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Thursday, June 4, 2020
June 4, 2020 This is a painful time in our country and in our community. As United Way staff, we have spent the last week in conversation with one another, sharing the impact of what has been happening, sharing our emotions and questions, and contemplating our collective role going forward. Just as…
Box of groceries
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
June 2, 2020 - No one in our community should go hungry, and yet we hear every day about the need for more food as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. That’s why we have focused on increasing access to food as one of the priorities of our response. One of the ways that we have done this is by…
Bags of groceries
Friday, May 22, 2020
New Haven, CT (May 22, 2020) – Around 220 families were served at a Neighborhood Pop-up Pantry on Friday. The drive-thru and walk-up food distribution event at the Truman School in the Hill neighborhood of New Haven was made possible through a partnership between United Way of Greater New Haven (…
Thank you sign on tree
Monday, May 18, 2020
May 18, 2020 - With the increased needs in our community as a result of the impact of the coronavirus, we are fortunate to have so many people in our community who are stepping up to help others. We see it every day – people who go above and beyond to make our community a better place. We call them…
west haven street
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
ROCKY HILL, CT (May 13, 2020) - ­The Connecticut United Ways COVID-19 Response Fund has announced that more than 1,000 households across the state have now benefited from the Fund. The Fund is a unique joint effort launched by all 15 United Ways in Connecticut to help those who lost jobs, wages, or…
Leaf growing from coins
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Rocky Hill, Conn. (May 12, 2020) - Connecticut United Ways’ ALICE Saves* program has partnered with Neighborhood Trust Financial Partners, a nonprofit social enterprise and national leader in financial coaching, to offer a free financial coaching program available online and by phone. Known as…
Saturday, May 9, 2020
November 9, 2020 - Turkey, stuffing, potatoes, pie… everyone has something to look forward to at Thanksgiving dinner. But what about the families who can’t afford the basics – let alone a holiday meal? Over the last few months, more people than ever have needed help putting food on the table, and…
Food basket
Monday, May 4, 2020
May 4, 2020 - EMERGENCY FOOD AND SHELTER PROGRAM (EFSP) FUNDING AVAILABLE United Way of Greater New Haven will administer $532,742 in federal funds under the Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program (EFSP) for the CARES Act and $373,667 in federal funds for FY19 Phase 37 through a…
Fair Haven
Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Close to $1.3 Million Distributed From Fund; $2.6 Million Raised in First Six Weeks New Haven, CT (April 28, 2020) – Three weeks after distributing its first round of grants totaling $600,900, the Greater New Haven COVID-19 Community Fund has released a second round of grants totaling $677,000 to…
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Thursday, April 16, 2020
April 16, 2020 — Schools closed. Staggering unemployment numbers. Field hospitals. Face masks now the norm. When we kicked off our 100th anniversary year in January, I had no idea how quickly things would change. Thanks to our supporters, United Way has a long history of rising up to meet the needs…