2-1-1 is a service by the United Ways of Kansas that puts people in touch with much-needed services and volunteer opportunities in their local communities. Every hour of every day, hundreds of people need essential human services — they are looking for training, employment, food pantries, help for an aging parent, addiction prevention programs for their teenage children, affordable housing options, support groups and ways of becoming part of their community. 2-1-1 allows people to give help and to get help. Last year 2-1-1 answered 15.8 million calls nationwide. Click here to search for services in your area.