United Way Of CT

New  - Connecticut United Way ALICE Report 

The recently released 2020 Connecticut United Way ALICE Report revealed that 38% of households in our state have income which falls below what is needed to pay for basic necessities such as housing, food, child care, health care, technology, and transportation.                                                                                            

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ALICE, stands for - Asset  Limited Income Constrained  Employed. ALICE cares for our children and aging parents, fixes our cars and works in our local grocery stores, retail stores, and restaurants. ALICE is our friend, neighbor, co-worker, and family member. We lean on ALICE for support, yet many ALICE households are one emergency away from a financial crisis impacting their ability to feed their family, heat their home, maintain their housing, and ensure their medical care.                       

Connecticut United Ways are committed to shining a light on households that, despite working hard, live paycheck to paycheck and are unable to afford life's most basic necessities.

Visit the CT United Way website to download the 2020 ALICE Report and click below to download the ALICE Executive Summary:


For a powerful, eye-opening experience learn about walking in ALICE's shoes!  Visit www.MakingToughChoices.org to experience the financial challenges that ALICE households in Connecticut face every day. 


Text to 9-1-1 is Available in Connecticut                         

Text to 9-1-1 is now available in Connecticut. If you are in emergency situation and it is unsafe to speak or you have an injury or disability that prevents you from speaking, use your mobile phone to send a text message to 9-1-1.

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  1.  Enter the numbers 911 in the "To" field of your cellphone.
  2. Text the exact location of the emergency.                         
  3. Briefly describe what kind of help you need.                         
  4. Push the "Send" button.                         
  5. Respond to any questions.                          
  6. Follow instructions.                         
  7. Don't text and drive. Pull over when it's safe.                          

For more information, visit www.text911ct.org or click the links below to download a program flyer or community awareness poster.                          

Program Flyer & FAQ Guide             

Community Awareness Posters 

Healthy Food Donation List

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Food pantries strive to provide a variety of healthy food choices for the individuals they serve.Some Connecticut families rely on food pantries as a main source of food and many people have health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure that require special diets.

When making generous donations to food pantries in your community, consider donating items off of the Healthy Food Donation List. This list is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and offers healthier options to donate that will meet the health needs of those who rely on food pantries.

Food pantry clients often face choosing between food, medicine, and other expenses. Donating items off of the Health Food Donation List can help ensure that those who rely on food panties have access to healthy food. Click below to download the Healthy Food Donation list in English (above) or Spanish.              

 Lista de Donaciones de Alimentos Saludables

The 2-1-1 Connecticut database of health and human services resources contains almost 400 food pantries. Visit www.211ct.org and search "Food Pantries" to locate a food pantry in your community.