FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County’s 2-1-1 Helpline will be open and available to callers on Christmas Day. Open 24/7/365, 2-1-1 callers will be guided on how to apply for community resources in times of need.
While 2-1-1 is not a crisis line, it can connect callers to a variety of local resources that can help them get their lives back on track. This includes resources that can help individuals and families dealing with challenges related to these issues and more:
- Food insecurity
- Child Care
- Legal Help
- Veteran Services
- Counseling and Mental Health
In San Antonio, the top five needs callers look for support with are utility assistance, food, housing, health care and mental health.
If you need help this holiday season, even on Christmas morning, you can call 2-1-1 and select option 1 to be connected to a trained call specialist here in Bexar County that will find the assistance you need to find stability. Using a comprehensive database of our city’s vast wealth of resources, bringing people and services together.
If you are unable to reach 2-1-1, call the helpline at 877-541-7905 or visit 211texas.org.
We encourage the people of San Antonio to call United Way’s 2-1-1 Helpline to find assistance this holiday season. 2-1-1 is open 24/7/365, anonymous and always free. Spanish language and line language translation options are available.
MEDIA CONTACT: Kevin Femmel, Director of Communications, 210-836-8616, firstname.lastname@example.org.
About United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County
United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County launched its first campaign in 1940 and has grown into the largest private investor in health and human services programs in San Antonio and Bexar County. United Way focuses on preparing children for school and life, helping students graduate and succeed, strengthening the well-being of individuals and families, and providing safety net services. United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County also operates the 2-1-1 Helpline, Mission United and fosters volunteerism through the Volunteer Center at United Way. Check our newsroom online for more United Way news.
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