Connect to Local Resources

2-1-1 San Diego is a resource and information hub that connects people with community, health, and disaster services. This is a free, 24/7 stigma-free confidential phone service offered in more than 200 languages and dialects for the for the entire population of San Diego County

2-1-1 can connect callers to:

  • Food resources, such as meal distribution sites, shopping hours, and meal services
  • Utility resources, including payment assistance and discount programs
  • Housing, including shelter information, information on eviction, and rent or mortgage payment assistance
  • Financial, Income & Employment Resources, regarding the Worker Assistance Initiative, emergency funds, and benefits
  • Childcare referrals
  • Healthcare connection, enrollment for insurance, and delivery services
  • Public Benefits, like CalFresh food benefits
  • Material Goods & Supplies, including diaper bank locations and hand washing stations
  • Transportation services for essential needs
  • Mental Health hotlines, services, and resources
  • Criminal Justice/Legal concerns and support
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Donations

By simply dialing 2-1-1, clients are linked to a live highly-trained Client Service Representative (CSR) who will navigate them through their situations by assessing their needs and then matching them to the best and closest resource in their community. They also offer a searchable online database.

This is a great resource for someone who may need assistance in this challenging time. For more information, visit