What Is 211?

2-1-1 is a quick and easy way to find information and get help and referrals for thousands of programs and services across Maryland.


Who Should I Call?

Anyone of any age can call 2-1-1 at anytime. 2-1-1 call specialists are trained to assist people dealing with all kinds of challenges including housing, utility shutoffs, family crisis, financial, legal, employment, and other problems. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year in over 180 languages. 2-1-1 is also accessible for the deaf and hard of hearing through Maryland Relay (dial 7-1-1).


Does It Cost Anything?

2-1-1 services are free. Your telephone provider’s long-distance rates may apply if you are calling one of our local numbers from out of the area. If you are calling from a cell phone, air time and other cell phone charges may apply. If you or a loved one need help or support, pick up the phone and dial 2-1-1 today.


Using The 211 Database

The 2-1-1 Maryland database has information on thousands of health and human services across Maryland. Type in a word or short phrase representing your need, or select a county for all services in that area. You can also use any of the Common Search terms listed on the site to jump directly to that category.

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Benefit Screening

Find our what programs and services you may be eligible to receive:

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Get Help from 211 In Other States

2-1-1 is available in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and much of Canada. Our neighbors:

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