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United Way announces more than $2.2 million in funding

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