While 911 is the number to call for an emergency, there’s another number you should know, 211.. Every day people across Arkansas turn to 211 for information and support—whether financial, domestic, health or disaster-related. 211 is a free, confidential referral and information helpline and website that connects people of all ages and from all communities to the essential health and human services they need, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

211 can be accessed by phone or computer. A toll-free call to 211 connects you to a community resource specialist who can put you in touch with local organizations that provide critical services that can improve—and save—lives.

You will find information about:
Supplemental food and nutrition programs
Shelter and housing options and utilities assistance
Emergency information and disaster relief
Employment and education opportunities
Services for veterans
Health care, vaccination and health epidemic information
Addiction prevention and rehabilitation programs
Reentry help for ex-offenders
Support groups for individuals with mental illnesses or special needs
A safe, confidential path out of physical and/or emotional domestic abuse
Whether in times of natural disaster or personal crisis, 211 is committed to being the first, most essential resource to anyone who needs help.