United Way 211

Individuals and families in our community need quick access to reliable information that addresses their most critical needs. United Way 211 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers with free information and referrals for community services within Ogle and Winnebago counties. 

Available 24/7, simply dial 2-1-1 to connect to trained staff and volunteers who will listen to your situation and quickly refer you to the most appropriate source of assistance. The network supports multilingual services such as Spanish, Manadarin Chinese and more. United Way 211 is also available by calling (888) 865-9903 and visiting www.findhelp211.org.

United Way 211 offers information on a broad range of services, including:

• rent assistance

• food banks

• affordable housing

• health resources

• child care

• after-school programs

• elderly care

• financial literacy

• job training programs



United Way 2-1-1

Community Resource Guide

Database Updates

: United Way 211 database evolves daily. To include your organization in the database or update your current information, please visit PATH by clicking here.

Connection Issues

: Most landline and wireless carriers within Winnebago and Ogle counties should provide access to 2-1-1. You may also dial (888) 865-9903 and visit www.findhelp211.org to reach United Way 211. Visit the Trouble Connecting page for any issues.


: For more information on United Way 211, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Quarterly Report

: Download a copy of the latest Quarterly Report featuring usage data and statistics by visiting the Reports page.