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What is 211 Long Island?

211 Long Island is a free, non-emergency information service that connects Long Island residents to health and human resources, in Nassau and Suffolk Counties, they may need on a daily basis or during a disaster. Whether it's needing access to programs for elderly parents, healthy recreation for teens, after-school child care, financial counseling, health resources, emergency food or programs for veterans and returning military, we are here to help.
211 Long Island is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. To contact, dial 2-1-1, outside of Nassau and Suffolk Counties 1-888-774-7633 or visit

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211 Call Center

The 211 Long Island Call Center is staffed with trained information specialists that will help you assess your needs and assist you in finding the appropriate community resources and can communicate with callers in 200 languages.

Call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Dial 2-1-1 or outside Nassau and Suffolk Counties 1-888-774-7633.

211 Online

211 Long Island is also available online at The searchable database has more than 10,000 program listings and includes two guided search links for Veteran and Developmental Disability resources, plus a convenient “Popular Search” tab for frequent topics.

211 Long Island in Disaster


211 Long Island's free helpline and online database is your one-stop link to a wide range of resources following disasters and emergencies. United Way of Long Island urges area residents to add the 211 helpline (2-1-1 or outside of Nassua and Suffolk Counties 1-888-774-7633) to their list of critical phone numbers and bookmark our Disaster Update Page for the latest disaster updates. Help us spread the word about Simply download the image above to add it to your website, and link it to Superstorm Sandy: for resources and disaster-related information, View the 2-1-1 Long Island Disaster Guide

211 Long Island Awareness Campaign

211 Long Island launched a campaign to generate awareness among the general public and professionals that could utilize the 211 referral service. These campaign materials can be shared by anyone who is looking to help spread the word about 211 and are available for download.

People Helped

In 2018, 211 Long Island received 10,718 calls for help, and the 211 database at served nearly 275,000 visitors. Download the 211 Long Island 2018 Report to the Community for additional information.