About the PA 211 Database
Though CONTACT Helpline and PA 211 desires to make the database inclusive, certain types of organizations are not ordinarily included:
Non-profit or for-profit agencies that are believed to spread hatred or have a philosophy that can be hurtful to the well-being of individuals, groups or the community as a whole.
Non-profit and for-profit organizations and governmental agencies that have been publicly charged with or convicted of actions not in the best interests of those persons they serve.
Private practices of medicine, social work, nursing, counseling, psychiatry, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, etc. that do not accept Medicare, Medicaid or offer a sliding fee scale. However, callers are directed to other organizations whose role is to make referrals to private practitioners.
Any organization that repeatedly fails to respond to CONTACT Helpline’s requests for current program information.
If a program does not meet the inclusion criteria, it will not be included in the database.
Click here to learn more about PA 211 Database inclusion/exclusion criteria.
CONTACT Helpline is the PA 211 provider for South Central Pennsylvania (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntington, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, and York) providing community resources, information and referrals to residents who are in need.
Contact 211 for Personalized Help
Text your zip code to 898211.
Click here to search the PA 211 Database.
HOW WE'VE HELPED
Nancy is frantic.
She applied for emergency rent and utility assistance months ago, but has yet to receive a response to her application. Each day that passes without notice, she fears that she will soon be evicted from her apartment with nowhere to go. By calling PA 211, she was connected to a Housing Specialist to follow-up on her application