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DIAL 2-1-1

(or 1-800-924-5514)

TTY dial 7-1-1

Available 24/7


your ZIP Code

to 898211

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Find the chat link

M-F 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.


our online directory


Available 24/7

United Way Manitowoc County’s 211 is your first call for assistance with rent, food, utilities, housing services, health services, and more! Getting the information you need is one phone call or click away!


211's referral directory has hundreds of social service organizations that may be searched by name, zip code, city, keywords or by the type of assistance needed. View a printable 211 flyer.


  • Call 211 to speak with a live person 24/7 or visit

  • If you are looking for COVID-19 information or have questions relating to COVID-19:

    • Text "COVID19" to 211-211 for information and county resources.​

    • Visit to find local resources.

    • Call 211 or 877-947-221 to speak with a call specialist. Call volume is currently very high and may lead to normal wait times than normal.


What are the benefits of 211?


  • 211 is available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • 211 is available to callers (senior citizens, teens, and adults of all ages) to access community services that formerly required the caller to dial a nine- or seven-digit number.

  • 211 provides specific information regarding each service, including who to call and where to go when you need assistance.  This eliminates complicated searches through phone books and multiple misdirected phone calls trying to find the right social service agency to meet each caller's needs.

  • 211 provides easy access to services that can meet the needs of all Manitowoc County.

  • 211 will reduce and/or eliminate non-emergency, non-police or non-fire related calls that prior were placed to 9-1-1.  Some residents may not have known where to acquire assistance and, in the past, may have called 9-1-1 for non-emergency, non-police or non-fire related concerns.  211 offers the appropriate resources and assistance residents need and also reduces unnecessary calls that may tie up the lines designated to handle police and fire emergencies.

Call us at (920) 682-8888

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