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Get the latest information about the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), by visiting the Rhode Island Department of Health.

Need help? Call 211, a free and confidential resource that connects Rhode Islanders with housing, food, affordable childcare, and much more. Our team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Call now.

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To get help through text messaging, text your zip code to 898211. Text services available Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. When texting, standard message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt-out. For end-user privacy and terms and conditions of texting with 898211, go to http://www.preventionpaystext.com/policies
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Helping Rhode Island tenants and landlords affected by COVID-19.

Do you have a gambling problem? Call us, there's hope.

Struggling with an opioid addiction? Our specialists can help.

Cybercrime and identity theft can happen to anyone. 211 can help.

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We're Headed Your Way

211 connects you and your community with the help and human services you need. Catch our 211 Outreach RV in a neighborhood near you — doing good and lending a hand.

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.


What are the most pressing needs in your community?

Real-time, searchable data   |   Simple-to-use format


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