Central Oregon 211

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Every day, across Central Oregon, people just like you are looking for help. Central Oregon 211 is working to help connect you to community services Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. When you call 2-1-1, you will speak with someone who can help you find the information and services you need. The call will be free and confidential.

What is 2-1-1?
Similar to 911, 211 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 2-1-1 is always ready to assist you find the help you need. Dial 2-1-1 or
search online.

Dial 2-1-1
Dial 2-1-1 from anywhere in Central Oregon and you will reach a highly-trained call specialist who will assess your needs and provide referrals to resources in your community. Everyday, call specialists help callers find assistance for complex issues such as financial problems, substance abuse and suicide prevention and for simpler issues such as finding volunteer opportunities and donation options.

Search the 2-1-1 Online Database
CO211’s continually updated, comprehensive database is available for you to
search online. Search by location, service category, service term, or agency to find the resources you need.

Typical Calls Received by 2-1-1
■A single mother who is looking for programs that provide emergency food boxes.
■A mother looking for child care and after school activities.
■A young woman with a disability inquires about available transportation.
■A caller seeking information about eligibility for Food Stamps.
■A caller looking for volunteer opportunities.

If your cell phone carrier does not dial through to 2-1-1 you can call 866-698-6155 to reach a call specialist.

Central Oregon 2-1-1 was developed through a local partnership between United Way of Deschutes County, The Partnership to End Poverty, and The Family Resource Center.