United Way of Connecticut


United Way of Connecticut advocates to make life better for ALICE – the more than half a million households across every single zip code in Connecticut who work very hard but aren’t paid enough to make ends meet. ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) may be a relative or friend. You may be ALICE. As cashiers, waiters, child care providers and other members of our essential workforce, ALICE households struggle to afford basic necessities and are forced to make impossible choices each day. Inflation only exacerbates this problem.

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Our Mission

We help the people of Connecticut thrive through trusted partnerships and innovative solutions.

Join us in our mission to help Connecticut residents thrive. 

When a person in need calls United Way of Connecticut, a compassionate, knowledgeable and highly trained professional is there to listen – and provide solutions. By supporting UWCT programs, you help CT residents to secure housing, access child care, improve mental health, provide for their families and build brighter futures. 

Make your gift today and help us continue to connect Connecticut residents with the support, resources and services they need. 

We Want to Hear From You

The Unemployment Insurance Feedback Campaign is designed to understand how people seeking unemployment benefits experience the Unemployment Insurance (UI) system.

Historically, several populations have experienced barriers to accessing government benefits. Low-wage workers; women; Black and Hispanic community members; and residents who have disabilities, limited English proficiency, or are living in rural areas are more likely to be underserved by government benefit programs.

United Way of Connecticut is working in partnership with the CT Department of Labor to find solutions to those barriers to Unemployment Insurance in Connecticut.

Our first goal is to learn more about the obstacles you may have faced seeking or receiving unemployment benefits in Connecticut. Through phone and online surveys and focus groups, we will gather feedback directly from Connecticut residents who have recently experienced unemployment.

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