Reach 211 Maine by Text
September 21, 2017
Mainers can now text their zip code to “898-211” (TXT-211) and automatically connect with a friendly Maine-based Information Specialist. The Specialist will ask the person texting what services they are looking for and provide them referrals via text to supports in their area.
Specialists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week by texting a zip code to 898-211.
211 Maine follows other 211 centers nationally who implemented a text function to their service and have seen an increase in overall utilization.
Text is made available through a collaborative partnership with the State of Maine, the United Ways of Maine, and The Opportunity Alliance.