Improving lives and our communities
United Way in Northern Fairfield County works within the greater Danbury towns of Bethel, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, Newtown, Ridgefield and Redding.
To have the most effective long-term impact within these towns, United Way invests in local programs making a measurable difference, and convenes the community to bring action to local issues. United Way of Western Connecticut focuses on the most pressing needs in our communities and provides the resources -- human, financial and technical -- to get to the heart of problems.
Making a Difference in our Communities:
The Community Report Card of Western Connecticut
This Community Report Card of Western Connecticut establishes a comprehensive baseline profile of our community’s health status by assessing several key quality-of-life factors in the Housatonic Valley region. We can proceed from this baseline to identify areas where public intervention may improve the quality of services, cost effectiveness of services, and access to services for priority health needs.
The Report Card focuses on the Economic Stability, Education, Health Status, Risk Factors, Health and Lifestyle Behaviors, and Diseases.
The ten towns (referred to as the “community” in the report) that comprise the Housatonic Valley Region are Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Danbury, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, Redding, Ridgefield, and Sherman.The collective thoughts, opinions, and expertise from a broad representation of the community—health care providers, educational institutions, community based providers, and local government agencies—have shaped the content of this report.
Through our Community Impact Fund, we distributed $2 million dollars to 80 programs run by over 40 local nonprofit health and human services agencies throughout the seven town area of greater Danbury.
We are a Community Mobilizer
We address pressing issues within the community:
- Affordable Housing Symposium
- Community Food Drives
- Danbury Project Homeless Connect
- Community Planning for Early Childhood Learning
- Predatory Lending Symposium
We partner with others to improve lives:
- Danbury Continuum of Care Council
- Danbury Housing Partnership
- Danbury Project Homeless Connect Planning Council
- Emergency Food and Shelter Local Board
- Reaching Home (Partnership for Strong Communities)
- School Readiness Council
- Pioneering Healthy Communities