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Rebuilding and reimagining stronger communities don't happen alone.

Let's Rebuild and Reimagine Community

Help Transform Lives in Our Community.

Every day people in our community face personal and social crises. Affordable child care that is out of reach to hard-working families. Living on the verge of homelessness. Hunger and food insecurity. Limited access to educational support and enrichment programs. 

We at United Way of Western Connecticut, our partners and supporters like you – surround tough problems like these and we fight. We fight to make the lives of every person in our community better by improving their health, education and financial stability.

Why We're Moving to Rebuild and Reimagine Stronger Communities

We fight because even though our community has a lot to celebrate, there are still a lot of problems that need to be solved. These are often problems that aren’t talked about. They’re complex problems without easy answers. They’re problems that span weeks, years and even generations.

We fight for our neighbors, like Elizabeth, José and Maria, Donna and Lucjan, and thousands of others. We fight because every person in our community deserves to thrive.

Why do you fight? Tell us on LinkedIn using the hashtag #LiveUnited.

How We're Rebuilding and Reimagining Stronger Communities

When we’re UNITED, we can solve these social crises. We can bring together the strongest organizations with people in need like we do with our Danbury and Stamford Food Collaboratives.
We can find new solutions to persisting problems, like food security and better educational opportunities.

And we can find and mobilize people and partners across our community who are ready to take on our most daunting crises and help us all come out the other side stronger. We are inspired by Christine and her family, who make volunteer service to the community a priority.

What Does It Mean to Be United for a Stronger and Reimagined Community?

It means we are united to:

Ensure the well-being of every person in our community through health and food security programs.
We make it easier for individuals to access prescription savings,  and access nutritious foods, ensuring that every person get—and stay—healthy.

Make opportunities for childhood and youth success--from early childhood education to high school and beyond--accessible to more families.
From cradle to career, we ensure every child gets a strong start in life, from safe, enriching child care and out-of-school care, to programs for teenagers so they have the tools to learn, grow, and thrive in life.

Offer multiple paths to financial stability for struggling families and individuals.
We support access to services, job training, credit counseling and money management programs that help make financial stability easier.

But change doesn’t happen alone. Help improve the lives of people in our community by joining and supporting United Way of Western Connecticut.

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