United Way 2-1-1 answers the call - 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. It is an easy to remember phone number that quickly connects people with resources in their community. When you call 2-1-1, trained information and referral specialists answer your questions and connect you to the many health, human service, community and cultural resources that can help.
ABOUT PENNSYLVANIA 2-1-1 EAST
One of United Way of Lancaster County's signature programs, Pennsylvania 2-1-1 East (formerly known as LINC), has 43 years of experience providing information and referrals for a broad range of services including:
Supplemental food and nutrition programs
Shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
Emergency information and disaster relief
Employment and education opportunities
Services for veterans
Health care, vaccination and health epidemic information
Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
Reentry help for ex-offenders
Support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
A safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse
In 2011, PA 2-1-1 East was awarded a contract by the Pennsylvania 2-1-1 Collaborative to become the Call Center for five counties in eastern Pennsylvania due to the center's record of professional service in Lancaster County.
In 2017, PA 2-1-1 East expanded its services to seven counties. Currently, information and referral specialists assist the residents of Berks, Carbon, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties.
For more information on PA 2-1-1 East visit: PA211East.org
CONNECT WITH 2-1-1
Phone: Dial 2-1-1 or (855) 501-6785
Online: Click here to search for resources in Lancaster County
Email: Click here to send an email
Text: Text your ZIP CODE to 898211
SUPPORT PENNSYLVANIA 2-1-1 EAST
In Lancaster County, Pennsylvania 2-1-1 East connected 33,435 individuals and families with a network of more than 1,300 resources like food, shelter, and utility assistance in 2015.
The top five requests are: VITA/Tax preparation assistance, community/transitional shelters, rent payment assistance, home rental listings, and electric payment assistance.
With your support, PA 2-1-1 East will be able to take more calls and help more people.