United Ways of Maine, in collaboration with Youth Alternatives Ingraham, established 2-1-1 Maine, Inc. as an efficient and effective response to the growing complexities and needs in health, social economic and human services. The state of Maine has over 300 hotlines and help lines and thousands of programs offering all types of health and human services. Trying to find the right phone number or service that provides help for your specific need can be overwhelming and frustrating. Having an easy-to-remember universal number and website for non-emergency help is critical. People can call 2-1-1 to find or give help.