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Week of Action

During Week of Action, be part of the Live United movement by working with our partners across the region to host a community dinner, expand access to community garden resources, collect healthy…

Community members gather to celebrate United Ways 100th anniversary year.

Celebrating 100 Years

Founded in 1920 under the name Community Chest of Greater New Haven, the organization changed its name to the United Fund of Greater New Haven in 1951 and, in 1971, adopted the name United Way of…


Housing Youth

In the early Spring, 22-year-old Jamir found herself homeless after a family conflict. She called 2-1-1 and was able to get into Beth-El Center’s No Freeze Shelter, but because of COVID-19…


A Second Chance

Everyone makes mistakes – what matters is learning from them. This truth, as simple as it may seem, has been revolutionary in the life of Jermaine Talton. If you were to meet this 45 year old New…


Discovering Potential

Ralph gets up before the sun rises. His alarm goes off at 4:30 in the morning so that he can catch the bus and make the hour-long trek across New Haven.He makes it to his job by 6:30, ready to work…


Finding Purpose

Santos Colon from West Haven has found his purpose.Returning home after incarceration took some adjusting, but learning new skills in the construction field gave him hope for a brighter future.Santos…

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