2-1-1 Information and Referral Service
Just dial 2-1-1 for thousands of other services and resources, you can receive information and referrals through the United Way/AIRS 2-1-1 phone service.
2-1-1 is free, multilingual, and confidential phone service that is available 24/7/365.
You will speak to a trained information and referral specialist who will help you connect with the services and resources in your community.
Information about a wide-range of human and social services is available, including: disaster relief,senior services, education, childcare, legal assistance, transportation, housing, youth services, employment, food, counseling, family services, volunteering, health services, and much more.
Some cell phone customers may need to use 1-800-543-7709. For TTY: 1-800-861-7364.
Bridge to Benefits Minnesota
Bridge to Benefits is a project by the Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota to improve the well-being of families and individuals by linking them to public work support programs and tax credits.
To see if you or someone else may be eligible for public work support programs use the Eligibility Screening Tool at this site.
You will be asked a few simple questions but you will NOT be asked for information that identifies you.
It's easy, confidential and free!
Fall 2013-14 Community Connections Family Resource Directory
The Rochester area has many agencies, services, and support groups available. Click here.
United Way of Olmsted County offers a number of financial education programs designed to help those in our community to keep and save more of what they earn. Click here for further information
About United Way of Olmsted County Funding
United Way of Olmsted County awards funds through an application and review process. 501c(3) organizations with programs that can contribute to achieving our goals in education, income, health, and/or community basics are welcomed to apply for funding awards.
NOTE: United Way of Olmsted County DOES NOT provide direct financial support to individuals. If you are in need of direct financial assistance please contact 2-1-1 (see above).
In the event of an emergency or disaster in Olmsted County, United Way coordinates emergent volunteers to assist with disaster recovery efforts (GIVE HELP) and connects people who've been affected by the emergency/disaster with resources and services (GET HELP).