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Success Stories


Our Impact

Our vision is a community where opportunities are available for every child to succeed in school and for every family to achieve financial security.

In 2019-2020, we’re investing $6.593 million in programs and partnerships to ensure youth succeed, families are financially secure and basic needs are met:

  • More than $3.2 million to provide children with early learning and development programs, improve grade-level reading skills and ensure middle grade students have the academic skills needed for high school success.
  • More than $1.2 million to connect individuals with skills and training for jobs in our region as well as the financial coaching services and supports to achieve their goals.
  • More than $1.7 million for food; shelter; assistance for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault; programs for people with intellectual disabilities; disaster relief; and, information and referral services through 2-1-1.

United Way COVID-19 Response: Women's League "It is critical to note that our partnership with United Way allowed the Women's League to continue to pay staff Read More
United Way COVID-19 Response: VITA Participant Elizabeth says that all seniors should take advantage of Virtual VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance). Due to the restrictions in Read More
Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund Recipient Testimonial “When we found out we were eligible for the United Way [emergency] funds we were ecstatic. This past year has Read More
Volunteering During COVID-19 Corporate volunteerism is an effective way for companies and their employees to make an impact in the community. Just ask Read More
Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund Partner Testimonial Allison Maynard, Director of Social Services, Somers, CT discusses how the Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund assisted Connecticut residents. Read More

Results by Region

children from ages birth-5 were enrolled in quality early childhood education programs.

People filed their 2018 tax returns at no cost through United Way-supported programs resulting in $31.1 million in tax refunds and credits being returned to our community.

Callers to United Way 2-1-1 in our region received information and referrals.

people were connected to emergency resources such as rent/utility assistance, medical equipment, clothing or transportation assistance to better make ends meet.