United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Invests Nearly $350,000 to Support Windham Region Youth and Families

Aug.27, 2018

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

Windham, Conn. (August 27, 2018) — United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut today announced nearly $350,000 in awards for programs and partnerships that benefit children, youth and families in the Windham region.

The awards to 15 nonprofit community partners 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 Windham region.”

United Way’s Community Partners are improving lives of individuals in the Windham Region though connecting them to services that ensure:

  • children are reading proficiently by fourth grade and middle school students acquire academic skills needed to become successful in high school through in and out of school time programs;
  • families become financially stable through income supports; and,
  • individuals and families receive basic needs services such as sexual assault services and rental/utility assistance.

United Way also supports regional efforts such as Mobile Pantry services through Connecticut Food Bank, disaster services through American Red Cross and information and referral through United Way 2-1-1 – which have assisted Windham Region residents during emergency and immediate situations.

The Community Partners receiving awards from United Way include:

  • ACCESS Community Action Agency
  • American Red Cross
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich
  • Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness
  • Connecticut Food Bank
  • Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
  • HARC, Inc.
  • Hartford Healthcare at Home
  • Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Sexual Assault Crisis Center of Eastern CT, Inc.
  • The Salvation Army
  • The Village for Families & Children, Inc.
  • United Way of Connecticut 2-1-1
  • Windham Area Interfaith Ministry (WAIM)
  • Windham Public Schools

“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.