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United Way's 2-1-1 Helpline

Call 2-1-1 or find them online at  www.211.org2-1-1 is a free and confidential service that you can dial 24 hours a day to reach a referral specialist who will direct you to a local community resource.

   Do you need food?

  • Greensboro Urban Ministry, 271-5959
    Greensboro Urban Ministry
    Provides free, hot food seven days a week.

  • Shepherd's House, 274-7224
    Provides free, hot meals once a week.  Also provides grocery bags with food.

  • Social Services, 641-3447
    Guilford County Social Services
    Social Services can help people to meet their basic needs, like food or housing.

        Do you need housing?


        Do you need childcare?


        Do you need transportation?




        Do you need other classes?


        Do you need tutoring for a child under 18?

  • Greensboro Education & Development Council, 271-8124
    For males 11-18 only.

  • Black Child Development Institute, 230-2138
    Black Child Development Institute
    Coordinates tutoring for children grades 1-12 to build academic skills and increase self-esteem.

  • Communities in Schools of Greater Greensboro, 691-1268
    Communities in Schools
    Referrals to community resources to help students successfully learn, stay in school and prepare for life.

  • Yconnect, 373-3005 or 373-3014
    Yconnect assists youth in becoming lifelong learners, making successful transitions into adulthood and the workplace.

  • Youthbuild, (617) 623-9900
    Involves young adults 16-24 in building affordable housing in their community, building skills in the construction trade and leading to a GED. Includes counseling, peer support, driver's license education, and job placement.

  • Tarheel Challenge, (800) 573-9966
    Tarheel Challenge
    Military-oriented program for high school drop-outs age 16-18 (male and female). Includes 22-month resident program and 12-month non-resident follow-up mentoring period.

  • Job Corps, (800) 733-5627 or (336) 297-4298
    Job Corps
    Free residential educational and training program for young adults ages 16-24.

  • Sylvan Learning Center, (336) 218-8880 or (866) 734-8719
    Sylvan Learning Center
    Provides paid tutoring services.