Informational And Inspirational Text Messages

211 Maryland offers residents a number of ways to get connected to essential health and human resources. In addition to calling 211, we offer text PUSH-ALERT campaigns. You send a “keyword” to a number and you’ll receive supportive and informational text messages.

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If you're on mobile, click on the keyword button to open text messaging. Otherwise, text the keyword to the phone number.

211 Maryland offers text message alert programs which provide region-specific resource information or provide disaster alerts. Text STOP to the same number to unsubscribe. Full SMS terms at will also apply.

Teen Mental Health Support

MDYoungMinds supports the mental health of individuals age 18 and younger.

Learn about the signs of teen depression and the ways MDYoungMinds can support teens and adolescents.

Partner: Maryland Department of Health, Office of Suicide Prevention

Text MDYoungMinds to 898-211.

Kinship Support

MDKinCares provides encouragement, support and resources to caregivers.

Partner: Maryland Department of Human Services

Text MDKinCares to 898-211.

Report Hate Incidents And Crimes

MDStopHate is a one-stop resource for reporting hate crimes and incidents and providing resources to victims. Stop hate by reporting it!

Partner: Governor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs | Governor’s Office of Community Initiative

Text MDStopHate to 898-211

Older Adults And Adults With Disabilities

MDAging provides immediate and on-demand access to service providers and resources for seniors and caregivers of adults with disabilities.

Partner: Maryland Department of Aging

Text MDAging to 898-211

Opioid-Related Support

MDHope is a partnership with RALI Maryland to connect individuals, professionals, family and friends with information on overdose reversal medication, treatment options, prevention tips, safe-disposal of prescription drugs, and bi-weekly affirmations and messages of support.

Learn about all the way MDHope can help lower the Maryland opioid epidemic.

Partner: Rx Abuse Leadership Initiative of Maryland

Text MDHope to 898-211

Mental Health

MDMindHealth offers motivational messages, alerts to maintain good mental health, and resources for Maryland crisis services and counseling. The text messages are also available in Spanish at MDSaludMental.

Learn more about the ways MDMindHealth can help you or someone you know.

Partner: Behavioral Health Administration

Text MDMindHealth to 898-211

Text MDSaludMental to 898-211

Disaster And COVID-19 Preparedness

MdReady (English) and MdListo (Spanish) alert you to the latest on COVID-19, extreme weather advisories and flood warnings. You’ll also get mitigation, relief and recovery resources texted to you after a natural disaster and/or large-scale criminal situation. Get more information on the types of alerts sent through MdReady/MdListo.

Partner: Maryland Department of Emergency Management

Text MdReady to 211-631

Text MdListo to 211-631


MDWellness focuses on mental health first aid for the helping profession. Subscribers get strategies and resources to access stress management services through mindfulness, nutrition and social affiliation.

Partner: University of Maryland

Text MDWellness to 898-211


MDCom2Vets increases connections with Veterans and provides ongoing updates for events, resources and available providers in a community.

Partner: Behavioral Health Administration

Text MDCom2Vets to 898-211

Connect With Your Audience On-Demand

Use the 211 Maryland texting platform to send customized messages to your audience(s). Inquire about rates and functionality, and join the other organizations already using 211 MD to send text messages. Contact us today.