About AIRS

The Alliance of Information and Referral Systems (AIRS) improves access to services for all people through quality information and referral.

AIRS provides a professional umbrella for all I&R providers in both public and private organizations. Comprehensive and specialized I&R programs help people in every community and operate as a critical component of the health and human service delivery system.

The Mission of AIRS is: "To provide leadership and support to its members and Affiliates to advance the capacity of a Standards-driven Information and Referral industry that brings people and services together."


  • … the international voice of Information and Referral (I&R).
  • … a professional membership association of more than 1,200 organizations, supporting 28 state and regional affiliates, that brings people and services together.
  • … in partnership with the United Way Worldwide, the premier leader in the development of the 2-1-1 movement that has transformed access for human services.
  • … the driving force behind the development of clear and consistent professional Standards that benchmark every aspect of quality I&R.
  • … the administrator of an accreditation program that measures an organization’s ability to meet the AIRS Standards, and a certification program that evaluates the competence of individual I&R and I&R/A practitioners.
  • … a provider of training, support and technical assistance that culminates in an annual international conference that attracts more than 700 delegates to participate in nearly 100 workshops.
  • … a national leader in human services that participates in critical partnerships with the United Way Worldwide, the National Association of States United for Aging and Disabilities, and InformCanada.
  • ... a non-profit organization as determined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • ... a membership organization committed to serving our members at the same level that they serve their clients.

    AIRS welcomes your membership and the opportunity to serve your needs.

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