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United Way of Central New Mexico’s 2-1-1 hotline offers information and referrals to people in need of help.

As the current government shutdown continues, the effects are starting to be felt by many federal employees working without pay or that have been furloughed nationwide.

United Way’s 2-1-1 Can Help:    

  • 2-1-1 is committed to helping those impacted by the federal government shutdown. Furloughed federal employees and government contractors in need of social services and individuals with questions about availability of public benefits can call 2-1-1 to get information.
  • Our 2-1-1 specialists can help those in need connect to food pantries, health care services and utility and eviction prevention assistance. Callers also can receive information on mental health services, transportation, unemployment information, substance use recovery services, child care and volunteer opportunities.

Click this link for additional local resources for federal employees

Click to read our 2-1-1 Brochure in English or 2-1-1 Brochure in Spanish

Click to read a special When the Paycheck Stops bochure

Need help? Just dial 2-1-1 now.

We provide free referrals to health and human services, government agencies, and community based organizations. 2-1-1 is a comprehensive source for information, that connect individuals and families to the organizations that can best address their needs.

Calls are answered 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to Midnight, 365 days a year. You can view a printable list of resources including shelters, rent assistance, food pantries and more by downloading the UWCNM 2-1-1 Brochure in English and Spanish below.

2-1-1 Brochure in English

2-1-1 Brochure in Spanish

Request a 2-1-1 Directory

If you would like a PDF copy of the 2-1-1- directory, please contact us at 2-1-1 for a current copy.

Search the 2-1-1 Database

Services we refer people to include:

  • Basic Human Needs Resources: food pantries, clothing banks, shelters, rent assistance.
  • Physical and Mental Health Resources: Medicaid and Medicare, children’s health programs, counseling, crisis intervention services, drug and alcohol intervention and rehabilitation.
  • Senior Services and Disability Programs: adult day care, Meals on Wheels, respite care, transportation, case management.
  • Children, Youth and Family Resources: child care, Head Start, youth at risk, mentoring programs, protective services, education based programs, family resource centers.
  • Abuse, Neglect and Sexual Assault Resources: domestic violence shelters, violence intervention, protective services, crisis response, victim support services, legal aid.



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