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Our Back-to-School Program Prepares Hundreds of Students For a New Year
For more than 30 years, United Way of Western Connecticut has worked to support students from ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) households in Danbury and Greater New Milford by providing them with the tools they need for a… more
United Way of Western Connecticut Receives $1.2 Million Award from Federal Government to Support Families Living Paycheck to Paycheck 
Funds to be used for statewide expansion of Prosperi-Key, an innovative digital marketplace to empower low- to- moderate income families to thrive  Danbury, CT (August 26, 2022) — United Way of Western Connecticut and Prosperity Digital Marketplace… more
Hometown Hero: Meet Estela Camacho
United Way of Western Connecticut is pleased to announce this month’s Hometown Hero! Meet Estela Camacho, a local leader from Danbury, Connecticut who has been nominated for her work with the Danbury Family Resource Center.    Estela has been… more
Read the Latest ALICE In Focus Report: Financial Hardship Among People With Disabilities
Having a disability — whether apparent or non-apparent, physical or cognitive — can be a substantial barrier to financial stability.  The latest ALICE in Focus: Financial Hardship Among People with Disabilities Report dives in to the impacts that… more
Give Back to Local Students Through our Back-to-School Program
For more than 30 years, we’ve supported students in Danbury and Greater New Milford through our Back-to-School Program. We want to ensure that every student has the opportunity to succeed in school by providing them with essential school supplies.… more
King of the Hill 5K Walk and Run is Back!
Get ready to lace up your sneakers! Join us on Thursday, September 8th at Berkshire Corporate Park for a scenic and challenging certified 5K. Teams, walkers, and runners are welcome. Can’t attend in person? No worries, in addition to the in-person… more
Age Well Community Council Elder Abuse Panel to Air on Television in Greater Danbury
The Age Well Community Council, in collaboration with United Way of Western Connecticut, held a webinar for World Elder Abuse Awareness Day on June 15, 2022. The online event focused on how to identify, prevent, and address the financial… more
United Way of Western Connecticut Announces Addition of Four New Board Members
United Way of Western Connecticut has officially announced the addition of four new members to our Board of Directors. Doreen Bentson, Luis Diez, Dr. Michael Stern, and Katherine Webster-O’Keefe will assume their roles on the board through 2025.… more
Hometown Hero: Meet Mini Santosh
United Way of Western Connecticut is pleased to announce this month’s Hometown Hero! Meet Mini Santosh, a local leader from Danbury, Connecticut who has been nominated for her work with the Action Early Learning Center.   Mini has made her mark… more
Hometown Hero: Meet Joan Laucius
United Way of Western Connecticut is pleased to announce this month’s Hometown Hero! Meet Joan Laucius, a local leader from Sherman, Connecticut who has been nominated for her work with the Matthew 25 Project.  Joan is known in her community for… more