Disaster
2-1-1 Long Island's Free helpline and online database is your one-stop link to a wide range of resources during disasters and emergencies.
United Way of Long Island urges area residents to add the 2-1-1 helpline (2-1-1 or 1-888-774-7633) to their list of critical phone numbers and bookmark our Disaster Update Page for the latest disaster updates.
Hurricane Sandy: for resources and disaster related information click the link below to view our 2-1-1 Long Island Disaster Guide
What Can 2-1-1 Long Island do For You?
The graph below shows exactly how versatile 2-1-1 Long Island can be! As you can see Long Island Residents dial 2-1-1 for help or access to referrals or programs ranging from disaster recovery to substance abuse assistance