The Resource Directory is divided up into two sections. The main part is organized by topic and provides information about various nationwide services. These are service providers that directly offer services such as specialized information, a telephone hotline, and/or referrals to further specialized or local services. The second part of the Directory offers information about a nationwide network that is particuarly helpful in locating local service providers.
The main part of the Resource Directory provides a list of topics for which you may be seeking help. By clicking on any of the topics you'll be brought to a page that lists nationally available programs, services, and/or support hotlines pertaining to the topic you chose.
These providers generally focus on one area (e.g. veterans or drug use) and can provide more focused information on a subject. They may or may not have information about local resources and assistance such as a local drug rehab center.
While Encouragemint does not represent, warrant, or have any relationship with the service providers listed, we do provide a brief description of the services they offer, including whether or not they provide emotional support (such as a telephone hotline), educational information, and/or referrals to still other resources.
Nationwide Providers: Information, Hotlines, Etc.
Local Providers: Financial Assistance, Shelters, Etc.
211 is an information and referral service. They have a large network that covers 93% of the US population including Puerto Rico and 60% of the Canadian population.
Through their websites and telephone center you can get information about social service providers local to your area. This can include practical help such as financial assistance for single parents, domestic violence shelters, health clinics, and much more.
In many areas reaching them is as easy as dialing 2-1-1. In some areas however they are only available through an alternate phone number. Either way, you can find many of the resources that they would refer you to directly on their websites.
Start by visiting their national website which will then refer you to your local 211. Once you reach your local 211 website you'll be able to run a search for servies in your area.