United Way Emergency Response

COVID-19 Response Fund

Neighbors in Need

Neighbors in NeedOver the last several weeks, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased cases and widespread closures of businesses, schools, and nonprofits creating increasingly dire economic consequences for local families.

In response, we have launched our United Way Neighbors in Need fund to assist individuals and families in central and northeastern Connecticut with food; emergency assistance; and, childcare.

At United Way, we are committed to ensuring basic needs are met. We need to work together to achieve that, now more than ever. We can’t do it alone and we can’t do it without you.

Please consider a gift to United Way Neighbors in Need. While the path ahead might feel uncertain, we know that together we will make a difference and support our neighbors. Thank you for your ongoing generosity and support. Stay well.

We are proud to partner with the other community foundations in coordinating a philanthropic response to COVID-19.

Contact your town’s Social Services office to access information on eligibility for funds available through the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund. Learn more.

Stay Safe, Stay Home

United Way 2-1-1

Questions about COVID-19? Call 2-1-1 or text “CTCOVID” to 898211Anyone experiencing symptoms is strongly urged to contact their medical provider to seek treatment.

Status of United Way Events and Volunteer Opportunities


United Way Community Impact Team (Partnership Meetings) | For more information, please contact Diana Desnoyers.

United Way Readers | For more information, please contact Phil Blonski.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites (in partnership with The Village for Families & Children) | For more information, please contact Phil Blonski. For information and updates on sites in New Britain, call 860-225-8601.