The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) supplements the work of local social service agencies, both nonprofit and governmental, to help people with economic emergencies (non-disaster-related). EFSP funds are used to supplement feeding, sheltering, rent/mortgage or utility assistance efforts for programs already in existence. Funding is made available by the Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency and administered locally by United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. Click here to learn more about EFSP.
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Column by Virginia L. Mason, featured in The Bulletin
On Oct. 18, the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut celebrated Crop Walks and the generous donations that have made a difference in the lives of those who are food insecure abroad and in our community.
New Capacities, a collective impact project led by the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut, has adapted student Career Expo’s for our new world of remote learning and social distancing. Originally intending to support career exploration fairs at the two Norwich middle schools this past Spring 2020 the project changed direction and built the Career Exploration Video Series. The series takes the exploration fair online by highlighting careers in local, in-dem
Make a difference this holiday season for our neighbors in need - run a virtual food drive!
Chairman’s Award Series recognizes local businesses, organizations, and volunteers
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut recently announced the recipients of its Chairman’s Award Series, which honors businesses and organizations, and their employees, for running outstanding United Way Campaigns. Several volunteers were also recognized for their efforts and support of our community through volunteer service.
Connecticut Food Bank and United Way of Southeastern Connecticut reach agreement on direct service to area programs and mobile pantries
The Connecticut United Ways’ 2020 ALICE Report Lays Bare the Severity of the Economic Challenges Facing Many Families in the State and Outlines Proven Strategies to Move These Families Toward Financial Security
Before the COVID-19 pandemic arrived this year, 38% of Connecticut residents were already struggling to make ends meet.
Those are the findings of Connecticut United Ways’ 2020 ALICE Report, a study on financial hardship.
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved funding in the amount of $2,064,378 for the fiscal year 2020-21. This funding supports 42 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.