Get Connected. Get Help.

Crisis, hunger, and security can affect anyone, at any time. Connecting people in need with local resources is a critical part of our mission. Whether you are in crisis, or need a little support, we’re here to help.

If you or someone you know needs help, 211 may be able to assist you. 

To be connected with a Community Resource Specialist, do one of the following:

  • Speak with a Community Resource Specialist:
    • If you live in Chattanooga and have a 423 area code, dial 2-1-1
    • If you live within the 15 counties covered by 211 and do not have a 423 area code, dial 423-265-8000 
    • If you live in Alabama or Georgia, dial 1-866-921-3035
  • Text your zip code to 898-211 to start a text chat 
  • Email us at 211staff@uwchatt.org 

This free, local service is available Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

What is 2-1-1?

2-1-1 is a free and confidential service helping people across the Tennessee Valley 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 to the help you need. 2-1-1 offers information about food, housing, employment, education, health services, eldercare, and other crisis hotlines. Our Community Resource Specialists can help you find resources for all of these needs and more. Contact 2-1-1 to speak with a Community Resource Specialist about your needs. 

Resource Directory

Find help and opportunities through our online community resource directory. 

Visit Community Resource Directory

Add your organization to the 2-1-1 resource database

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 to social services. 

If you have any questions about creating an account, please click here.

Add your Organization

United Way of Greater Chattanooga is proud to partner with Appalachia CARES AmeriCorps to provide their members with an opportunity to give back to our community. The Appalachia CARES / AmeriCorps program provides United Way of Greater Chattanooga and other organizations across our area with people power to execute on our missions and strengthen our communities. To learn more about AmeriCorps and their programs, visit www.americorps.gov.

To view the SNAP non-discrimination policy, please click here.