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Every Child
Every Home
Healthy and Strong

United Way of Western Connecticut has reached an exciting time in our long history. Growing from our roots as five separate local entities, we are now one united, strong organization supporting 15 towns across Fairfield and Litchfield Counties. We are dedicated to serving our colleagues, friends and neighbors who must make difficult choices in their lives with their limited resources, a population called ALICE: Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed.

Who is ALICE? ALICE is our co-worker, friend and neighbor who works hard, yet can’t afford the basic necessities of housing, food, childcare, health care, and transportation in our area. Learn more about the groundbreaking ALICE research here. By addressing the needs of our struggling ALICE neighbors, we ensure that our communities are flourishing, stable places to live and work.

We depend on the partnerships we forge with businesses, schools, municipal agencies, volunteers and donors to drive collective impact around three critical issues that affect our community, and especially ALICE: education, income and health.

Simply put, we all rise when struggling households and families are elevated. By supporting United Way, you help friends and neighbors access the programs and services needed to become self-sufficient and achieve financial independence. Our collective impact strategy around ALICE incorporates the building blocks for healthy and productive lives to foster thriving families and stronger, more prosperous communities.

United Way is a leader in the nonprofit community and has its pulse on community needs in regards to education, financial stability and the health of our residents. We do what no other organization does: bring together the people and resources to solve complex problems that no one organization can solve alone.

Join us in this exciting new era. Support our initiatives and collaboratives that make the greatest impact on ALICE where you live. Volunteer to become directly connected to the progress we are making to improve the lives of our friends and neighbors.