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2-1-1

2-1-1 is the telephone number of a call center that offers information and provides referrals to health and human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis. Services vary from community to community.

Examples of service referrals include:

  • Basic human need resources: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance and utility assistance
  • Physical and mental health resources: medical information lines, crisis intervention services, counseling, drug and alcohol intervention
  • Employment support: unemployment benefits, financial assistance, job training, transportation assistance and education programs
  • Support for older Americans and persons with disabilities: home healthcare, adult daycare, congregate meals, Meals on Wheels, respite care, transportation and homemaker services
  • Support for children, youth and families: childcare, family resource centers, summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and protective services.

Everyone in the U.S. (check the website for availability in your area)

http://www.211.org/

2-1-1 Canada

2-1-1 is the telephone number of a call center that offers information and provides referrals to health and human services for everyday needs and in times of crisis. Services vary from community to community.

Examples of service referrals include:

  • Health services and support
  • Financial and social assistance
  • Housing and utility help
  • Food assistance and meal programs
  • Senior services and home care
  • Government program assistance
  • Parenting and family programs
  • Disability support services
  • Volunteer organizations
  • Newcomer services
  • Mental health support

Certain sections of Canada (check the website for availability in your area)

http://www.211.ca

American Cancer Fund (ACF)

ACF™ is dedicated to the education, support and empowerment of those diagnosed with cancer by organizing and clarifying information. Provides information about:

  • Living with Cancer
  • Clinical Trials
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine
  • Nutrition and Exercise
  • Oral Health

Anyone affected by cancer and needing information

908-431-9800 http://www.americancancerfund.org/

Chemocare.com

Chemocare.com® is a website designed to provide the latest information about chemotherapy to patients and their families, caregivers and friends. The site focuses on care during chemotherapy including information about FDA approved chemotherapy medications, nutrition, managing side effects and self-care tips. The content is continually updated and reviewed by oncology specialists.

Anyone seeking information on chemotherapy or cancer

844-268-3901 http://chemocare.com/

Dental Lifeline Network

To provide access to comprehensive dentistry for society's most vulnerable individuals with disabilities or those who are elderly or medically at-risk and have no other way to get help.

  • Dentists volunteer to provide comprehensive treatment to eligible patients
  • Apply through statewide program coordinator to see if applications are being accepted in patient’s area
  • Patients receive services through the program one time
  • Dental HouseCalls Program brings care to people who cannot easily travel to dentists’ offices: residents of nursing homes, homebound individuals and developmentally disabled people attending day programs or living in residential centers. A fully equipped, portable dental office is transported in a van and set-up at bedside or in the facilities so dentists can serve these individuals.

All individuals in the U.S. with disabilities, elderly or medically at-risk, without financial means or alternative access and needing necessary, substantive and maintainable dental care.

888-471-6334 http://www.nfdh.org

Find a Health Center

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is an agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services which helps tens of millions of Americans get affordable health care and other help through HRSA programs.

  • Find a Health Center - Health Centers provide primary medical and dental care to people of all ages, whether or not they have health insurance. Services are provided on a sliding fee scale, based on your ability to pay.
  • Find Free or Reduced Cost Care at Hill-Burton Obligated Facilities - About 200 hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities across the U.S. are required to provide a specific amount of free or reduced-cost health care to people unable to pay
  • HIV/AIDS Care Ryan White HIV/AIDS programs connect people living with HIV/AIDS health care and support services
  • Eligibility for free or reduced cost care depends on income and whether or not you have health insurance.

Anyone in the U.S. in need of medical care that cannot afford it

877-464-4772 https://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov/