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United Way announces more than $2.6 million in funding to local health and human services

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved fund distributions in the amount of $2,519,460 for the fiscal year 2016-17. This funding supports 47 programs at 21 nonprofit organizations in New London County that work together to provide a safety net of services to help those in need. These partner programs work hand-in-hand with an additional 25 United Way programs and services that your donation to United Way makes possible.

In addition to these distributions, United Way 2-1-1 receives $52,492. 2-1-1 is a 24-hour information and referral helpline that is available free of charge to anyone in Connecticut. The American Red Cross will also receive $63,684 for two programs – Armed Forces Emergency Services and Disaster Services, and the Independent Development Account (IDA) program receives $5,000.

Leading the program review and fund distribution are trained volunteers who live or work in New London County. Volunteer teams are convened to evaluate program performance and analyze program results. There is a separate volunteer Financial Review Panel with fiscal expertise that carefully assesses the financial health of all agencies.

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

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut Funding for Fiscal Year 2016-17
United Way-funded programs are listed beneath each agency name

Alliance for Living: $73,124
The Living Center

The Arc New London County: $53,769
Community Life & Advocacy

Catholic Charities: $173,753
Emergency Financial Assistance, Intensive Case Management, Mental Health Clinic, and
Pregnancy Services

Child and Family Agency of SECT: $399,989
BP Learned Mission Children's Programs, Early Childhood Services, Parent & Child Counseling, and School-Based Health Centers

Connecticut Legal Services: $34,022
Legal Services

Covenant Shelter: $58,010
Emergency Shelter

Drop-In Learning Center: $80,704
Out of School Care & Enrichment and Teen Life Skills

Jewish Federation of Eastern CT: $12,649
Crisis Intervention and Senior Isolation Relief

Madonna Place: $137,749
Families First, Family Support Center, and the Fatherhood Initiative

Martin House: $135,429
Housing with Support Services

OIC of New London County: $199,258
Certified Nurse Assistant, Geriatric Aide, Culinary Arts Training, Employment Training, Project Employment, and Stopping Domestic Violence 

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center: $54,052
Senior Transportation, Human Services, and Senior Activities

Riverfront Children’s Center: $145,754
Children’s Center

Safe Futures: $187,409
Emergency Assistance, Emergency Shelter, Individual/Family Support, and Violence is Preventable

SCADD: $91,482
Detoxification & Evaluation, Halfway Houses, and Outpatient Services

Sound Community Services: $43,625
Intensive Outpatient Services

Thames River Community Service: $83,735
Family Housing with Support Services

TVCCA: $29,828
Early Child Care & Education and RSVP

UCP of Eastern Connecticut: $21,484
Disability Support

United Community and Family Services: $371,489
Adult Day Centers, Dental Health, Outpatient Behavioral Health, and Primary Medical

Visiting Nurse Association of SECT: $132,144
Community Mental Health and Home Health Care


United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization supporting a network of 68 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 81 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.