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News / Sep 6, 2020

New Report: Even Before the Pandemic, 38% of Families in Connecticut Struggled to Pay for Basic Needs

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (September 6, 2020)—Before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived this year, 38% of Connecticut residents were already struggling to make ends meet. Those are the findings of Connecticut United Ways 2020 ALICE Report, a study on financial hardship. The new report concludes that before the onset of the pandemic, 38% of Connecticut’s households lacked…

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News / Sep 5, 2020

United News – Special Edition 2020 ALICE Report

Special Edition 2020 CONNECTICUT UNITED WAYS ALICE REPORT Since 2014, Connecticut United Ways have come together to release the ALICE Report which shines a light on the economic vulnerability of many residents of the state. (ALICE is a United Way-coined acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.) The 2020 Connecticut United Ways ALICE Report exposes the current economic vulnerability of…

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News / Aug 21, 2020

Free Tax Filing Returns Nearly $34.7 million to Greater Hartford, New Britain, Enfield, Tolland and Windham Taxpayers This Year

Hartford, Conn. (August 21, 2020) –  Despite widespread closures related to the COVID-19 pandemic which forced many to transition from in-person to virtual tax filing, more residents in central and northeastern Connecticut took advantage of the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program this year. This year’s VITA program in central and northeastern Connecticut – which…

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News / Aug 19, 2020

United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Receives $150,000 from Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority for Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund

Hartford, Conn. (August 19, 2020) — United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce that the Connecticut Health and Educational Facilities Authority (CHEFA) has awarded a grant in the amount of $150,000 in support of the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund. “CHEFA is proud to support Connecticut United Ways with this…

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News / Jun 15, 2020

Nearly $1 Million in Funding Provided to Emergency Food and Shelter Programs in Hartford County

Hartford, Conn. (June 15, 2020) —Nearly $1 million in federal support for food, emergency shelters, and homeless prevention services has been awarded to 25 non-profits and municipalities in Hartford County, according to United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut. United Way administers the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) and also facilitates the Local Board…

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