211 CNY brings together organizations in the community to better serve the residents of five counties: Onondaga, Oswego, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence. Users can find resources for services to help with basic needs such as food, shelter, employment, and healthcare.
Go to 211cny.com to search for the help you need. You can also dial 211 on the telephone and speak with a referral specialist 24/7. If you can't get through be dialing 211, you can use the alternative toll free number 1-844-445-1922.
211 CNY will also do well-checks over the phone upon your request.
If you've been laid off and need health insurance, contact the NCPPC Insurance Navigator by phone. They're here to help.
The United Way of Northern New York’s Crisis Fund will go to support critical work pertaining to the populations it serves because they are those most vulnerable to economic downturns and health crises. The fund will address current community impact concerns including:
- Shortage of supplies to meet basic health and safety needs (paper goods, hand sanitizer, cleaning products, diapers, baby formula and healthy foods);
- Extended closures of school, childcare and after school programs, impacting children’s access to breakfast and lunch programs and parents’ ability to work; and
- Immediate economic impact for many workers, particularly in the service, retail and travel industries
Contact the United Way of Northern New York at 315-788-5631 for more information.