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Pensacola, Fla. – March 18, 2020
In light of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impacts on our community, individuals in need of assistance accessing food, paying housing or utility bills, accessing free childcare, or other essential services are urged to dial 211 from their phones or visit Callers will be connected to a trained Information and Referral Specialist that can assess their needs and connect them with information about organizations, agencies, and programs that may be able to offer support.

United Way of West Florida’s information and referral hotline, 211 Northwest Florida, is a completely free, confidential service available 24/7 to those in need of information regarding available resources and services, as well as new services that may be implemented in response to COVID-19.
211 Northwest Florida provides information and referral services to the following counties: Escambia, Bay, Calhoun, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Santa Rosa, and Washington.
211 Northwest Florida also provides support services for veterans in need of assistance through the Florida Veteran’s Support Line. By dialing 1-844-MYFLVET (693-5838), or 211 and disclosing that the caller is a veteran, they may speak directly with a fellow veteran trained to provide emotional support and links to community resources.
For more information and updates regarding COVID-19, please visit, follow United Way of West Florida on Facebook (@UWWFL), as well as 211 Northwest Florida (@211nwfl).
United Way of West Florida is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every citizen in our community. UWWF has operated locally for 96 years with a vision of a community United to create better opportunities for all. By investing in programs, participating in partnerships, and leveraging resources, UWWF works to meet a mission of Uniting our community to improve lives.