211 NH is New Hampshire’s first statewide, comprehensive, information and referral service.
Thanks to a unique coalition of non-profit, government, corporate, and volunteer partners. New Hampshire residents need only dial 211 to be connected, at no cost, with trained information and referral specialists who can provide them with the health and human service information they need to get help, give help, or discover options.
211 is the number to dial when you need help or don’t know where to call.
211 NH makes information much easier to find. All calls from anywhere in NH are free and confidential and you are guaranteed person-to-person assistance 24/7 with translation assistance in over 150 languages.
For everyday needs and difficult times, 211 NH is your connection to thousands of resources available in NH.
211 NH is strictly information and referral. We do not provide direct services, but if you are looking for something from anywhere from dog food to mental health we can point you in the right direction.
Some reasons people have called 211 NH are: clothing and thrift shops, community services & organizations, crisis services, discrimination assistance, domestic & sexual violence services, education (GED instruction, computer classes), employment services, food pantries & nutrition programs, health care services, housing (homeless prevention, shelter, tenant’s rights), legal assistance, mental health care & counseling, mentoring, military, family & community network, parenting programs, smoking cessation programs, substance misuse prevention, treatment and recovery services, support groups, transportation, utility assistance, youth & family services, veterans services, volunteer opportunities, & wellness programs.
211 NH is an important community resource
211 NH is the place to call when you don’t know where to turn. It is a resource for individuals, social service providers, and out-of-state family members to access a whole host of services.
We have built an infrastructure that provides one central place, with an easy-to-remember phone number and a statewide database of services, negating the need for multiple “helplines” and resources being spent to create resource directories that are quickly outdated.
Without 211 NH
- Individuals & Social Service Providers would have a hard time finding the resources they need to find.
- Access to services would be scattered
- People in need would be responsible for making multiple cold calls to community organizations
- Government agencies, including the 9-1-1 system, would be left to take many of the 30,000+ calls that 211 NH handles annually
Visit www.211nh.org for additional information. To view our 211 NH palm card click here.