Human Services

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. 

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership Hosts Community Report Out

DANBURY, CT -- Danbury’s Promise for Children Partnership in conjunction with the United Way of Western Connecticut (UWWC) is proud to announce a Community Report Out event on January 23, 2018, at 8:00 am in the Community Room of the Danbury Police Headquarters.

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.