People's United Foundation Grant Award The Arc ECT Internet Connectivity Grant

People’s United Community Foundation has awarded $4,000 to The Arc Eastern Connecticut to assist with its portion of the Communication and Connectedness Crisis Project for People with Disabilities.  
“This is an innovative statewide program seeking to prevent isolation of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic,” explains Laurie Herring, Chief Operations Officer at The Arc Eastern Connecticut. “With the funds we receive we can give people with IDD living by themselves the supports they need to stay electronically connected to families, caregivers, medical professionals, and support staff.” The Foundation grant will allow the agency to purchase appropriate, accessible, and easy-to-use video chat and communication technologies during the pandemic and beyond.” 

To learn more about The Arc Eastern Connecticut and its programs throughout the region, and for weekly agency updates and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic, please visit or contact Denise Tift at (860) 889-4435, ext. 116.