211 Monterey County

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Help Starts Here

For Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) information, visit the Monterey County Health Department website, or text "COVID19" to 211-211.

211 is a FREE, easy-to-use source of information and referrals that connects you to the services you need. There are several ways to access 211:

  • Dial 211, where a trained Call Specialist will provide confidential assistance
  • Text your zip code to 898-211
  • Use the online guided search

We're here for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, in 170 languages. You can count on 211 for fast, free, confidential help whether you're looking for:

  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Health
  • Dental Care
  • Mental Health Services
  • Housing & Utilities
  • Job Training
  • Veteran's Assistance
  • Disaster Relief & Recovery
Program/Initiative Collaborators 211's Role
COVID-19 Pandemic UWMC, Monterey County Health Department, Office of Emergency Services Connecting to local information and services related to COVID-19
Rent and Utility Assistance UWMC, City of Monterey, County of Monterey, local community service agencies Eligibility screening and referral of qualified residents to community service agencies
Kinship Navigator Project UWMC, United Ways of California, Hartnell College, CASA, Kinship Center Connecting the kinship population to Kinship Navigator website with services financial, housing, legal and other support services
Census 2020 Outreach UWMC, United Ways of California, County of Monterey Serving as an information hub to answer questions about the Census 2020
Great Plates Delivered UWMC, County of Monterey Screening residents for eligibility and connect them to meal service
Diabetes Awareness UWMC, Community Health Innovations (CHI) Support of the development of resources regarding Diabetes and prevention through 211MontereyCounty.org

Internet Access is Essential

To help expand access to low-cost internet, UWMC has partnered with United Ways of California to support our community get referrals to low-cost providers. Residents can text “internet” to 211-211 or visit UWCA's Broadband page to get screened for eligibility and referred to a low-cost internet provider.