2-1-1 is a non-emergency assistance phone number. It is a free service that helps individuals and families access emergency services in their local community.
Call specialists are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. They assess callers’ needs and connect them to health and human services agencies and nonprofits that can help.
If you or someone you care about is encountering mental health challenges, we encourage you to find the mental health resources near you to obtain help.
There are several services for individuals facing homelessness in DC and surrounding areas including
The Washington DC Shelter Hotline (202-399-7093 or call 311) helps when:
To learn more about help with mental health, visit our page on mental health resources in DC. However, if you or someone you know is facing an emergency, call 911.
The programs below are here to help you and your loved ones in the national capital area.
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