Helpline services and assistance are available 24 hours a day and seven days a week for anyone in Pinellas County looking for social services or for help in solving crises and problems. Helpline (formerly Hotline/Information and Referral) provides telephone counseling and information, as well as referrals to social-service agencies and programs throughout Pinellas County. Helpline is staffed by trained staff and volunteers to assist callers. The Helpline number is 344-5555. For information about Helpline, call Elizabeth Sousa at 893-1141.