The Brown County United Way’s 2-1-1 contact center serves the Wisconsin counties of Brown, Door and Kewaunee. 2-1-1 is a non-emergency telephone number and online database that connects people with community services and volunteer opportunities.
Every hour of every day, someone in our community is seeking important information – from finding an afterschool program to securing adequate care for a child or an aging parent. With 2-1-1, help is just a phone call away.
Need help? Looking for resources? Click here to get connected to the 2-1-1 Online Database.
2-1-1: Get Connected, Get Answers can provide information about:
- Basic Human Needs Resources: Food pantries, shelters, rent assistance
- Physical and Mental Health Resources: Healthcare and crisis intervention, support groups, counseling
- Employment Supports: Job training, transportation assistance, education programs
- Support for Children, Youth and Families: Childcare, afterschool programs, Head Start, family resource centers, mentoring, tutoring, protection services
- Volunteer Opportunities and Donations: Habitat for Humanity, St. Vincent de Paul, The Volunteer Center of Brown County
And much more…
Economic and demographic trends in our community have significantly increased the demand for social services. While many local organizations provide a wide range of services, until 2-1-1 there was no central mechanism connecting these organizations to the people who need them.
2-1-1 is an advanced Information and Referral (I&R) service. In addition to offering an efficient and effective means of connecting residents to available resources, 2-1-1 has proven invaluable during times of disaster such as the aftermath following Hurricane Katrina and September 11, 2001.
2-1-1: Get Connected, Get Answers accredited contact center and website are available to all segments of the Brown, Door and Kewaunee County communities as a free and confidential service.