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.

We Want to Hear From You

Our 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.

The Unemployment Insurance Feedback Campaign is designed to help us 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.

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Our Mission

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

Summer is here, and with your support United Way of Connecticut will help all our neighbors thrive this summer – especially families. Our dedicated, knowledgeable staff will help parents secure safe and reliable child care, access health and mental wellness services, find free summer meals and explore recreational, artistic and educational programs for kid-centered fun!

Join us in our mission. Make your gift today to support a future where everyone, everywhere in Connecticut can reach their full potential.

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