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About 2-1-1 Long Island

2-1-1 Long Island is the number to call when you are looking for health & human service resources in Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The Call Center, staffed with trained information specialists, is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Whether it's needing access to programs for elderly parents, healthy recreation teens, after-school child care, financial counseling, health resources, emergency food or programs for veterans and returning military, we are here to help. Simply dial 2-1-1 or visit
2-1-1 Long Island Awareness Campaign 2-1-1 Long Island recently launched a campaign aimed at generating awareness among the general public and professionals that could utilize the referral service. These campaign materials can be shared by anyone who is looking to help spread the word about 2-1-1, and are available for download

How Can You Connect with 2-1-1 Long Island? 

2-1-1 CALL CENTER: 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 and can communicate with callers in 200 languages. Call specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Simply dial 2-1-1 (or 1-888-774-7633).
2-1-1 ONLINE: 2-1-1 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.

What Can 2-1-1 Long Island do For You?

In 2017, 2-1-1 Long Island recieved 11,129 calls for help, and served nearly 275,000 visitors.

Download the 2-1-1 Long Island 2017 Report to the Community for additional information.


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.
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Superstorm Sandy: for resources and disaster-related information click the link below to view our 2-1-1 Long Island Disaster Guide