United Way announces more than $2.2 million in funding to local health and human services

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved funding in the amount of $2,201,636 for the fiscal year 2018-19. This funding supports 49 programs at 25 nonprofit agencies in New London County that work together to provide a vital network of services to help those in need.

Leading the program review and fund distribution are sixty-five trained and knowledgeable volunteers who live or work in New London County who contribute approximately forty hours of volunteer work over several months. Local volunteer teams attend site visits, evaluate program performance and analyze program results. There is an additional volunteer team that has expertise in finance, the Financial Review Panel, that carefully assesses the financial health of all agencies.

“It is a big responsibility of Allocations Volunteers to represent more than 14,000 United Way donors,” said Virginia L. Mason, President and CEO of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. “It’s a job they take very seriously to ensure donor dollars are being used wisely and effectively to help those in need in our local community. We are grateful to this wonderful team of volunteers and also to the network of local health and human service agencies who are changing lives every day here in New London County.”

United Way’s Allocations Cabinet Co-chairs, Denise Stapienski of Chelsea Groton Bank and Ray Stanley, a retiree from Electric Boat, present the funding recommendations made by the volunteers to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors for approval.

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut Funding for Fiscal Year 2018-19
United Way-funded programs are listed beneath each agency name

Alliance for Living - $76,918
The Living Center     
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. - $123,071
Emergency Financial Assistance, Intensive Case Management, Mental Health Clinic        
Child & Family Agency - $350,584
BP Learned Mission Children's Programs, Early Childhood Services, Parent & Child Counseling, School-Based Health Centers
Connecticut Legal Services - $26,200
Legal Services Income Support Project        
Covenant Shelter of New London - $50,808
Emergency Shelter     
Higher Edge - $11,500
College Access Program        
Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut - $11,662
Crisis Intervention, Senior Isolation Relief   
Madonna Place - $133,792
Families First, Family Support Center, Fatherhood Initiative          
Martin House - $120,542
Housing with Support Services          
New London Homeless Hospitality Center - $17,083
Housing Location      
OIC of New London County - $80,997
CNA Training Program, Culinary Arts Training, Project Employment Reintegration, The Learning Academy           
Our Piece of the Pie, Inc. (OPP) - $10,000

OPP In Communities: Eastern CT     
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center - $48,339
Human Services, Senior Activities, Senior Transportation   
Riverfront Children's Center - $130,000
Children's Center       
Safe Futures, Inc. - $156,370

Counseling & Advocacy, Genesis House Emergency Shelter, Phoenix House Transitional Living, Prevention Education       
SCADD, Inc. - $91,951
Detoxification & Evaluation, Halfway Houses, Outpatient Services
Sound Community Services, Inc. - $34,389
Intensive Outpatient Services
Thames River Community Service, Inc. - $84,150
Family Housing with Support Services         
The ARC New London County - $47,500
Community Life and Advocacy        
The Center: A Drop in Community and Resource Center - $70,807
Out of School Care and Enrichment Program, Teen Life Skills       
The Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center - $13,775
Friends Program         
TVCCA - $28,697
Little Learners, RSVP
UCFS - $330,650
Adult Day Centers, Dental Health, Outpatient Behavioral Health, Primary Medical           
UCP of Eastern Connecticut - $32,930
Disability Support      
VNASC, Inc. - $118,921
Community Mental Health, Home Health Care      

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About United Way of Southeastern Connecticut   
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization supporting a network of 73 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 include early care and education, child development, employment training, physical and mental health care, crisis intervention, shelter, employment training, emergency/disaster preparation, and response and recovery service.
United Way operates the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center which provides food to 85 free emergency food programs and through a Mobile Food Pantry program, 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 to get involved.