United Way of Central Virginia’s 2-1-1 VIRGINIA information and referral center gathers facts on health and human services and provides information to individuals, families, agencies and organizations. The center acts as a central point of access to all human services. The 2-1-1 VIRGINIA staff knows where you can turn for help for a wide variety of needs, including:
- Financial Assistance for Rent or Utilities
- Basic Needs such as Food and Shelter
- Legal Assistance
- Mental Health Services
- FAMIS (Family Access to Medical Security Plan)
- Employment and many other services
In addition, 2-1-1 VIRGINIA provides information on subjects like government agencies, recreation, support groups, domestic violence, welfare reform, maternal and child health issues, and many others that may be of interest to the public. How to Get Help We have trained Information and Referral Specialists available to discuss your needs and to help you determine the services that may be available to you. They can be reached by dialing 2-1-1 every day, 24 hours a day. The information and referrals we provide are free and confidential. If you are interested in locating services yourself, you may use the online database which provides a listing of programs serving the entire state of Virginia. You may browse the listing or search using the keywords at the beginning. Language translation is available. We also provide an array of publications, information, and other helpful pieces of literature.
Please call us at 2-1-1, if you are interested in one of these items:
- The Guide for Tough Times – self-help booklet for people facing unemployment, or for people seeking employment due to Welfare Reform (free of charge).
- Resource Information for the following localities:
How to Provide Help: If you would like to be listed in our Information & Referral database or you are a provider in our database and want to update your program information or have a new service to tell us about, please visit our 2-1-1 Agency Form page.