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.