CHA News Article

Free National Call Services Available in California

2-1-1 is a free, confidential service that helps people across the U.S. find access to local resources, including crisis and emergency services, housing and utilities, food, jobs and support, and disaster assistance. Calls to 2-1-1 are routed by the local telephone company to a local or regional calling center. The 2-1-1 center’s referral specialists receive requests from callers, access databases of resources available from private and public health and human service agencies, match the callers’ needs to available resources, and link or refer them directly to an agency or organization that can help. For more information, visit the California Public Utilities Commission website