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HOW TO LIVE UNITED: join hands around our community.

reach out your hand to one A PASSIONATE VISION. United Way invites people to work together to deliver long-lasting results for our community and contribute to a better life for everyone in the 40 towns of central and northeastern Connecticut.

and influence

LIVE UNITED.

the condition of all.

GIVE. ADVOCATE. VOLUNTEER. ............................................................................................

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A BOLD STRATEGY. The best choice for positive change, United Way Community Investment, focuses on fulfilling the aspirations of community members by creating opportunities for all, beginning with a good education that leads to a good job with self-sustaining wages to last a lifetime. When children have quality education and families have access to the tools to be financially secure, they are able to concentrate on the important things in life–meeting their basic needs to succeed and leading healthy lifestyles. That’s good for all of us.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT!

Turn the power of me into we! WE can achieve so much more TOGETHER than any one of us can alone.

For a list of partner agencies, please visit unitedwayinc.org/partners.


STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY.

CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES.

IMPROVING PEOPLE’S LIVES.

United Way’s focus on HEALTH provides all individuals with access to healthcare services.

United Way’s focus on BASIC NEEDS ensures everyone has food, shelter and essential services.

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DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

DID YOU KNOW?

BRIGHTENING OUR FUTURE.

ONE MIND AT A TIME.

United Way’s focus on EDUCATION helps all children succeed academically.

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School readiness

Academic achievement

Youth leadership skills

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Of 2,300 children in quality early childhood education programs, nearly nine out of ten gained skills needed to succeed in kindergarten, such as counting and literacy skills. 4,600 youth improved skills needed for academic success, such as study skills. Of 3,700 youth, four out of five improved their academic performance as a result of participation in out-of-school time programs.

One in five families in our region don’t have enough money to make ends meet.

Last year, through Community Investment, nearly 5,000 people with mental illnesses showed improvements in self-care.

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Last year, through Community Investment, nearly 14,750 people with medical illness or physical disability demonstrated knowledge of techniques to manage their own care.

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Here’s what United Way Community Investment is addressing in INCOME:

Parent education

Some 2012 results through contributions to United Way Community Investment:

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Currently, Connecticut’s unemployment rate is 8 percent, or nearly 150,000 of our friends and neighbors.

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Children who are not reading on grade-level by the end of third grade are more likely to not graduate high school on time.

Here’s what United Way Community Investment is addressing in EDUCATION:

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United Way’s focus on INCOME assists all families in becoming financially secure. DID YOU KNOW?

Children from lower-income families tend to lose two to three years of quality education by fifth grade due to lack of opportunities.

ONE INDIVIDUAL AT A TIME.

ONE FAMILY AT A TIME.

Adult literacy

Financial education

Income supports

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Last year, United Way 2-1-1 reported nearly 20,000 calls were received for disaster-related services in central and northeastern Connecticut

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More than 15 percent of households in Connecticut reported not having enough money to buy food during the first six months of 2012.

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Here’s what United Way Community Investment is addressing in BASIC NEEDS:

Training & job placement

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ONE DAY AT A TIME.

Of more than 1,300 people in financial literacy programs, nearly two out of three gained skills, such as money management, how to stick to a budget and establish or repair credit. Of more than 2,000 people, nine out of ten improved career skills through training on computers, in customer service, critical thinking and communication. Nearly 9,400 taxpayers were assisted at free, volunteer tax sites resulting in $26.4 million in refunds and credits, including $6.4 million in federal Earned Income Tax Credits.

Information & referral

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3,800 people were provided helpline information and referral and care consultation services for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. There is now an 80 percent survival rate for childhood cancers today due to treatments developed and supported almost entirely by donations. There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors due to an increase in early detection from mammograms and advancement in treatments.

Disaster preparedness & response

Food, clothing & shelter

Intellectual disability services

Some 2012 results through contributions to United Way Community Investment: More than 31,000 people received basic food assistance and nearly 12.6 million pounds of food was distributed to families.

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Nearly 650 people were assisted by services that provide temporary housing, clothing, food and more after a disaster, such as a fire or flood.

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Nearly 1,100 people with intellectual disabilities learned skills to help them live independently.

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THANK YOU FOR INVESTING IN OUR COMMUNITY.


United Way Brochure - 2013