United Way Awards Nearly $2 Million in Response to Pressing Community Needs

Jan.05, 2023

Hartford, Conn. (January 5, 2023) — United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut awarded $1.9 million to support 56 programs across it’s region in response to the current pressing needs individuals and families are facing due to inflation and the ongoing economic impacts resulting from the pandemic.

“United Way is proud to provide funding to partner organizations that are addressing immediate needs in our community and are also working to provide the long-term opportunities needed for families to achieve financial security. These awards are made possible by the generous support of the corporate community, individual donors, foundations and groups like United Way Women United and members of the commercial real estate and building industries who come together through annual events to raise critical funds in support of financial security and homelessness prevention, respectively,” said Eric Harrison, President and CEO, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut.

“This year, volunteers who served on United Way Impact Teams played a significant role in determining funding for programs across our region. We are thrilled to be a volunteer-led organization and are grateful for those who joined us in this capacity in support of local children, adults and families,” added Harrison.

The annual awards, which were approved by United Way’s Executive Committee on behalf of the Board of Directors at its December meeting, include the following:

$1,029,000 to United for ALICE*, which helps families achieve financial security. Awards include a focus on connecting youth and young adults to workforce skill development and specific career training and increasing financial capability skills. Organizations receiving awards include:

  • Catholic Charities, Inc. – Archdiocese of Hartford
  • Center for Children’s Advocacy
  • Connecticut Foodshare
  • East Hartford Public Schools
  • Hockanum Valley Community Council
  • Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc.
  • KNOX, Inc.
  • Literacy Volunteers of Central Connecticut
  • Literacy Volunteers of Greater Hartford
  • Local Initiatives Support Corporation
  • Network Against Domestic Abuse of North Central CT
  • Opportunities Industrialization Center of New Britain, Inc. (OIC)
  • Our Piece of The Pie (OPP)
  • Pathways/Senderos
  • The Village for Families & Children, Inc.
  • Urban League of Greater Hartford, Inc.
  • URISE Ventures Inc.
  • Workforce Solutions Collaborative of Metro Hartford
  • YWCA Hartford Region
  • YWCA of New Britain, Inc.

$900,000 to Basic Needs, which supports programs that meet immediate needs of families for food, shelter, homelessness prevention, safety from domestic violence/sexual assault or disaster recovery; information and referral services through United Way 211; and, services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities. Organizations receiving awards include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Catholic Charities & Family Services, Diocese of Norwich, Inc.
  • Catholic Charities, Inc. – Archdiocese of Hartford
  • CCARC, Inc.
  • Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Connecticut Foodshare
  • Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.
  • HARC, Inc.
  • Hartford HealthCare at Home
  • Hartford Interval House, Inc.
  • Human Resources Agency of New Britain, Inc.
  • Journey Home
  • Network Against Domestic Abuse of North Central CT
  • Prudence Crandall Center, Inc.
  • Services for the Elderly of Farmington
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern Connecticut, Inc.
  • South Park Inn, Inc.
  • The Arc of the Farmington Valley, Inc. (FAVARH)
  • The Salvation Army Southern New England Division
  • United Way of Connecticut, Inc.
  • Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM)
  • YWCA Hartford Region
  • YWCA of New Britain, Inc.

*ALICE is a United Way-coined acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.


About United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut 
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut’s vision is a community where opportunities are available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security. United Way brings people and resources together to address immediate needs and finds long-term solutions to challenging problems. United Way does this by investing in programs and services, leading community change initiatives, and mobilizing resources and volunteers to ensure that: children succeed in school; people get jobs and are financially secure; people are healthy; and, basic needs are met during tough times. For more information, visit unitedwayinc.org.

Media Contact: Anyeline Céspedes López | United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut | acespedes@unitedwayinc.org | 787.502.0436