Have you heard of the 211 HelpLine? Our Community if full of some pretty fantastic resources, we wanted to share this one with you!
211 HelpLine is a non-profit organization, into its fifth decade of serving individuals in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. 211 is a confidential, non-judgmental helpline available 24/7 to individuals who don’t know where to turn in their time of need. 211 is essentially the “gateway” to all other health, human service, and governmental organizations in the community and can be accessed by simply dialing 2-1-1. Our highly trained staff assist individuals with crisis intervention, suicide prevention, information, assessment and referral to community services.
211 HelpLine connects people to services everyday by understanding their individual emotional, financial, and community needs and to support the health & human service system as a whole.
People dial 2-1-1 for many reasons. Calls received by 211 HelpLine include single parents trying to make it on their own; parents struggling with out-of-control kids; adult children concerned about their aging parents; and elderly adults trying to retain their independence. Other callers are the financially disadvantaged of all ages who are on the verge of losing their homes, being evicted or having their electricity or water shut off. Callers also include depressed individuals trying to keep their lives together; young children alone or afraid; and teens struggling with adolescence. They are also teachers, social workers, judges, nurses and other social service professionals working to meet the complex needs of their clients. As the need is so great in the communities we serve, access to a free, easy-to-use system to navigate available resources is paramount. As such, 211 HelpLine prides itself on being a vital access point for individuals facing the darkest and most difficult times in their lives.
If you or someone you know is feeling overwhelmed and in emotional crisis, or is having thoughts of suicide – please reach out to one of our caring specialists that are available via phone call, chat, or text all hours of the day or night. Simply dial 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211, or chat online at www.211TreasureCoast.org.