The United Way is touting Tuesday as National 2-1-1 Day.
The United Way uses 2-1-1 as the telephone number to find health and human service help through more than 6,000 organizations in Missouri and Southwest Illinois.
The United Way 2-1-1 call center is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week; it is free and confidential. Specialists are on hand to assist callers with finding correct information to help with such needs as shelter, food, free tax service, child care, elder care and more.
If 2-1-1 does not work from your phone, the United Way advises callers to dial 800-427-4626 or visit www.211helps.org.