Information, Referral & Assistance
In partnership with Texas Health & Human Services, DETCOG operates the 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Center for our region. Utilizing a comprehensive statewide database, 2-1-1 Texas provides information and referral assistance to all persons seeking access to local programs and services. Thanks to this program, any resident of Texas can simply dial 2-1-1 anytime day or night to learn about services available to them in their own communities.
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Remember, in an emergency always dial 9-1-1.
What is 2-1-1 Texas?
2-1-1 Texas is the new abbreviated dialing code for free information and referrals to health and human service and community organizations.
2-1-1 Texas serves as the number to call for information about community resources. It links individuals and families to critical health and human services provided by nonprofit organizations and government agencies in their own community.
2-1-1 Texas is part of a national effort to help promote self-sufficiency by making information about services much easier to find.
How Does it Work?
By simply calling 2-1-1 callers are connected with information about available resources in their community.
Across the state, 2-1-1 centers (Area Information Centers) have been established to collect and maintain a database of local resource information. Each center responds to calls from people seeking information.
Each center continues to expand its database of government agencies, food pantries, career services, after-school programs, counseling services, and many other nonprofit resources in each of these counties.