211 is Berks County’s lifeline for help.
In a crisis, in a disaster, in a pandemic, 211 is here to help every person in our community connect to essential services. Dial 211, text your zip code to 898211 or live chat or search at pa211east.org to find information on broad range of services including:
- Child care
- Food pantries
- Elder care
- After-school programs and more
A trained information and referral specialist will answer your call or text 24/7 and ask you a series of questions in order to understand your unique needs. Help is available in multiple languages and is completely confidential.