2-1-1 for Information

2-1-1 LogoDo you have a question or non-emergency problem you don't know how to handle, and you're not sure where to turn?

Thanks to the United Way's 2-1-1 hotline, information specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide free and confidential information for connecting people to services that will best meet their needs.

So the next time you have a question, whether it's about services for children or the elderly, food, counseling, recreation, health, consumer protection, or other topics, simply dial 2-1-1 to


NOTE: Some cellular phone users may still need to dial 848-2255 or 1-800-922-5590, as not all wireless providers have programmed their systems to transfer 2-1-1 calls.

You can also search for community services online (Marathon and Portage Counties).

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United Way's 2-1-1 utiliza un servicio en línea para idiomas dirigido a las personas que llaman con dificultades para hablar el inglés. Cuando llames al 2-1-1, por favor pregunta por "Spanish Language Line."

A continuación y contigo en el teléfono nuestro especialista en información hará una llamada en conferencia (de 3 partes) con un intérprete. Con la ayuda del intérprete, podremos conversar sobre tus preguntas de la comunidad y ofrecerte la misma información y servicio de referencia que ofrecemos a nuestros vecinos de habla inglesa.

Examples of Questions that could be answered by calling 2-1-1:

  • How and where do I get a passport?
  • I have a stove & refrigerator I'd like to donate to someone in need. Who should I call?
  • My babysitter is moving. How can I find childcare?
  • What in-home care services and housing options are available for my elderly friend?
  • My husband has been laid off. Where can we get some budget counseling and help paying the rent? We're also struggling to buy groceries.
  • I'm thinking about sending our son to preschool but don't know where to start. Can you send me a list of preschools?
  • Where can I get information about autism? Is there a support group in the area?
  • I found a dead crow in my yard. What should I do?
  • I'm new to the area. Do you have a list of clubs and organizations where I could volunteer? I'd like to get involved in the community and meet other people.
  • My neighbor's husband passed away and she is very depressed and lonely. Are there any support groups or counseling services that could help her?
  • Can you tell me more about BadgerCare?