About Great Rivers 2-1-1
We began in the 1970s as a small directory of resources for Gundersen patients. Then we grew and evolved and joined the national 2-1-1 movement to meet the needs of our communities. Today, we connect thousands of people with thousands of available services.
Great Rivers 2-1-1 helps those living in Buffalo, Chippewa, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Grant, Jackson, La Crosse, Monroe, Pepin, Richland, Trempealeau and Vernon counties in Wisconsin; Houston, Fillmore and Winona counties in Minnesota; and Allamakee, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties in Iowa.
We’re supported primarily by Gundersen Health System as part of its mission to promote the health and well-being of the communities it serves. Great Rivers United Way and Marathon County United Way also provide critical funding along with support from the La Crosse and Eau Claire County Departments of Human Services and 2-1-1 Wisconsin and other 2-1-1 state systems.
Great Rivers 211 specialists fielded 23,315 calls for help in 2022. About 15,000 calls were from those who needed help for mental health or addiction. You can learn more about our work in our annual report.
We’re here to answer your questions about Great Rivers 2-1-1 and to make sure our database has the most up-to-date information.