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Louisiana 211

211 is an easy to remember phone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. Whether it is basic needs like clothing and food or the need for employment, 211 is an easy way to find or give help. Citizens can access 211 24 hours a day, seven days a week, even during disasters.

  • To access 211:  dial 211 or text your zip code to 898-211

  • For COVID-19 information:  dial 211 or text 'LACOVID' to 898-211

  • For Kinship Care resource information: dial 211 or text 'KINSHIPLA' to 898-211

  • For information about Opioid misuse: dial 211 or text 'OPIOID' to 898-211

Every day, someone, somewhere in Louisiana dials 211 to find help. During the past two years, more than 375,000 people throughout Louisiana called 211 to seek assistance.

Louisiana 211 works to link people and resources for a better Louisiana through collaboration and partnership between nonprofit organizations providing 211 services, funding United Ways and the State of Louisiana Public Service Commission. 

LAUW provides backbone support to the Louisiana 211 Coordinating Council to advance the statewide capacity of Louisiana 211.

To learn about how you can reinvest your tax refund & support Louisiana 211 click here.

Below is a map illustrating the Louisiana 211 Statewide Network.