Our Work

United Way of Western CT creates positive lasting change to help ALICE prosper

At United Way, we create positive, lasting change for the people who work hard but still struggle to get by in Western Connecticut.

We’re all proud of the strong, vibrant communities in Western Connecticut. From the scenic Litchfield Hills to the bustling city streets of Stamford, our corner of Connecticut is a great place to live and work.

But, beneath the surface, some families are fighting hard to get by. It can be an expensive place to live, and housing, childcare, and transportation can take a huge chunk out of a family budget.

Learn more about these struggling households we call ALICE and find out what we’re doing to improve their lives and the lives of their children:


If you need immediate assistance or to be connected to an agency, please call 2-1-1 or visit 211ct.org to access help.