Maine 2-1-1 Service

Maine 2-1-1 logo

The State of Maine through The Opportunity Alliance and with support from the United Way operates 2-1-1 which is both a website and a telephone service to help people find resources.  Call 2-1-1 from any phone in Maine to connect to the service. Click here to go to 2-1-1 website.

How do I use 2-1-1?

Anyone with access to the Internet can search 2-1-1. Search by topic and zip code and 2-1-1 will provide resources giving the distances from that zip code.

Why is there a need for 2-1-1?

The state of Maine has over 300 hotlines and help lines and thousands of programs offering all types of health and human services. Trying to find the right phone number or service that provides help for your specific need can be overwhelming and frustrating. Having an easy-to-remember universal number and Web site for non-emergency help is critical. People can call 2-1-1 to find or give help.

 

When Should I dial 2-1-1?

2-1-1 represents an easy way to find answers to a wide range of issues including (but not limited to):

  • Counseling
  • Domestic violence programs
  • Emergency shelter
  • Substance abuse
  • Elder care
  • Health care
  • Home care
  • Legal assistance
  • Consumer help
  • Crisis intervention
  • Financial assistance
  • Parenting education programs
  • Disability services
  • Energy assistance
  • Maternal/child health services
  • Alzheimer’s resources
  • HIV/AIDS testing
  • Veterans services
  • Senior services
  • Suicide prevention
  • Transportation
  • Voting information
  • Child care
  • Child development
  • Children’s health and insurance
  • Basic needs-food, clothing, shelter