Human Services

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.