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United Way to Invest More than $2.7 Million in Community

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved fund distributions in the amount of $2,725,824 for the fiscal year 2013-14. This funding supports 51 programs at nonprofit organizations in New London County that, working together, help advance the common good for everyone.

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut partner programs fall into one of four priority areas that provide people with the building blocks to a good quality of life: thriving children, basic needs, community wellness, and promoting independence.

In addition to these distributions, United Way 2-1-1 receives $51,050. 2-1-1 is a 24-hour information and referral helpline that is available free of charge to anyone in Connecticut. 2-1-1 is a partnership between Connecticut United Ways and the State of Connecticut. The American Red Cross will also receive $66,372 for two programs – Armed Forces Emergency Services and Disaster Services.

Leading the program review and fund distribution each year are volunteers that bring experience and expertise in health and human services. Volunteer teams are convened to evaluate program performance and financial health and analyze program results. United Way’s Allocations Cabinet Co-chairs then makes funding recommendations to the full board of directors for approval.

Virginia L. Mason, President & CEO of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, says “This hard work is done by dedicated individuals that volunteer their time to make important decisions. They share our passion for changing lives and strengthening the community.”

Joan Wessell, Co-chair of the Allocations Cabinet along with Bob Gunnels, notes “United Way and the volunteers work closely with partner programs to ensure that donors’ generous contributions are carefully and thoughtfully invested to help improve community conditions in the areas of basic needs, thriving children, community wellness, and promoting independence. I can assure United Way donors that we take our job seriously, and strive to make the best decisions possible that advance the common good for all.”

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut Funding for 2013-14
Funded programs are listed beneath each agency name

Alliance for Living, $71,635
The Living Center

The Arc of New London County, $56,480
Community Life and Advocacy

Catholic Charities, $203,530
Adolescent Substance Abuse Treatment, Emergency Financial Assistance, Intensive Case Management, Mental health Clinic, Pregnancy Services

Child & Family Agency, $431,282

BP Learned Mission Children’s Programs, Early Childhood Services, Parent & Child Counseling, School-Based Health Centers, Young Parents Program

Connecticut Legal Services, $34,615
Legal Services

Covenant Shelter, $57,731
Emergency Shelter

Drop-in Learning Center, $82,762
Out of School Care and Enrichment Program, Teen Life Skills

Jewish Federation, $13,906
Crisis Intervention, Senior Isolation Relief

Madonna Place, $144,192
Families First, Family Support Center, Fatherhood Initiative

Martin House, $142,412
Housing with Support Services

OIC, $222,727
Case Management, Certified Nurse Assistant, Geriatric Aide, Culinary Arts Training, Employment Training, Project Employment, Stopping Domestic Violence

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, $62,015
Human Services, Senior Activities, Senior Transportation

Riverfront Children’s Center, $151,163
Children’s Center

Safe Future, $192,283
Emergency Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Individual Family Support, Violence is Preventable

SCADD, $90,607
Detoxification & Evaluation, Halfway Houses, Outpatient Services

Sound Community Services, $54,258
Intensive Outpatient Services

Thames River Community Services, $88,052
Family Housing with Support Services

TVCCA, $31,366
Early Child Care & Education, RSVP

United Cerebral Palsy, $17,338
Disability Support

United Community & Family Services, $433,031
Adult Day Centers, Dental Health, Outpatient Behavioral Health, Family Enrichment Program, Primary Medical

VNA of SE CT, $144,440
Community Mental health, Home Health Care, Maternal Child Health