Emergency Response

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United Way Neighbors in Need

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In March, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut launched United Way Neighbors in Need, our local COVID-19 response fund, to assist individuals and families in central and northeastern Connecticut with food; emergency assistance; and, childcare.

A total of $572,000 was awarded to 46 nonprofit organizations in the three rounds of grants, helping 8,000 individuals.


First Round of Funds

Food and Emergency Assistance (grocery store cards; food; utility and rental assistance; and, basic household supplies):

  • Catholic Charities Diocese of Norwich ($10,000; Windham service office)
  • Catholic Charities, Inc. Archdiocese of Hartford ($20,000)
  • Family Life Education, Inc., Hartford ($5,000)
  • Hispanic Health Council, Hartford ($10,000)
  • Human Resource Agency of New Britain ($10,000)
  • The Village for Families & Children, Inc., Hartford ($10,000)
  • United Services, Inc., Windham ($2,000)
  • Windham Area Interfaith Ministry ($10,000)

Domestic Violence and Shelter: To provide safe shelter and access to basic necessities:

  • Prudence Crandall Center, Inc., New Britain ($15,000; domestic violence shelter for men, women and children)
  • Soromundi Commons – YWCA Hartford Region ($10,000; homeless shelter for women)
  • South Park Inn, Inc., Hartford ($15,000; homeless shelter for individuals and families)

Mental and Behavioral Health: To support technology needs associated with telehealth, etc.:

  • Community Mental Health Affiliates, New Britain ($10,000)

Second Round of Funds

Emergency Material Assistance/Basic Human Needs:

  • American School for the Deaf (Greater Hartford): $5,000
  • Chrysalis Center (Greater Hartford): : $10,000
  • Community Health Resources (Greater Hartford) : $15,000
  • Community Renewal Team (Greater Hartford): $10,000
  • Consolidated School District of New Britain: $10,000
  • Operation Fuel (Central and Northeastern Connecticut): $20,000
  • Our Piece of the Pie (Hartford): $10,000

Emergency Material Assistance and Behavioral Health Support:

  • Hockanum Valley Community Council (Greater Hartford/East of the River): $15,000

Food/household items:

  • Connecticut Food Bank: $25,000
  • Foodshare: $25,000
  • Healing Meals Community Project (Greater Hartford): $10,000
  • Jewish Family Services of Greater Hartford: $15,000
  • KNOX (Hartford): $10,000
  • Services for the Elderly of Farmington: $6,000
  • The Salvation Army Southern New England Division: $20,000

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services:

  • FAVARH, The ARC of Farmington Valley: $10,000
  • HARC (Greater Hartford): $10,000

Shelter/Housing support:

  • Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness: $20,000
  • Journey Home (Hartford/New Britain): $20,000
  • Mercy Housing and Shelter Corporation (Hartford): $15,000
  • YMCA of New Britain – Berlin: $5,000

Third Round of Funds

Domestic Violence Services:

  • The Network Against Domestic Violence: $15,000

Childcare/Educational Supports:

  • ConnectiKids: $10,000
  • Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters: $10,000
  • Women’s League Child Development Center: $10,000

Emergency Material Assistance:

  • ALS Association-CT Chapter:$10,000
  • American Red Cross: $20,000
  • Mental Health Connecticut: $4,000
  • New Horizons: $5,000

Workforce Development Supports:

  • Access Agency: $10,000

Food/Household Items:

  • COMPASS Youth Collaborative: $10,000
  • Educational Resources for Children: $25,000

Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities Services ($10,000):

  • CCARC: $10,000

Shelter:

  • Windham No-Freeze Project:$20,000