When you give to United Way Community Investment, you support partnerships and programs that improve lives in central and northeastern Connecticut.
Assisting families to more than make ends meet is one way we work together to make opportunities possible for children and families. Together we:
Ensure families become more financially secure by focusing on:
- Training and employment services
- Financial coaching
Last year, through gifts to United Way Community Investment:
- More than 4,900 people were connected to services such as childcare assistance, rental subsidies, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)and public healthcare with assistance from United Way-supported programs to help them better make ends meet.
- Nearly 11,400 filers received $29.1 million in federal refunds and credits through Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and MyFreeTaxes.
- 100 percent of United Way Volunteer Budget Coaching participants improved their financial management skills while working to pay down debt, repair credit and reduce spending; 61 percent said they reduced debt.
- 1,600 people improved career skills through training on computers, customer service, critical thinking and communication.
- Nearly 600 people in United Way-supported job training programs were able to secure employment.
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut focuses on helping children succeed and ensuring families become financially secure with access to basic needs, such as food and shelter.