About Idaho Care Line

Do you know…

…how to find a community service when you or someone you know needs help? Or where do you turn when you want to reach out and help by volunteering or donating? There are thousands of health and human services programs to help people in Idaho. Finding the one you need can be difficult. The first step in finding help is knowing WHO to call… you know to dial 911 for emergencies… and 411 for directory assistance… and now, you can dial 2-1-1 for help in finding community health and human resources! Dialing 2-1-1 or 1-800-926-2588 can help you locate a variety of health and human services across Idaho.

Quick Facts about the 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine…

The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine is a free, statewide comprehensive referral service that provides contact information for community resources to health and human services.
The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine has contact information for over 3,400 different programs and organizations throughout Idaho.
The Idaho CareLine has been in operation since 1991. The Idaho CareLine incorporated the 2-1-1 number in 2002.
Idaho was the 4th state in the nation to implement the 2-1-1 service statewide.
The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine helped over 150,000 people in the year 2006.
The 2-1-1 Idaho CareLine is a program of the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare.

What referrals are provided?
Counseling, emergency shelter, early childhood services, elder services, basic needs (food, clothing, etc.), crisis resources, energy assistance, child care, health care, health insurance, consumer help, financial assistance, prenatal and parenting programs, disability services, mental health resources, and much, much more!