Michigan 2-1-1 and the Michigan Association of United Ways
Michigan 2-1-1 connects people with information and resources to build healthy, safe communities. To learn more about 2-1-1 efforts in Michigan or to locate an Information & Referral Call Center in your community, visit the MAUW website and click on 2-1-1.
2-1-1 is an easy to remember telephone number that connects callers to information about critical health and human services available in their community. America needs 2-1-1 to be accessible nationwide. As the number of organizations providing specialized services is on the rise, people find it frustrating and confusing to access community services. 2-1-1 provides a one-stop service for vital information. While services that are offered through 2-1-1 vary from community to community, 2-1-1 provides callers with information about and referrals to human services for every day needs and in times of crisis.
To learn more about 2-1-1 efforts nationwide or to locate a Call Center in your state or community, visit the 2-1-1 national website and click on Find your local 2-1-1/ I&R Call Center.
United Way of America
The United Way of America (UWA) is a major proponent of 2-1-1 and is advocating for the passage of the Calling for 2-1-1 Act. UWA strongly supports federal funding for 2-1-1 so that every American has access to this essential service. To learn more or to support United Way’s Public Policy work around 2-1-1, visit their national website.
National Alliance of Information and Referral Systems
AIRS strives to provide leadership and support to the membership to advance the capacity of a Standards-driven Information and Referral industry that brings people and services together. To learn more about AIRS and state AIRS affiliates, visit their national website.
Michigan Alliance of Information and Referral Systems
Established in 1977, the Michigan Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (MI-AIRS) is an alliance of agencies, community organizations, and individuals committed to providing quality information and referral services to all of Michigan. MI-AIRS is an affiliate of (international) Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS). To learn more about MI-AIRS membership and events, visit their website.
2-1-1 serves approximately 163 million Americans - over 55% of the US population;
187 active 2-1-1 systems covering all or part of 38 states (including 13 states with 100% coverage)
plus Washington, DC and Puerto Rico.