Informational and Inspirational Text Messages
211 Maryland offers residents a number of ways to get connected to essential health and human resources. In addition to calling 2-1-1, and chatting with us, we offer text PUSH-ALERT campaigns. You send a "keyword" to 898-211 and you'll always have the latest information at your fingertips on COVID-19, mental health resources and inspiration, and more.
There are a number of free, text messaging programs that offer inspiration and information.
MDHope is a partnership with RALI Maryland to connect individuals, professionals, family, and friends with information on overdose reversal medication, treatment options, prevention tips, safe-disposal of prescription drugs, and bi-weekly affirmations and messages of support.
Learn about all the way MDHope can help lower the Maryland opioid epidemic.
Text #MDHope to 898-211.
MDMindHealth offers motivational messages, alerts to maintain good mental health, and resources for Maryland crisis services and counseling. The text messages are also available in Spanish at MDSaludMental.
Learn more about the ways MDMindHealth can help you or someone you know.
Text #MDMindHealth to 898-211 or MDSaludMental to 898-211 for Spanish text messages.
Disaster & COVID-19 Preparedness
MDReady (English) and MDListo (Spanish) alert you to the latest on COVID-19, extreme weather advisories, and flood warnings. You'll also get mitigation, relief, and recovery resources texted to you after a natural disaster and/or large scale criminal situation.
Text #MDReady to 898-211. Text #MDListo to 898-211.
Substance Abuse and Recovery
MDRecover offers community resources for treatment and recovery as well as daily affirmations.
Text #MDRecover to 898-211.
Text Patriot for resources for active duty and Veteran military personnel. These resources may include counseling, basic needs like food and housing, and health care services.
Text #MDPatriot to 898-211.
Community Resource Providers
MDCommunity is a great tool for service providers, teachers, and pastors. It offers general information about community meetings, changes in existing resources, new organization information, and how 2-1-1 can help their clients with additional resources.
Text #MDCommunity to 898-211.
MDFuture offers students and teens ways to apply for college scholarships, how to fill out the FASFA, and career and job ideas.
Text #MDFuture to 898-211.
MDHomeless provides information on Maryland shelter availability, meal sites, and low or no cost health care.
Text #MDHomeless to 898-211.
My211MD offers information on resources related to the availability of utility assistance, housing, and food. In addition, this texting program offers details on seasonal programs like holiday help, back-to-school support and more.
Text #My211MD to 898-211.
MDResources is specifically for employers that are seeking support for their employees. The text messages include general information about 211 Maryland, resources for basic needs, medical, mental health, and parenting tips. Some text messages will also provide community volunteer ideas.
Text #MDResources to 898-211.
Parenting is hard, and MDKids can help. The text messages offer you supportive tips for raising kids, building resiliency among children, alerting you to parent education workshops, childcare and afterschool programs, and child abuse prevention information.
Text #MDParenting to 898-211.
MD Money offers help staying on budget. Learn about resources to save money like free tax prep. In addition, get budgeting tips, and basic needs resources for utilities, food, and housing.
Text #MDMoney to 898-211.
Disaster Volunteer Organizations
MDVOAD is designed for Maryland Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster. If you're an agency providing relief and recovery during a natural disaster or large-scale criminal incident, this text messaging service can offer help.