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United Way of Monmouth and Ocean Counties funds NJ 2-1-1, a statewide help line and website that connects you with the local and government resources you need to solve common life issues. It’s a free and easy way to find help for many needs, like food, housing, healthcare, legal services, drug treatment, jobs assistance, childcare, mental health services, transportation, financial assistance and more.

When you call NJ 2-1-1, you’ll talk to someone who is eager to help with information about thousands of agencies, programs and community resources that offer services. Chat services are also available on the NJ 2-1-1 website.

To use this confidential service, just dial 2-1-1 or visit
You can also call toll free at 877-NJ2114U (877-652-1148) or text your zip code to 898-211.

NJ 2-1-1 is TTY accessible and multilingual.