United Way News

Thu, 08/13/2015 - 3:17pm
Twenty-five percent of Connecticut households have earnings that exceed the Federal Poverty Level (FPL) but fall short of a basic cost of living threshold. The United Way of Connecticut calls these households ALICE—an acronym for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed. Together with the 10% of Connecticut households in poverty, more than one-third of Connecticut households (35%) struggle to get by. ALICE households represent a cross-section of the population that includes all races, ethnicities, ages, and people from every city and town in Connecticut. Read the report...
Fri, 04/24/2015 - 2:48pm
2-1-1 has launched a pilot program to help CT residents find local soup kitchens. Text 211food to 898211 and reply with a zip code to get information about soup kitchens offering meals in that town.