Human Services

Sunday, January 14, 2018
Goya Foods Donates to Hartford Relief Center

HARTFORD, CT -- Thanks to Goya Foods, Inc. and its Goya Gives campaign, displaced families served by Hartford's the Centro de Ayuda Para Nuestros Amigos Caribeños (Relief Center for our Caribbean Friends) had a reason to celebrate the new year. The Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) manages the relief center, which opened on November 1. The Latino Endowment Fund at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving was instrumental in securing the
generous donation from Goya Foods.

Monday, November 13, 2017
9 Town Transit Seeks Support for Displaced Hurricane Victims in Connecticut

MIDDLESEX COUNTY, CT -- The local public transportation system, 9 Town Transit (9TT), is partnering with the United Way to bring transportation to the residents of Puerto Rico who have landed in Connecticut following the devastating hurricane, Maria. To help provide this service, 9TT has started a fund-raiser. For $59, a donor may purchase a pass that will provide unlimited service on all 9TT bus routes, six days a week for an entire calendar month. Passengers can board a 9TT bus in Middletown, ride down to Old Saybrook, and transfer all the way to Madison or East Lyme.

Friday, October 13, 2017
2-1-1 Call Center Gearing Up to Help Puerto Ricans Arriving in CT

ROCKY HILL, CT -- The United Way of Connecticut’s statewide 2-1-1 call center in Rocky Hill has already had hundreds of calls from Puerto Rican families seeking help for family members expected to be coming here. United Way President and C.E.O. Richard Porth said there are many families looking for help. "About sixty percent, two-thirds of the calls we’re getting are people looking for relocation assistance. We’re hearing that older adults may be among the first to arrive because of health concerns, things of that nature.”

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Hartford Leaders, Agencies Engage In Aid Talks And Waiting Game For Puerto Rican Families

HARTFORD, CT -- As people fleeing Puerto Rico begin to trickle into Connecticut, an informal coalition of city officials, philanthropists, hospitals, public schools and faith groups have been mobilizing, even as they face a big unknown: How many families will need their help? The disaster in Puerto Rico also has brought together a network of potential partners including Travelers, MetroHartford Alliance, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut, and Hartford Foundation for Public Giving.