Creating a healthier community

Did you know that your zip code is a stronger predictor of your health status than your genetic code? United Way of Greater New Haven tackles the social and environmental factors that create inequities in health outcomes in our community. We focus on serving vulnerable populations, and balance meeting immediate needs with creating long-term solutions. Whether it’s expanding access to healthy food, promoting a “housing first” approach as a health solution for the homeless, or increasing the availability of mental health services for children, United Way and its partners tackle problems that are too big for any one organization to solve alone.

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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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Boxes of carrots and corn

We believe in building and maintaining a food system that nourishes all people in a just and sustainable manner. We partner with the Food Access Working Group, a working group of the New Haven Food Policy Council, to improve New Haven’s food system by fostering cooperation between food service providers, community groups, residents, and city […]

New Haven Food Truck

We fight hunger by supporting mobile food pantries to ensure that all families have access to healthy, nutritious food.

Group of young kids meditating

Trauma. It can present itself through poverty, violence in the home, divorce, or abuse. United Way believes everyone should be physically and mentally healthy. That’s why we bring partners into New Haven schools to help kids connect with each other and caring adults. These programs help students unwind, make friends, and build confidence and resilience.

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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
Boxes of carrots and corn

We believe in building and maintaining a food system that nourishes all people in a just and sustainable manner. We partner with the Food Access Working Group, a working group of the New Haven Food Policy Council, to improve New Haven’s food system by fostering cooperation between food service providers, community groups, residents, and city […]

Program Details
New Haven Food Truck

We fight hunger by supporting mobile food pantries to ensure that all families have access to healthy, nutritious food.

Program Details
Group of young kids meditating

Trauma. It can present itself through poverty, violence in the home, divorce, or abuse. United Way believes everyone should be physically and mentally healthy. That’s why we bring partners into New Haven schools to help kids connect with each other and caring adults. These programs help students unwind, make friends, and build confidence and resilience.

Program Details

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meals served last year
220
people have been housed in greater New Haven over the past two years
2527
students benefit from mentoring or counseling services in local schools