Federal Government Shutdown

2-1-1 Minnesota is committed to helping our communities impacted by the federal government shutdown.  Furloughed federal employees and government contractors in need of social services or questions about the availability of public benefits can call 2-1-1 to get help

Our 2-1-1 specialists can help connect you to food pantries, health care services, and utility and eviction prevention assistance.  Callers also can receive information on mental health counseling, transportation, job training, substance use recovery services, child care, and volunteer opportunities.

2-1-1 is a free, confidential referral and information service that connects people in Minnesota to a specialist who can help you find local health and human services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Information, common questions, and more about the shutdown in Minnesota.

General information and resources throughout the US.

Need help finding a resource?

Call to speak with one of our highly trained information and referral specialists by phone.

Your call is completely confidential, and we have call menus in English, Spanish, and Hmong.

Call 2-1-1

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