Connecticut United Ways are United For ALICE. ALICE, an acronym that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, represents the growing number of households in Connecticut with earnings above the Federal Poverty Level but below a basic cost of living threshold.

Connecticut United Ways remain committed to supporting ALICE and fighting for the health, education and financial security of all Connecticut residents. We invest in child care and early learning, basic needs, diverse housing options, job training, asset development and financial education. We advocate for good jobs, fair wages, access to good schools, affordable housing, and quality child care that families can afford. And we stand ready to help ALICE households when disaster strikes.

ALICE is our friend, neighbor, coworker and family member. ALICE cares for our children and aging parents, fixes our cars and works in our local grocery stores, retail stores, and restaurants. ALICE lives in every town and city in Connecticut. In fact, in Connecticut more than 357,000 households are ALICE households with income above the Federal Poverty Level but below the state’s basic cost-of-living threshold as defined in the 2020 ALICE Report. ALICE workers are retail workers, nursing assistants, childcare workers, home health aides, car mechanics, maintenance workers, teacher assistants– workers essential to every community’s success. We lean on ALICE for support; yet, many ALICE households are one emergency away from a financial crisis impacting their ability to feed their family, heat their home, maintain their housing, and ensure their medical care.

Learn more about ALICE and download ALICE reports at