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United Way works to create opportunities for a better life for all Pierce County residents. Calling South Sound 2-1-1, a comprehensive information and referral service, can be a first step toward real, lasting change. This free service connects people with essential health and human resources. In 2012,more than 58,000 calls came into South Sound 2-1-1 for assistance with counseling, health care, housing and shelter and much more. Information and referral specialists offer compassion, understanding and advocacy to United Way of Pierce County callers.

The South Sound 2-1-1 call center is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. with 24-hour voice mail.

For questions or additional information about South Sound 2-1-1, please call 2-1-1 or toll free at 1-877-211-WASH (9274) or email us, including your zip code or telephone number, at 211@uwpc.org.


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Make the most of your tax return.
South Sound 2-1-1 is partnering with Pierce County Asset Building Coalition to provide tax help for low-income families.  Volunteers will prepare client taxes free of charge, determine if they qualify for the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and find other credits to boost their bottom line.

Learn more about the Earned Income Tax Credit by visiting our blog or www.irs.gov/eitc.

If this is an emergency, call 911.

Policy for inclusion in South Sound 2-1-1 Database

South Sound 2-1-1 operates its programs without regard to race, color, and national origin. To receive additional information on its discrimination obligations, including its complaint procedures, please contact Renee Ghan at 253-682-1821 or reneeg@uwpc.org.



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Did you know...
2-1-1 has taken nearly 500,000 calls since the year 2000?