The Hartford, a leading insurance company based in Hartford, Connecticut, has provided support for 211 and United Way for many years. In 2019, recognizing the need for more people to know about 211 and have access to critical information about social services, The Hartford provided generous funding for a new 211.org.
For the month of February 2021, Red Roof is partnering with United Way to promote and support 211 through their Room in Your Heart Campaign. Red Roof guests save 15% on their stay and 5% of revenue from completed stays support United Way and the 211 network when they book with this link.
Transportation is one of the most common needs to go unmet for 211 callers across the U.S. In 2018, United Way partnered with Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. Together, we provided over 12,000 free rides to people with specific healthcare and employment needs, including veterans who otherwise lacked transportation means. Expanded in 2019, 211s in 25 U.S. cities began providing free Lyft rides to individuals experiencing transportation barriers. These trips helped move callers toward self-sufficiency, granting them access to resources like employment, healthcare, food, public benefits, and education.
211 partners with SingleCare (formerly FamilyWize) to provide community members with access to affordable prescription medications, ensuring greater health and financial stability. The SingleCare prescription savings card is free to use by everyone, just show it your pharmacist! Users can save up to 80% on 10,000+ prescription medications. Works whether you’re insured or underinsured - you can download and print a card on SingleCare.com or text "family" to 700700 to receive a card on your phone. Or simply, download the free SingleCare mobile app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
IBM is a longtime United Way partner. It supports the 211 network with its innovative technologies as part of its Good Tech IBM initiative. In 2018 and 2019, IBM partnered with 211 to create an artificial intelligence (AI) virtual chatbot to answer common questions after hurricanes in Gulf Coast states like Louisiana and Florida. IBM has also partnered with 211 to develop an AI-powered data hub that unlocks deeper insights about community needs and gaps.
The COVID-19 vaccine is essential to community health, but many lack transportation to get to a vaccine site. The Equitable Foundation, which focuses on building a stronger society for its customers and employees, is partnering with United Way and 211 to help close this transportation gap. As part of a new social impact campaign, Equitable is donating and matching employee donations in support of the Ride United Vaccine Access Campaign, to help more people get a ride to their vaccine appointments.