Last year, Clinton residents benefited from Middlesex United Way initiatives and programs provided by our partners such as:
- 452 Clinton youth were served by the Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth Initiative through Clinton Youth & Family Service Bureau. Middlesex United Way partners with Youth Service Bureaus in 13 of the 15 towns in Middlesex County to implement the Healthy Communities-Healthy Youth initiative, a countywide effort to reduce risky behaviors such as substance abuse and violence in youth by developing their assets, traits they need to be successful in life, and by strengthening community assets, the conditions needed for young people to thrive. Based on recent survey data, youth throughout Middlesex County reported that substance abuse decreased by 25%, violence decreased by 24%, and antisocial behavior decreased by 11%.
- 98 Clinton residents were served by The Connection Counseling Centers, licensed outpatient substance abuse and mental health treatment centers.
- 91 Clinton children received dental care through Community Health Center’s Mobile Dental Program, which provides high quality, affordable dental care to low income children, many who are underinsured or uninsured.
- 227 residents received support from The Child and Family Agency of Southeastern Connecticut, Inc., which provides mental health services for children and families.
- 201 boys and 188 girls participated in the Boy Scouts of America, Connecticut Rivers Council, and the Girls Scouts of Connecticut, respectively.
- 1,323 residents received food through Shoreline Soup Kitchen and Pantries. SSKP is an interfaith ministry that serves southern Middlesex County and provides food and fellowship to people in need and educates our communities about hunger and poverty. Pantry distribution sites are housed in faith communities in Old Saybrook, Clinton, and Westbrook.
- 46 residents took part in Literacy Volunteers Valley Shore’s tutoring program, which teaches basic reading and English as a Second Language to adults who cannot read, write or speak English, or who would like to improve their basic skills.
- 1,124 Clinton residents called United Way 2-1-1, a toll-free statewide helpline that operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
*Updated July 2013