February 10, 2023

United Way of Pennsylvania

On February 11, PA 211 Day, United Way and the Pennsylvania 211 network are celebrating the important role that 211 plays to connect people with help!

PA 211 is the only free, confidential, 24/7/365 service that connects Pennsylvanians with all the health and human services in their area that are available to help. In 2022, PA 211 answered 254,796 unique calls, with more than 325,000 services requested by callers. In addition, 19,247 Pennsylvanians sought help via text, and 3,176 utilized our newly-launched web chat. 

PA 211 also offers individuals the ability to search for assistance at www.pa211.org. Nearly 929,000 web sessions on pa211.org accessed the self-serve community resource search function to find help in their community. Across all communication channels, PA 211 served well over one million Pennsylvanians, exceeding the record previously set from March 2020 through December 2021. 

To reach PA 211 by phone, dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211. A guided search for community resources and chat is also available at www.pa211.org

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Help Filing Taxes

Are you looking for free options to get your income taxes prepared this year? You may be eligible for in-person or online options. Learn more about eligibility and how to sign up.

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Free Training on Trauma Informed Practices

Join us for lunch! Sign up for a virtual conversation series on trauma-informed issues, featuring top experts in the field. Free for all PA residents. Register for the session with Deran Young, LCSW on February 16th, or watch recordings of previous talks.

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Chat with PA 211 in Your Language!

United Way and PA 211 are also unveiling a new chat translation tool at www.pa211.org which allows customers to interact with 211 in 75 different languages. Use the language of your choice to get help when you need it, where you need it. To chat, start a search at www.pa211.org for resources, then select the option to chat.

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Raise Your Voice for PA 211!

Raise your voice this 211 Day! PA 211 connects hundreds of thousands of PA residents to local resources each year. Fill out a quick form to ask your legislator for continued support of PA 211:

Ask for Support of PA 211

Support Your Community

Will you help PA communities improve their financial stability, health, and education? Choose to support your local United Way, support efforts to improve life for people who work and struggle to survive (ALICE), or support our program to connect people to the help they need (PA 211.) Give, advocate, or volunteer today.
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