In the Trenches
At the core of the United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is the work provided by the following agencies. These respected nonprofit organizations are home to programs which together with other United Way programs and initiatives (such as the Gemma E. Moran United Way/Labor Food Center, Project Warm-Up, Day of Caring, the NLC Fund to End Homelessness, American Red Cross CT Chapter's Armed Forces Emergency Services and Disaster Services, and United Way 2-1-1, provide the building blocks for a good quality of life for people in our community.
Alliance for Living
Provides comprehensive non-medical services to promote the physical, emotional and mental well-being for those infected and affected with HIV/AIDS.
154 Broad Street, New London, CT 06320 (860) 447-0884
Funded program: The Living Center
The Arc Eastern Connecticut
Providing community-based social, professional, and personal development initiatives that encourage relationships, community inclusion, and self-determination for individuals with intellectual and related developmental disabilities.
125 Sachem Street, Norwich, CT 06335 (860) 889-4435
Funded program: Community Life and Advocacy
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc.
A multi-service agency providing comprehensive emergency relief and case management; and behavioral health services including assessment, evaluation, individual and group counseling.
331 Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360 (860) 889-8346 * 28 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320 (860) 443-5328
Funded programs: Intensive Case Management
The Center: A Drop-In Community Learning & Resource Center
Free after-school educational support services, summer tutorials, and peer mediation programs.
76 Federal Street, New London, CT 06320 (860) 442-4466
Funded programs: Teen Life Skills, After School Care & Enrichment
Child & Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc.
A multi-service agency providing family counseling services, children's health services and infant/child day care services.
255 Hempstead Street, New London, CT 06320 (860)443-2896 * 75 Granite Street, New London, CT 06320 (860) 437-4550 * B.P. Learned Mission, 40 Shaw Street, New London, CT 06320 (860) 442-1798
Funded programs: Early Childhood Services, School Based Health Center, Parent and Child Services
Connecticut Legal Services, Inc.
Provides free assistance to low-income people with urgent civil/legal problems in such areas as housing, family, public benefits and education.
153 Williams Street, New London, CT 06320 (860) 447-0323
Funded program: Legal Services Income Support Project
Covenant Shelter of New London, Inc.
Provides temporary housing, three meals a day, case management and other support services to homeless individuals and single-parent families.
42 Jay Street, P.O. Box 1653, New London, CT 06320 (860) 443-0537
Funded program: Emergency Shelter
Higher Edge makes a 5-7 year commitment to students, starting at the end of 11th grade and continuing through college graduation. The CAP guides high school seniors through every step of the college admissions process, empowering them to enroll in college and select a school that positions them for success. Program components include summer institute, individual admissions coaching, college exploration, family engagement, and navigating financial aid to pay for college.
35 Redden Avenue, New London, CT 06320 (860) 439-0034
Funded program: College Access Program (CAP)
Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut
Serves the Jewish and general communities through humanitarian, social service, interfaith, and educational programs. Serves seniors, adults and youth.
28 Channing Street, New London, CT 06320 (860) 442-8062
Funded programs: Crisis Intervention, Senior Isolation Relief
The Light House
With a mission to educate and prepare individuals with disabilities for life, the Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center (The Light House) is dedicated to fostering social, emotional, and cognitive development for lifelong independence. Friends is a program for Middle/High School students on the Autism Spectrum that provides instruction in social skills, independent living skills, and community engagement. The program’s semi-structured environment delivers social instruction through age appropriate, student-driven activities, including built-in interactions with typical peers.
46 Plaza Ct, Groton, CT 06340 (860) 445-7626
Funded program: Friends Program
Provides family support and child abuse prevention services including education, counseling, children's programs, emergency assistance, referrals and programs for fathers.
240 Main Street, Norwich, CT 06360 (860) 886-6600
Funded programs: Family Support Center, Fatherhood Initiative, Great Beginnings
Martin House, Inc.
A residential living program for 54 people in need providing a dignified home, three nutritious meals daily, support services, and a caring community.
P.O. Box 857, 401 West Thames Street, Building 700, Norwich, CT 06360 (860) 889-6150
Funded program: Housing with Support Services
New London Homeless Hospitality Center
New London Homeless Hospitality Center offers hospitality to adults experiencing homelessness to provide a bridge to permanent housing. The Housing Location program increases access to affordable quality housing for individuals experiencing homelessness including youth by better supporting the identification of available rental units and increasing landlord willingness to rent to people who have experienced homelessness. This effort includes preparing guests for leasing, identifying apartment openings, landlord negotiations, completing housing applications, and addressing landlord concerns as they arise.
730 State Pier Road, P.O. Box 1651, New London, CT 06320 (860) 439-1573
Funded program: Housing Location
Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center
Provides a variety of human services, to include free transportation for seniors, senior programs, and neighborhood & family enrichment.
27 Chase Street, Pawcatuck, CT 06379 (860) 599-3285
Funded programs: Senior Transportation, Senior Activities, Human Services
Riverfront Children's Center
Provides comprehensive, quality childcare services to children from six weeks through twelve years of families either working, in school or in job training.
476 Thames Street, Groton, CT 06340 (860) 445-8151
Funded programs: Children's Center
Safe Futures (formerly Women's Center of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc.)
Provides free, confidential services to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault including crisis intervention, counseling, support groups and emergency shelter.
16 Jay Street, New London, CT 06320
(860) 447-0366 * For emergency shelter call (860) 701-6000
Funded programs: Counseling and Advocacy, Genesis House Emergency Shelter, Phoenix House Transitional Shelter, Prevention Education
SCADD: Southeastern Council on Alcohol & Drug Dependency
SCADD is dedicated to helping people and their families overcome problems with alcohol and substance abuse by providing a variety of treatment services.
47 Colt Street, New London, CT 06320 (860) 447-1717 * 37 Camp Moween Road, Lebanon, CT 06249 (860) 886-2495
Funded programs: Halfway Houses, Detox and Evaluation, Outpatient Services
Thames River Community Service, Inc.
A transitional housing program for homeless young adults (18-24) and their children can pursue goals of self-sufficiency and independence from public assistance.
One Thames River Place, Norwich, CT 06360 (860) 887-3288
Funded program: Housing with Support Services
TVCCA: Thames Valley Council for Community Action
Provides comprehensive social services to the regions economically and otherwise disadvantaged citizens, including programs for families youth,and the elderly.
83 Huntington Street, New London, CT 06320 (860) 444-0006
Funded programs: Little Learners, RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program)
UCFS: United Community and Family Services
Provides high quality health and human services that strengthen children, adults and families.
34 East Town Street, Norwich, CT 06360 (860) 889-2375 * 400 Bayonet Street, Suite 103, New London, CT 06320 (860) 442-4319
Funded programs: Dental Health Care, Adult Day Centers, Primary Medical Care, Outpatient Behavior Health Care
UCP of Eastern Connecticut
Provides services and support for children and adults with ALL disabilities.
42 Norwich Road, Quaker Hill, CT 06375 (860) 443-3800
Funded program: Disability Support
Visiting Nurse Association of Southeastern Connecticut
Offers home health care services to housebound individuals in support of quality care, health promotion and prevention of disease.
403 North Frontage Road, Waterford, CT 06385 (860) 444-1111
Funded programs: Home Health Care