What is 2-1-1?

"2-1-1" is an easy-to-remember telephone number that connects people with important community services and volunteer opportunities.

Every hour of every day someone needs essential services such as assistance for a child, aging parent, or the entire family.   Faced with the growing number of agencies and help-lines, individuals may have difficulty finding help because they do not know where to start or who to contact.   U.P. 2-1-1 opens the door by providing easy access to needed information and assistance.

Mission:   To provide easy accessible, responsive, and professional information and assistance to Upper Peninsula citizens and families in need.


Why should I call "2-1-1"?

  • Free
  • Confidential
  • Comprehensive
  • Accessible 24/7 - 365 days a year
  • Current, Local Information updated regularly
  • Talk with "live" trained & certified Call Specialists

Other Ways to Reach the U.P. 211 Call Center