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.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut Raises $60,000 in Grants to Support Neighbors in Need

HARTFORD, CT -- United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut is pleased to announce that it has received $60,000 in grants to support Neighbors in Need, a local effort that will help meet the immediate and longer term needs of children and families displaced by the devastation of recent hurricanes and others needing basic human services. United Way has itself contributed $100,000 to Neighbors in Need.

Monday, January 22, 2018
Households Which Earned $54,000 or Less in 2017 Can File State and Federal Taxes for FREE

BRIDGEPORT, CT -- On Tuesday, January 23, 2018, at 10:00am at LifeBridge Community Services, members of the Greater Bridgeport Family Economic Security Coalition, coordinated by the Connecticut Association for Human Services (CAHS), will kick-off the start of the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) season. VITA is a program sponsored by the IRS, where trained volunteers prepare and file state and federal returns for low-moderate income families for free. Families who had an income of $54,000 or less in 2017 may qualify for free tax preparation services.