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Your 211 Questions Answered

    • What types of services can 211 help me with?

      Need to find childcare? Call 211. Looking for free tax preparation services? Call 211. Seeking help with food, housing, or utilities? Call 211. Searching for services for an elderly relative or friend? Call 211. See the full list of offerings here, or speak with a specialist now.


    • Can I access reports about the types of problems facing Rhode Islanders right now?

      Through 211 calls, we are tuned into our community's most urgent concerns, and we periodically publish reports on trends. Specific details from callers are not shared, as each call is both free and anonymous. Here is our most recent report.


    • Does 211 offer help on the move?

      Absolutely. Our Outreach RV brings 211 right into your community. Check the calendar to see when we'll be in your area.


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