On February 11th (2-11), we focus on sharing word of 2-1-1, the easy to use three-digit dialing code for health and human service assistance in Los Angeles and many parts of North America.
2-1-1 in Los Angeles is your around-the-clock contact for information and referral to health and human services. 211 LA County, formerly known as INFO LINE of Los Angeles, has been providing these services since 1981.
Those calling 2-1-1 by telephone or TDD at any hour are connected to a caring professional who can offer guidance and access to a comprehensive range of services. This includes advocacy and support for the abused, at-risk, hungry, ill, unemployed, disabled or homeless; physical and emotional crisis support with referral to shelter and health care; and of course, a wide variety of private and public social services.
When you're not sure where to turn for advice or referral for human needs, help in Los Angeles is as simple as 2-1-1 or (800) 339-6993.
When you encounter someone in need, encourage them to call 2-1-1. For more information, visit:
Submitted by Brian Humphrey, Spokesman
Los Angeles Fire Department