Help Starts Here

Get help with 2-1-1, your free and confidential resource for assistance with housing, food, childcare, and so much more. Call now to be connected with our team of specialists who are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

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Services that are available to you.



2-1-1 The POINT Gambling Helpline


Do you or someone you know have a gambling problem? There is hope.


Struggling with an addiction to Opioids? Our trained specialists can help.


Cybercrime and online fraud can happen to anyone; 2-1-1 can help.

We're Headed Your Way

2-1-1 is going places, to connect you and your community with the help and human services you need. Catch the Outreach RV in a neighborhood near you—doing good and lending a hand.

2-1-1 Outreach RV

Your 2-1-1 Questions Answered

  • What types of services can 2-1-1 help me with?

    Need to find childcare? Call 2-1-1. Looking for free tax preparation services? Call 2-1-1. Seeking help with utilities, food or housing? Call 2-1-1. Searching for services for an elderly relative or friend? Call 2-1-1. 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 2-1-1 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 2-1-1 offer help on the move?

    Absolutely. Our roving RV–or mobile call center–brings 2-1-1 right into your community. Check the calendar to see when we'll be in your area.


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United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island is Supported by Citizens Bank