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The need for food has increased in our community
The need for food has increased in our community. So many of our neighbors are in need, due to unemployment and economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic United Way of Greater New Milford and the Rotary Club of New Milford are holding a Drive-Up… more
Cora's Kids
As Danbury Residents Head Back to Workplaces, Licensed Family Child Care Providers Play a Key Role Reliable, quality child care is a crucial element in the reopening of the economy in the City of Danbury, across the state, and across the nation.… more
Food Security during COVID 19: Community Connections
Weekday Food Deliveries Demonstrate the Power of Pooling Resources Thanks to a collaboration between Boehringer Ingelheim, United Way of Western Connecticut, Sodexo, Danbury Public Schools and other community partners, approximately 200 meals were… more
Every person is entitled to be treated with dignity and respect – this includes equal treatment and access to justice.
“You don’t change the world with ideas in your mind, but with the conviction in your heart.”—Bryan Stevenson At United Way of Western Connecticut, we acknowledge the anger, pain and grief suffered by Black Americans as a result of the murder of… more
United We Count, United We Vote
Complete the census. Vote. United Way of Western Connecticut fights for the health, education and financial stability of every person in greater Danbury, greater New Milford, and Stamford. We take actions and provide resources to support strong,… more
DanburyWORKS
Funds Will Assist Home-Based Family Child Care Providers     DANBURY, Conn. (May 20, 2020) — Fairfield County’s Community Foundation has awarded a $9,000 COVID-19 Resiliency Grant to DanburyWORKS to assist home-base family child care providers who… more
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Connecticut United Ways have joined together to offer TrustPlus, a program designed to promote financial stability for working families in the state ROCKY HILL, Conn. (May 11, 2020) — ­Connecticut United Ways’ ALICE Saves* program has partnered… more
child care providers found that the businesses they so worked so hard to open are suddenly closed and are bringing in no income
United Way of Western Connecticut launched the Cora’s Kids program in January of 2018 to address the severe shortage of quality child care in the City of Danbury. The program offered trainings and incentives for those who wanted to open licensed… more
United Way remains committed to serving our community and especially our neighbors living paycheck-to-paycheck who are vulnerable in times of uncertainty
Fund Will Help Those Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic with Food and Basic Needs DANBURY, Conn.—United Way of Western Connecticut has launched a fund to help people in this region who are financially affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Called the… more
15 Games to Play at Home with Kids, Ages 3-5
United Way of Western Connecticut invests in quality early childhood education programs in our community. From engagement ideas and using everyday moments as learning activities to ways to spark language and learning skills, we want to provide… more