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What is 2-1-1 Long Island?

2-1-1 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.

2-1-1 Long Island 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 for teens, after-school child care, financial counseling, health resources, emergency food or programs for veterans and returning military, we are here to help.
To contact 2-1-1 Long Island, dial 2-1-1 or visit

2-1-1 Call Center

The 2-1-1 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 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.

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 following 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. 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

2-1-1 Long Island Awareness Campaign

2-1-1 Long Island launched a campaign to generate awareness among the general public and professionals that could utilize the 2-1-1 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.

People Helped

In 2018, 2-1-1 Long Island received 10,718 calls for help, and the 2-1-1 database at served nearly 275,000 visitors. Download the 2-1-1 Long Island 2018 Report to the Community for additional information.