Get Help

Crisis can hit at any time, and finding the right assistance can be challenging. Connecting people in need with local resources is a critical part of our mission.

If you or someone you know needs help with any of life's challenges, the quickest way to find the right agency or organization to help is to call the 2-1-1 from any phone.

What is 2-1-1?

2-1-1 is United Way's free and confidential referral service that helps people find the local resources they need, when they need them. One call to 2-1-1 connects you to someone who can help you navigate the maze of human services to get you the help you need. 2-1-1 offers information about food, housing, employment, childcare, transportation, health services, tax assistance, eldercare, legal assistance, domestic violence help, after school programs, and other crisis hotlines. 2-1-1's trained information and referral specialists can help you find resources for all of these needs and more. Simply dial 2-1-1 and stay on the line to speak with an information and referral specialist about your needs.

2-1-1 is a free local service, available 24/7, with numerous ways to connect.

  • Dial 2-1-1 on your phone to speak with a Community Resource Specialist. (You can also connect by calling 615-279-1410 or 1-800-318-9335.)
  • Text your Zip Code to 898-211 to start a Text Chat.
  • Visit  to search by category of service/ need, county, or zip code. 
  • You can also choose "click here to chat" on to open a live chat dialogue.

Connect with a UWSC help agency

If you are looking for information about a specific United Way of Sumner County Funded Partner, click the button below for a list of contact information and program descriptions.

Funded Partners Button


Add your organization to 2-1-1

If your organization focuses on providing a social service, you can join the 2-1-1 resource database. Qualifying organizations are 501(c)3 non-profits, government agencies, faith-based organizations, or other organizations that contribute social services. For complete qualifications and to add your organization to 2-1-1's database, click the button below.

Join 211