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Week of Action 2021

What an amazing success! During Week of Action, volunteers rolled up their sleeves to create a stronger local food system through service projects. By putting in over 300 hours of hard work, we…


Welcome Home Kit

We can all play a role in ending homelessness. As a family leaves shelter and enters a new home, they need supplies to make it a home of their own. Gather a few items with your kids to teach them…


Healthy Bonds, Healthy Family

Parenting is tough, and at times it can get downright noisy.“Nothing prepared me for that screeching,” said 46-year-old Lorena Venegas from East Haven. Lorena and Juan’s twin daughters were just 4…


A Little Boost

Can a parenting framework called Circle of Security-Parenting help teachers better manage their classrooms? United Way and a growing number of teachers in greater New Haven say yes.“The atmosphere of…


Week of Action

During Week of Action, be part of the Live United movement by working with our partners across the region to host a community dinner, expand access to community garden resources, collect healthy…

Community members gather to celebrate United Ways 100th anniversary year.

Celebrating 100 Years

Founded in 1920 under the name Community Chest of Greater New Haven, the organization changed its name to the United Fund of Greater New Haven in 1951 and, in 1971, adopted the name United Way of…

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