Find Help in Greater New Bedford

If you are in Greater New Bedford and need help right now, call 2-1-1.

  • 2-1-1 is a FREE Call!
  • 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Serves as a resource for finding government benefits and services, non-profit organizations, donation programs, crisis response, official information and other local resources.
  • All calls are confidential

You can also visit 2-1-1 online at or text your zip code to 8772116277.  Hablamos Espanol. Falamos Portuguese.

In early 2017, Mass 2-1-1 merged with the Call2Talk line in Massachusetts to provide more services to residents in Massachusetts.

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Available help for those who are homeless or are threatened with homelessness in New Bedford.

The City of New Bedford’s Homeless Service Providers’ Network has created a “Street Sheet” to identify some important resources available to you – where to get a meal, how to find a shelter and where to call for help that you need right now in New Bedford.   United Way is proud to cover the cost of printing this valuable resource that is utilized by people in need.

Click one of the links below to download a copy of the current “Street Sheet.” Street sheets are available in:

English Street Sheet 2017

Spanish Street Sheet 2017

Portuguese Street Sheet 2017


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