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United Way of Connecticut helps the people of Connecticut thrive through trusted partnerships and innovative solutions.

211: Find the Help You Need 

211 is your one-stop connection to the local services you need, from utility assistance, food, housing, child care, after school programs, elder care, crisis intervention and much more. 211 is always ready to assist you. Dial 2-1-1 or search online. If you are outside of Connecticut or have a problem using the 211 number, dial 1-800-203-1234.

211 Child Care: Guiding Families. Supporting Quality.  

211 Child Care helps families find quality care arrangements using a database of every licensed child care program in Connecticut. Also provides information and business assistance to child care providers.

211 Child Development

211 Child Development serves as the access point for the Connecticut Birth to Three System, the Help Me Grow program, Preschool Special Education Services, and Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs program. 211 Child Development Coordinators provide information about early intervention services, developmental concerns, managing challenging behaviors, parent education/family support, special education, disability and health related issues. For help or more information, visit

211 Navigator

This tool is an anonymous, confidential online screener that provides eligibility information and application details for 23 programs, services and benefits offered by the state and federal government.

Care 4 Kids

Care 4 Kids helps low- to moderate-income families in Connecticut pay for child care costs. This program is sponsored by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

Housing Choice Voucher Program

This website that helps users locate open Housing Choice Voucher waiting lists throughout Connecticut.

Mobile Crisis

Mobile crisis teams for adults or youth can be dispatched when needed by calling 2-1-1.    


211CT was part of the nationwide roll-out of 988, the new mental health crisis line, in July 2022. In response, 211CT expanded our crisis team by more than 60%. Our 988 service is consistently among the top three performers in the nation. We were honored to receive the American Association of Suicidology 2022 Crisis Center of Excellence award for the nation.