Coronavirus: What We Are Doing
United Way of Greater New Haven is on the frontlines of coordinating the response to the Coronavirus to help thousands of people who are struggling to meet their basic needs. Leveraging 100 years of experience, your support enables United Way of Greater New Haven to be responsive to the needs of our neighbors today and build a strong community for tomorrow.
Increased pressure is being put on community-based organizations to deliver services to the most vulnerable members of our region. We are stronger when we are unified, and it is going to take all of us to mitigate the impacts and recover as a community. UWGNH has ways you can help:
Volunteer and Lend a Hand
UWGNH is working with community partners to gather the latest information on their urgent short-term volunteer needs and supplies needs. This list will be updated regularly. Please contact these organizations directly to inquire about their specific needs and opportunities to help.
Please let people know that 2-1-1 is a free, 24/7 resource for up-to-date information about community resources. You can also check out GNH Community for a list of resources.
Check on Your Community
In addition to taking a look at our list of volunteer opportunities, a great way to help is to reach out to a neighbor or check in on a family member you haven’t connected with recently. We can all help to create a sense of community during this time of social distancing. You can also check out our Community Resource page for additional services available to those in need during this time.
Make a Donation
In times of crisis, UWGNH plays a critical role in helping our community to weather the storm and build resiliency going forward. If you are interested in supporting the immediate and ongoing needs of our community, please click here, visit our Ways to Give page, or contact Maria Arnold, Chief Development Officer at [email protected].
Leading by Example
Our top priority is the safety of our staff, volunteers and guests:
- Beginning March 16, 2020, our conference rooms will be closed to outside meetings. We have made video conferencing services available in place of our conference rooms. Please visit the Request a Room page to reserve a line.
- Staff members are directed to work from home and are provided the flexibility and the tools to do so.
- Community meetings and events scheduled for the foreseeable future have been postponed.
Viruses don’t discriminate and neither should we. Coronavirus doesn’t recognize race, nationality, ethnicity nor social status. We are stronger as a community when we stand together against discrimination. During this time, it’s important that we support one another, promote a healthy community, and stay up to date on the latest information from our health professionals.
For general information on the Coronavirus refer to the resources below: