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United Way announces nearly $2.2 million in funding to local health and human service programs

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s Board of Directors has approved funding in the amount of $2,196,942 for the fiscal year 2019-2020. This funding supports 46 programs at local nonprofit agencies in New London County that work together to provide a vital safety net services to help those in need.

Leading the program review and fund distribution are trained and knowledgeable volunteers who live or work in New London County, and they each contribute approximately forty hours of volunteer work over several months. Local volunteer teams 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.

“We say that Allocations Volunteers are the eyes and ears of United Way donors,” said Virginia L. Mason, President and CEO of United Way of Southeastern Connecticut. “They ensure that your donation is truly making a difference every day at local nonprofit organizations, helping those in need, and improving community conditions.”

United Way’s Allocations Cabinet Chair, Ray Stanley, a retiree from Electric Boat, then brings funding recommendations made by the Allocations Volunteers to United Way of Southeastern Connecticut’s full Board of Directors for approval.

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut Funding for Fiscal Year 2019-2020

United Way-funded programs are listed beneath each agency name

Alliance for Living - $77,112
The Living Center     

The Arc Eastern Connecticut - $47,620
Community Life and Advocacy        

Catholic Charities, Diocese of Norwich, Inc. - $123,382
Emergency Financial Assistance, Intensive Case Management, Mental Health Clinic        

The Center: A Drop in Community and Resource Center - $70,985
Out of School Care and Enrichment Program, Teen Life Skills       

Child & Family Agency - $351,468
BP Learned Mission Children's Programs, Early Childhood Services, Parent & Child Counseling, School-Based Health Centers

Connecticut Legal Services - $26,266
Legal Services Income Support Project        

Covenant Shelter of New London - $50,937
Emergency Shelter     

Higher Edge - $11,529
College Access Program        

Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut - $11,691
Crisis Intervention, Senior Isolation Relief   

Madonna Place - $134,129
Family Support Center, Fatherhood Initiative, Great Beginnings     

Martin House - $120,846
Housing with Support Services          

New London Homeless Hospitality Center - $17,126
Housing Location      

OIC of New London County - $80,979
The Learning Academy, Train-to-Work        

Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center - $48,461
Human Services, Senior Activities, Senior Transportation   

Riverfront Children's Center - $130,328
Children's Center       

Safe Futures, Inc. - $156,764
Counseling & Advocacy, Genesis House Emergency Shelter, Phoenix House Transitional Living, Prevention Education       

SCADD, Inc. - $92,183
Detoxification & Evaluation, Halfway Houses, Outpatient Services

Sound Community Services, Inc. - $34,476
Intensive Outpatient Services

Thames River Community Service, Inc. - $84,362
Family Housing with Support Services         

The Lighthouse Voc-Ed Center - $13,809
Friends Program         

TVCCA - $28,769
Little Learners, RSVP

UCFS - $331,485
Adult Day Centers, Dental Health, Outpatient Behavioral Health, Primary Medical           

UCP of Eastern Connecticut - $33,013
Disability Support      

VNASC, Inc. - $119,222
Community Mental Health, Home Health Care        


United Way of Southeastern Connecticut is a locally-based non-profit organization supporting a network of 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 Bank which provides food to 85 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. Visit United Way online at to get involved.