United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Invests More Than $160,000 in Support of Local Children and Families

Aug.27, 2018

Funds Support Education, Economic Mobility, Access to Health and Basic Needs

Enfield, Conn. (August 27, 2018) — United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut today announced more than $160,000 in awards for programs and partnerships that benefit children, youth and families in the North Central region.

The awards to 14 area nonprofit organizations help improve lives by focusing on youth success, economic mobility, access to health and basic needs.

“United Way finds the best way to bring people and resources together to ensure children and families succeed,” said Paula S. Gilberto, President and CEO of United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. “When you give directly to United Way, you’re making a difference for families in the greater Enfield region.”

United Way’s Community Partners focus on:

  • ensuring children are on track to reading proficiently by fourth grade by getting off to an early start through programs that focus on infant/toddler development (birth to three) and accredited early childhood education programs;
  • assisting families in becoming financially stable through income supports; and,
  • providing individuals and families with domestic violence and shelter services.

United Way also supports regional efforts such as Foodshare, Inc., disaster services through American Red Cross and information and referral through United Way 2-1-1 – which have assisted North Central Region residents during emergency and immediate situations.

Community Partners receiving awards from United Way include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Educational Resources for Children, Inc.
  • Foodshare, Inc.
  • Greater Hartford Legal Aid, Inc.
  • HARC, Inc.
  • Hartford Healthcare at Home
  • Hartford Interval House, Inc.
  • Key Initiatives to Early Educations (KITE)
  • Network Against Domestic Abuse
  • South Park Inn, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Village for Families & Children
  • United Way of Connecticut, Inc./2-1-1
  • YWCA of New Britain

“With the help of our donors and workplace campaign partners, we’re able to raise dollars in support of results-driven nonprofit programs, services and initiatives,” said Gilberto. “The United Way Community Campaign is one of the best ways to invest in success for local children, youth and families.”

About United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut mobilizes people and organizations to give, advocate and volunteer to promote child and youth success, ensure families are financially secure, provide access to health-related services and supports, and ensures basic needs are met.