2-1-1 is an easy to remember phone number that connects individuals with resources in their community. 
With approximately 1.5 million nonprofit organizations in the United States plus scores of government agencies, finding help can be confusing and intimidating. People who want to get help often do not know where to begin. 2-1-1 centers are staffed by trained specialists who quickly assess the callers’ needs and refer them to the help they seek. It’s simple to remember, accessible to everyone at no cost, available 24/7, with multilingual capabilities.

Northwest Indiana Community Action and Lake Area United Way partner together to provide the 211 resource to Lake County.




Each year the Northwest Indiana A$$et Building Campaign (ABC) hosts free income tax preparation sites throughout Lake, Porter, and Starke Counties. These Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites complete over 1,300 taxes and return approximately $1.2 million back into the communities served; money often used to purchase necessities and stimulate the local economy.


40% of people in the United States in the last two years have either skipped filling a prescription or reduced doses because the medicine was too expensive. To address this, more than 830 United Way agencies and America’s Promise Alliance Partners, in all 50 states, have come together in this FamilyWize community service partnership to organize and coordinate community-wide distribution of these free prescription drug discount cards. The goal is to reduce the cost of medicine for people in need by at least $100 million.