When you give to United Way, 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:
- Over 700 individuals improved their education and employment potential; nearly 350 individuals attained industry-specific credentials or certifications.
- Nearly 400 people in job training programs secured employment.
- Workforce Solutions worked with over 100 employers in key industries that offer career advancement opportunities for lower-income, lower-skilled employees: health care, manufacturing, and transportation/distribution/logistics. Through employer-driven partnerships, the Collaborative helps lower-income, lower-skilled job seekers gain skills needed to advance in their career. In 2016, over 100 people attained career credentials and 80 gained new employment.
- Nearly 1,000 individuals increased their disposable income by accessing benefits.
- Almost 12,000 people in our region filed their 2017 taxes at volunteer-run tax sites and received over $26 million in tax refunds and credits, including over $7 million in EITC credits- money that can be used to save, pay bills and invest back into the community.
- More than 550 people participated in financial management programs; more than 50% created and maintained a budget, made regular contributions to savings and reduced debt.
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.