Carson City October 19, 2021
Nevada nonprofits and community providers are encouraged to register their services with Nevada 211 to spread the word about support available around the state.
211 is a free, easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information to find health and human services available in their community. The program, through the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services and administered by Money Management International, is available statewide on the website Nevada211.org, by dialing 211, texting your zip code to 898211 or through the two available apps.
Nonprofit organizations, state and government agencies and educational institutions that provide essential health and human services can be listed on Nevada 211.
“When callers reach out over the phone, or search on the website or through the mobile apps, we want them to be able to find the support they need in the community where they live,” said Jennifer White, Nevada 211 coordinator. “There are so many amazing organizations and community groups in Nevada that are supporting our residents. If you are doing this work, and looking to increase your reach please contact us so we can enroll your program in Nevada 211. It is gratifying to hear from Nevadans that they reached out and we were able to connect them with an organization that could help.”
Nevada 211 Call Specialists take about 10,000 calls per month and are trained to assist callers in navigating the maze of services and agencies working in the state.
In addition to nonprofit and government agencies, Nevada 211 includes information on churches and social clubs that offer services in their communities and commercial agencies if they offer sliding scale or reduced pricing health and human service programs.
This free, confidential service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days per year.
For information on registering your organization to be included on 211 go to https://bit.ly/3DPHBxd
Nevada 211 is accredited by the Alliance of Information & Referral Services (AIRS) and the database includes agencies that offer services such as food banks, shelters, rental and utility assistance, medical and mental health resources, employment support and resources for seniors, children and the disabled.
The Nevada 211 app can be found on Google Play or the App Store. The Nevada 211 Youth app geared to those from ages 12 to 22 is available through both platforms as well: Google Play or the App Store.