A trained and caring human connection
United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island is a free, confidential service that provides information, referrals, and is available in multiple languages. We connect you with agencies and trained specialists who offer support and will answer all your questions. With access to a vast network of human services, there’s no better place to start.
Whether you’re looking for help with tax preparation, childcare, or need help with food, housing, or medical costs, 2-1-1 specialists are here, every day of the year, even during snowstorms.
Call 2-1-1 now to get connected to a specialist.
There are many ways to contact us:
- Call 2-1-1 directly.
- Use online chat.
- Text your zip code to 898211 (Mon. through Fri. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm)
- Visit our website.
- Visit our office in person at 50 Valley Street, Providence.
Out-of-state callers: 1-800-367-2700
Helping people get results
United Way 2-1-1 in Rhode Island handles 200,000 requests for help each year, connecting our neighbors to basic needs and beyond.
A team that truly cares
It’s hard to find a more passionate group than our trained 2-1-1 staff and specialists. Get to know the people who are working to change lives.
Bringing 2-1-1 to you
Our Mobile Outreach Center is making stops in your community to bring the help straight to you. Meet our Outreach RV in a neighborhood near you. Check out our upcoming outreach RV events.
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