Helping families create strong financial futures

At United Way of Greater New Haven, we work to create pathways to financial stability so that every person has the opportunity to thrive financially. United Way has several programs and strategies to work toward this goal, including making sure people’s basic needs are met, connecting people to education and job training to prepare them for careers that can support their families, and helping people access financial services and benefits that help them achieve their financial goals. Moving more families onto the path of financial stability creates better futures for them, and a stronger community for all of us.  

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ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. United Ways use this acronym to “put a face on” families who, despite working, still struggle financially.

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Can we end homelessness? It’s not going to be easy or happen overnight. But United Way, working with dozens of partners in our community, has already done things we never thought possible.

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The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) provides federal funds to community organizations to help people in times of crisis and to provide prevention services that help people avoid crisis. United Way of Greater New Haven administers the program for New Haven County.

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United Way of Greater New Haven is a funding partner in Secure Jobs, a collaborative effort that helps formerly homeless people find a job.

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One of the ways we help working families is through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. VITA is a free tax preparation service available to low-income individuals, people who have a disability, and those who speak limited English.

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Woman playing with young girl in walking device

ALICE stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. United Ways use this acronym to “put a face on” families who, despite working, still struggle financially.

Program Details
Middle aged woman standing in front of blue car

Can we end homelessness? It’s not going to be easy or happen overnight. But United Way, working with dozens of partners in our community, has already done things we never thought possible.

Program Details
Portrait of older woman smiling

The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) provides federal funds to community organizations to help people in times of crisis and to provide prevention services that help people avoid crisis. United Way of Greater New Haven administers the program for New Haven County.

Program Details
Middle aged woman holding young boy and smiling

United Way of Greater New Haven is a funding partner in Secure Jobs, a collaborative effort that helps formerly homeless people find a job.

Program Details
Middle aged woman talking to teenage girl and holding young girl

One of the ways we help working families is through the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program. VITA is a free tax preparation service available to low-income individuals, people who have a disability, and those who speak limited English.

Program Details

4503
people who filed their taxes through free tax help this year in greater New Haven
220
people have been housed in greater New Haven over the past two years
7007539
dollars returned to our region through free tax help services