San Mateo County launches 211 helpline

February 11, 2011 1:11:47 PM PST
Community leaders in San Mateo launched the 211 helpline in San Mateo County Friday.

The 211 helpline is a toll-free number that connects callers with a variety of community services, including employment assistance, permanent housing, quality child care, food and shelter assistance and counseling services.

The 211 helpline can also provide critical information in the event of an emergency, such as evacuation routes and food and shelter information.

San Mateo County Sheriff Greg Munks, Supervisor Adrienne Tissier and United Way of the Bay Area CEO Anne Wilson attended the 8:30 a.m. launch at the Elk's Club Terrace Room, which is located at 229 W. 20th Ave. in San Mateo.

More information about 211 helpline services can be found online at