The mission of United Way of Connecticut is to help meet the needs of Connecticut and its residents by providing information, education and connection to services. Our unique way of helping includes:
Connecting People to Services
Every hour of every day, people in Connecticut turn to us for help finding training opportunities, employment resources, food pantries, services to assist an aging parent, affordable housing options, health and mental health resources, ways to give back in their communities, and much more. We enable people to find the help they need, and give help to others.
Early Childhood Development and Education
The earliest years for children are the most critical to their long-term health and development. We assist parents and caregivers with finding the best child care for their family, empower them with tools and knowledge to promote healthy early childhood development, and make referrals to community providers that offer early intervention services, if needed.
Crisis Intervention and Emergency Response
We stand ready to respond in the event of weather emergencies, natural disasters, and family and personal crises of any kind. Our crisis-response specialists are available around the clock for family and personal crisis intervention. We participate in drills and exercises with the State Emergency Operation Center that prepare us to communicate critical information to the public before, during, and after major events.
Supporting and Strengthening Communities
We work with many partners in the state government and in Connecticut’s communities to implement strategies that can lead to real community and population-level impact. In our role as the statewide association of United Ways, we foster collaboration and provide support for initiatives that benefit and improve our communities. Together, we advance the common good through our efforts to improve education, income, health, and access to basic needs for everyone in Connecticut.