Referral Services


2-1-1 serves all cities and areas in Riverside County 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

When someone dials 2-1-1 from any landline, cell phone or pay phone in Riverside County they talk to a real person who is crisis trained...

2-1-1 is a three-digit phone number designated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reserved for information and referral. 2-1-1 is intended to relieve 9-1-1 of non-emergency requests for basic human services. 2-1-1 is a one source call for help with food, shelter, childcare, and hundreds of other social services. Riverside County's 2-1-1 slogan is "Help Starts Here!"

In Riverside County, dialing 2-1-1 is a help source to find information and referrals for:

  • Food Assistance
  • Shelter and Housing Services
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Health and Dental Care
  • Legal Assistance
  • Advocacy
  • Counseling
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Child Care and Parenting Resources
  • Support Groups
  • Youth and Senior Services
  • Disability Services

On the Web, go to for a complete list of 2-1-1 referral programs. Web users can also search an online database for resources at

2-1-1 is a program of the Volunteer Center of Riverside County. Sponsors include United Way, SNAP, Department of Public Social Services and Riverside Community Health Foundation.