2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities. For example, 2-1-1 can offer access to the following types of services:
Protecting Community Well-Being:
Emergency assistance, food banks, clothing closets, shelters, legal assistance, domestic violence.
Improving People’s Health:
Health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, medical information lines, crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation, senior citizen services.
Financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance, education programs.
Helping Kids Succeed:
Youth development programs, foster care, adoption, preschools, after-school programs.
Strengthening and Supporting
Family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services, family planning
Volunteer Opportunities and Donations
Blount County residents may dial 2-1-1 to obtain access to social services through a large database of providers. The call is free and the service is available 24 hours a day. Nonprofit organizations who wish to be listed in the 2-1-1 database should call East Tennessee 2-1-1 at 865-524-2786.
Some telephone and cellular services are not compatible with 2-1-1. If you are having trouble reaching 2-1-1, please dial 865-215-4211.
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