Human Services

Friday, February 2, 2018
Westport Warm Up Fund Continues To Accept Donations

WESTPORT, CT -- The Warm Up Fund is a collaborative effort between the United Way of Coastal Fairfield County, the Department of Human Services, the Westport Woman's Club (WWC) and the Clergy Association. "We come together to ensure that no one is left out in the cold," Daignault said. "The monies ...

Friday, January 26, 2018
Today Is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day

ROCKY HILL, CT -- The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) puts money back into the pockets of low and moderate income workers and is considered our nation's most effective pro-work, anti-poverty tool. In 2017, 216,000 Connecticut workers secured an average of $2,211 in EITC; however, it is estimated that 1 in 5 qualifying households do not claim the EITC on their tax return. In recognition of EITC Awareness Day, Connecticut 2-1-1 and Connecticut United Ways want to encourage Connecticut's workforce to utilize free tax preparation services to claim the tax credits they are eligible for.