NC 2-1-1 is a United Way initiative that can help Wayne County people with a variety of needs.

“It is a resource referral service,” said Patty Graham, United Way community engagement director. “So basically if someone calls it looking for help with just about anything, it is such a large resource so assistance can be found pretty quickly.”

It could be help with food, housing, utility assistance, health care services, financial and credit counseling, senior assistance, help following a disaster and much more, Graham said.

“This is a national program that United Way brings to Wayne County,” she said.

She said anyone can use NC 2-1-1. It’s open 24/7 365 days a year. And it’s multilingual. It’s also confidential.

“You can either dial the number directly or go online to,” Graham said.

“It will ask you some questions to get a full picture of what your needs are so they can match you up to the correct service.

“If there is not a service in Wayne County, they will find the closest one to you.”

For more information about NC 2-1-1, call the United Way of Wayne County office at 919-735-3591.