Human Services

Friday, August 23, 2019
Year-End Critical Needs Grants Now Available

TORRINGTON, CT -- The Northwest Connecticut Community Foundation has allocated a minimum of $55,000 to distribute to public charities and faith-based organizations in its 20-town service area* for year-end critical-needs grants. Grants are made possible through the Draper Foundation Fund and the Marion Wm. & Alice Edwards Fund. Applications are due by Friday, October 11, 2019. Grants will be awarded in December 2019.

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA) Aims to Help Families Struggling to Make Ends Meet

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- Members of the Greater Bridgeport Family Economic Security Coalition, elected government officials, coordinated by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS) and Internal Revenue Service have kicked-off the start of the  2019 tax season. VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS, where trained volunteers prepare and file state and federal returns for low- and moderate-income families for free. Families who generally had an income of $55,000 or less in 2018 may qualify for additional tax credits. This year’s VITA campaign is made possible with support from the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, Citi Community Development, Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and Near & Far Aid.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
United Way Launches Coalition to Help Those Impacted By Government Shutdown

ROCKY HILL, CT -- United Way Worldwide recently announced that it will lead the formation of the United for U.S. coalition, a joint effort by corporate partners, organized labor, the United Way network and nonprofits to assist furloughed federal workers and others impacted by the ongoing government shutdown.

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