United Way announces nearly $2 million in funding to local health and human service programs

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved funding in the amount of $1,943,768 for the fiscal year 2021-22. This funding supports 40 health and human service programs at 22 local nonprofit agencies in New London County that work together to provide a vital safety net of services to help those in need.

The Board affirmed its commitment to the community by approving the following funding in four key areas of impact that improve people’s lives:

  • Basic Needs - $144,704
  • Community Wellness - $995,086
  • Thriving Children - $349,669
  • Promoting Independence - $454,309

There will be a public check presentation to funded agencies by impact area at United Way’s Community Celebration event on Thursday, August 12 at 8 a.m. at the Summer patio at Mohegan Sun, along with other awards and honors for outstanding engagement and fundraising efforts.

Leading the program review and fund distribution are trained and knowledgeable volunteers who live or work in New London County, each contributing their time to carefully evaluate program performance and analyze program results. There is a separate volunteer Financial Review Panel comprising individuals with fiscal expertise who assess the financial health of all agencies.

“In these times of diminishing state and federal support for social service programs, the funding that United Way of Southeastern Connecticut provides to our partner agencies and the programs they manage has never been more in need,” said Ray Stanley, volunteer Chair of United Way Allocations.

“Our trained volunteers review, in detail, the 40-plus programs that provide direct support to our neighbors in the local area,” Stanley continued. “They then make the decisions as to how campaign funds will be allocated to those programs based on needs, efficiencies of operation, and effectiveness of program outcomes.”

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut Funding for Fiscal Year 2021-22
United Way-funded programs are listed beneath each agency name

Alliance for Living - The Living Center    
The Arc Eastern Connecticut - Community Life and Advocacy    

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. - Intensive Case Management    
Child & Family Agency - Early Childhood Services, Parent & Child Counseling, School-Based Health Care Centers    
Connecticut Legal Services - Legal Services    
Covenant Shelter of New London - Emergency Shelter    
The Center: A Drop-in Community Learning and Resource Learning Center - Out of School Care, Teen Life Skills    

Higher Edge - College Access Program    
Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut - Crisis Intervention, Senior Isolation Relief    
The Light House- Friends Program    
Madonna Place - Family Support Center, Fatherhood Initiative, Great Beginnings    
Martin House - Housing with Support Services    
New London Homeless Hospitality Center - Housing Location
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center - Human Services, Senior Activities, Senior Transportation    
Riverfront Children's Center - Children's Center    
Safe Futures, Inc. - Counseling & Advocacy, Genesis House Emergency Shelter, Phoenix House Transitional Living, Prevention Education    
SCADD, Inc. - Detoxification & Evaluation, Halfway Houses, Outpatient Services    
Thames River Community Service, Inc. - Family Housing with Support Services    
TVCCA - Little Learners, RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)
UCFS - Adult Day Centers, Dental Health Care, Outpatient Behavioral Health Care, Primary Medical Care
UCP of Eastern Connecticut - Disability Support    
Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern CT, Inc. - Home Health Care