A new 211 phone number is now available to refer Delawareans to a wide range of health and human service providers who can assist with non-emergency issues such as food banks, affordable housing, health resources, mental health resources, child care, services for senior citizens, financial assistance, job training programs, and more.
Anyone who calls will get help navigating the states’ system of services for anyone who calls. Some callers will be given special attention that includes a follow-up effort to ensure they get the help they need. A goal for the call line is to have it become a 24-hour service sometime in the future.
AARP Delaware has a seat on the Delaware Helpline committee and was instrumental in championing for the phone line. State office staff worked with Senator Patti Blevins, the United Way of Delaware and other collaborators to ensure the creation of “211”.
Also available to callers is the Delaware Helpline, offering information and referrals for those without health insurance coverage. Contact the Helpline at 800-464-HELP (4357). Also visit www.delawarehelpline.org.