Our Work

Advancing the Common Good:

United Way of Western Connecticut helps over 75,000 people each year across the western Connecticut region by focusing on the vital building blocks for a good life: Education, Income and Health. We fund more than 130 LOCAL programs, partner with nearly 100 agencies and support dozens of community initiatives. By leveraging the collective power of the community, we are delivering immediate assistance to lives in crisis while working toward long-term solutions that will prevent problems from happening in the first place. We invite you to LIVE UNITED by giving, advocating and volunteering through United Way to ensure everyone has access to education, job training, food, housing and healthcare.

Creating Opportunities for a Better Life for All

Everyone deserves opportunities to have a good life: a quality education that leads to a stable job, enough income to support a family through retirement, and good health.

That’s why United Way’s work is focused on the building blocks for a good life:

  • Education– Helping Children and Youth Achieve Their Potential
  • Income– Promoting Financial Stability and Independence
  • Health – Improving People’s Health

Advancing the common good is less about helping one person at a time and more about changing systems to help all of us. We are all connected and interdependent. We all win when a child succeeds in school, when families are financially stable, when people are healthy.

United Way’s goal is to create long-lasting changes by addressing the underlying causes of these problems. Living united means being a part of the change. It takes everyone in the community working together to create a brighter future. Give. Advocate. Volunteer. LIVE UNITED

Response to the December 12, 2014 Tragedy in Sandy Hook

For more information on the work that United Way of Western Connecticut did to support the Newtown community in the wake of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School, please click here.

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