The hay day of the telephone directory 4-1-1 may be passed but the simplicity and ease of having information at your fingertips is still just as valuable. Have you ever needed easy access to community services but were not sure where to find them? Maybe your neighbor needs a bag of groceries to get through the week, or maybe your sister needs an after-school program for your nephew. You know there are resources out there, but you aren’t sure who to call or what website to visit to quickly get the resources you need. Look no further, your answer is in just three numbers: 2-1-1. Those three numbers connect people to the local services they need most.
Here is how it works:
- Dial 2-1-1
- The live operator will ask for your zip code and what service you are looking for.
- The operator will give you contact information for services near you.
It is that simple! It is fast, free, confidential, and translators are available. Not only that, but this is also a nation-wide service. So your family in Texas, or friend in Nebraska, can call 2-1-1 for their local services.
Let’s say that a website is still more your speed, check out the Kansas City Metro Area 2-1-1 website for listings of all local services. You can also request one of our new Directory of Services for your home or workplace.
Help us get the word out about 2-1-1! Download the 2-1-1 poster/flyer for your business, church, or organization: