BDT's Text Message Outreach: What to Know

As a national nonprofit organization, our mission is to help people live healthier and more independent lives. Part of our work includes sending text messages to individuals and families who may be eligible for public benefits to help pay for food and medication, like SNAP and Medicaid. We help them enroll in assistance programs that can help them make ends meet.

Our texting outreach is often done through BDT’s contact centers in PennsylvaniaColoradoMarylandNorth CarolinaSouth Carolina, and New York City. Our texts will provide information about how to maintain a benefit you’re already receiving or will direct you to call one of our state benefits centers for assistance with the benefits application process. Our text messages will never ask for personal information or contain shortened links that look suspicious. When our texts contain links, they are full links that lead to reputable and trusted websites. If you’d like to be screened for eligibility, please call one of the following numbers:

833-373-5868 BenePhilly
844-876-4044 Colorado Benefits Center
833-373-5867 Maryland Benefits Center
844-876-8148 New York Benefits Center
844-875-5236 North Carolina Benefits Center
833-373-5869 Pennsylvania Benefits Center
844-876-5996 Pennsylvania Benefits Center (Pittsburgh Region)
844-875-3441 South Carolina Benefits Center

To learn more about BDT and our partners, watch our feature on NBC 10, or a new video by the Rockefeller Foundation.