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Dial 2-1-1: Free Broward helpline offers info on food, financial & other resources

Residents interested in information about financial aid, food pantries & other social services resources for individuals and families are welcome to simply dial 2-1-1.

2-1-1 Broward is a free health and human services helpline providing support and valuable information about local agencies and organizations offering resources related to specific issues.

Connecting with 2-1-1 Broward counselors is free, anonymous & confidential


  • For phone  dial 2-1-1
  • For Email
  • For Text  text your zipcode to 898211 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. week days 

Information is online

 Free 2-1-1 programs include phonecalls to seniors living alone 

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