2–1‑1 Phone Service Launched in Bucks County

Bucks County res­i­dents who need help for any­thing from finan­cial assis­tance to men­tal health and sub­stance abuse coun­sel­ing can find it by call­ing one num­ber: 2–1‑1. The free, 24/7 phone num­ber con­nects callers to local health and human ser­vices orga­ni­za­tions and resources to help with food inse­cu­ri­ty, finan­cial prob­lems, hous­ing and util­i­ty issues, child­care, men­tal health, drug use, employ­ment, trans­porta­tion prob­lems, dis­as­ter relief, legal aid and more.

2–1‑1 is fund­ed nation­al­ly by the United Way, and receives no fed­er­al aid. Bucks is among the last com­mu­ni­ties to come on board; as of last year, 94%
of the United States and 97% of Pennsylvania has access to 2–1‑1.

2–1‑1 is a ded­i­cat­ed phone ser­vice line that will allow callers to speak with some­one who will assist them in get­ting in con­tact with a per­son who can help with var­i­ous issues. It cuts down on the amount of peo­ple those in need often have to go through until they find assis­tance. It helps with peo­ple who need assis­tance and don’t know where to begin.