United Way Announces Funding to Local Nonprofits

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved funding in the amount of $1,791,654 for the fiscal year 2022-23. This funding supports 40 health and human service programs at 23 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 funding United Way’s four key areas of impact that improve people’s lives: Basic Needs; Community Wellness; Promoting Independence; and Thriving Children.

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, ensuring that United Way donations are making an impact. There is a separate volunteer Financial Review Panel comprising individuals with fiscal expertise who assess the financial health of all agencies.

“Allocations allows me to help determine where our money is used wisely,” said Charlie Witt, an electrician at General Dynamics-Electric Boat and Allocations volunteer. “It also helps me in my [United Way] campaign at Electric Boat to explain to the employees where their money donations go and how they are used.”

Allocations Volunteer Ruth Swift, Customer Service Center Manager of Norwich Public Utilities (NPU) added, “NPU employees have long demonstrated a commitment to supporting United Way both financially and as volunteers. It is my honor to represent NPU as a member of the allocations committee. Meeting with organizations to learn firsthand the significant impact they have on our southeastern Connecticut community has given me a firsthand understanding of staffing, financials, goals and outcomes of each organization which has enabled me to advocate effectively for funding distributions.”

The listing below can be found online at www.uwsect.org/uwallocations2022-23.

United Way-funded programs are listed beneath each agency name

  • Alliance for Living - The Living Center ($65,009)   
  • The Arc Eastern Connecticut - Community Life and Advocacy ($50,627)  
  • Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. - Intensive Case Management  ($41,889)   
  • Child & Family Agency - Early Childhood Services, Parent & Child Counseling, School-Based Health Care Centers ($240,046)          
  • Connecticut Legal Services - Legal Services ($18,000)       
  • 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   ($54,336)
  • Higher Edge - College Access Program ($16,243)               
  • Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut - Crisis Intervention, Senior Isolation Relief ($22,062)              
  • The Light House- After-school Program ($16,199)                   
  • Madonna Place - Family Support Center, Fatherhood Initiative, Great Beginnings  ($119,957)              
  • Martin House - Housing with Support Services ($104,790)                 
  • New London Homeless Hospitality Center – Youth Housing ($14,111)                                                              
  • Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center - Human Services, Senior Activities, Senior Transportation ($50,462)                  
  • Riverfront Children's Center - Children's Center ($114,442)       
  • Safe Futures, Inc. - Counseling & Advocacy, Genesis House Emergency Shelter, Phoenix House Transitional Living, Prevention Education ($154,406)                  
  • SCADD, Inc. - Detoxification & Evaluation, Halfway Houses, Outpatient Services ($89,559)
  • S.T.E.P.S. – College & Career Enrichment ($25,000)                                             
  • Thames River Community Service, Inc. - Family Housing with Support Services ($83,727)                                     
  • TVCCA - Little Learners, RSVP ($55,000)                 
  • UCFS - Adult Day Centers, Dental Health Care, Outpatient Behavioral Health Care, Primary Medical Care ($269,677)
  • UCP of Eastern Connecticut - Disability Support ($48,383)            
  • Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern CT, Inc. - Home Health Care ($81,904)          
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization supporting a network of health and human services, programs, and initiatives in New London County that work together to help people in need and improve community conditions. Supported programs make an impact in four areas: Basic Needs; Community Wellness; Promoting Independence; and Thriving Children.
United Way operates the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center which provides food to a network of free emergency food programs in New London County and a Mobile Pantry, at no cost to those in need. United Way supports 2-1-1 Connecticut for free information and referral 24/7 and Project Warm-up for one-time, emergency heating assistance. Visit United Way online at www.uwsect.org.