All across the Bluegrass help is only 3 digits away.
Each day, thousands of Central Kentuckians search for information about health and human services such as food, shelter, medical care, substance abuse treatment, protection from domestic violence or disaster relief – the list is endless. While nonprofit and government services are ready to help, the large number of providers – with more than 1,000 different telephone numbers – makes it hard to find the right place quickly. The result is often repeated calls and frustration.
United Way 2-1-1 is the Basic Human Needs Resource center where callers can obtain information on food banks, clothing, shelters, rent and utility assistance. They also help persons locate physical and mental health resources: health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal healthy, children’s health insurance programs, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol interventions and rehabilitation. United Way 2-1-1 also schedules appointments for free tax preparation and filing during tax season.
2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember phone number that connects people with the help they need. It's accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week, in more than 150 languages.
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United Way 2-1-1 is accessible through both land-lines and cell phones. If your phone system cannot connect to 2-1-1 or if you are calling from outside of Central Kentucky, please dial 859-313-5465.