Help your neighbors get the help they need with a gift to 211.
Millions of Bay Area residents need help recovering from the devastating effects of the pandemic. You can give them the help they need.
By supporting 211, you help connect struggling families with essential services and resources in times of crisis.
211 is powered by real people — trained specialists who work to identify and address the root causes of a client’s problem holistically and connect them with the appropriate resources. That means from the first hello, someone in crisis is reaching a real person who can provide multiple connections to the help they need. In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 Bay Area can be the first call someone makes to find food, pay for housing and bills, and connect to other essential services.
Many people continue to feel the impact of the economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly lower-income Americans, people of color and those without a college degree. As our neighbors struggle, 211 is still fielding more than double its normal calls, mostly for help with housing, bills and food.
211 directs clients to multiple resources and partner organizations. By supporting United Way Bay Area, you ensure vital services like 211 are able to keep changing the lives of struggling families and individuals.