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Our Mission

Our Mission
The mission of United Way is to improve lives by mobilizing caring communities to create lasting change.

Our Vision
United Way of Western Connecticut is committed to ensuring that every child enters school ready to learn, every family is financially stable and every community we serve is healthy and strong. We are the recognized leader in identifying issues and pathways to solutions.

Our Goals
UWWC intends to impact the lives of our
ALICE population, increase their financial stability and ultimately reduce the number of ALICE households in Western CT. To accomplish this, we must listen to ALICE, focus on targeted outcomes that will improve their lives, and measure the success for continual improvement.

Our Values
We are bold in our focus, collaborative in our work, wise with our resources and transparent. We are committed to bringing excellence and accountability to all our work to improve and strengthen our communities.

Charity Navigator 4-Star Rating
Our sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned us a 4-Star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This distinction and recognition shows that United Way of Western Connecticut uses donor dollars to advance its mission in a fiscally responsible way.