Many counties have a hotline you can call to find resources that will help you in a crisis, such as food assistance, subsidies for utility bills, job opportunities or even a temporary shelter.

2-1-1 is a free service accessible by phone.  You can call 2-1-1 and get connected to health and human service programs, joblessness support and disaster response information in your communities. 2-1-1 is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and in 150 different languages. Ÿ

There are also 2-1-1 directories online.  Learn more at 2-1-1 USA or 2-1-1 California.