About Us

MIDDLESEX UNITED WAY IS A LOCALLY BASED ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO STRENGTHENING LIVES, HELPING PEOPLE, AND IMPROVING COMMUNITY CONDITIONS IN THE FIFTEEN TOWNS IN MIDDLESEX COUNTY. MIDDLESEX UNITED WAY SERVES THE TOWNS OF CHESTER, CLINTON, CROMWELL, DEEP RIVER, DURHAM, EAST HADDAM, EAST HAMPTON, ESSEX, HADDAM, KILLINGWORTH, MIDDLEFIELD, MIDDLETOWN, OLD SAYBROOK, PORTLAND, AND WESTBROOK.

With our partners, we work to create real, lasting change. We support community programs and initiatives that help those in need and also prevent problems from happening in the first place.

OUR MISSION: 

By cultivating leadership and partnerships, bringing resources together, and investing in our community, Middlesex United Way acts as a catalyst to achieve measurable, positive impact in education, income, health and housing.

OUR VISION FOR OUR COMMUNITY: 

• All those who reside in Middlesex County live in a healthy, vibrant, inclusive, and thriving community. 

• All sectors of our county are invested in and working in partnership to improve the quality of life for all.

• All those who reside in Middlesex County are aware of and able to access supports related to education, income, health, and housing. 

OUR VALUES:

Collaboration: We view our role in our community as a convener and catalyst for cooperation and collaboration towards shared goals.

Compassion: We care deeply about the lives of the people in our region. 

Informed: We seek out information and evidence to support our decision-making efforts, both strategic and tactical.

Transparency: We are accountable and transparent in all that we do.  

Inclusivity: We are inspired by and inclusive of our community’s diversity.

Integrity: We are committed to ethical principles that demonstrate honesty, trustworthiness, and reliability.

Stewardship: We are stewards of the support provided to us and ensure responsible, sound fiscal decision-making.  

DIVERSITY:

The Middlesex United Way, Inc. is fully committed to creating and maintaining an organizational environment which enables all people to perform to their potential by actively valuing different backgrounds and perspectives, fostering teamwork and collaboration among a heterogeneous community, and maximizing contributions to the Middlesex United Way by using the skills, talents, and resources of all members of our community.

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