Middlesex United Way envisions a community where individuals and families are economically stable.
- Individuals and families access services and resources for their basic needs
- Individuals learn skills to improve their economic situation
- Individuals are meaningfully employed
Middlesex United Way focuses on:
- Job & literacy training
- Basic needs
- Tax preparation assistance
The entire community benefits when individuals and families are financially stable. We work with partners who provide basic needs as well as employment training supports and services.
United Way is a partner with Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) sites to help working people earning less than $50,000 file their taxes and ensure they are receiving back all the money they have earned through tax credits. Middlesex United Way has been a VITA tax preparation site since 2010.
We also support United Way 2-1-1, the free 24-hour information and referral helpline that is available throughout the state. 2-1-1 is a partnership between the state of Connecticut and all Connecticut United Ways.
A sample of our impact from the past five years:
- More than 4.3 million meals have been served thanks to Middlesex United Way partners like Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries and Amazing Grace Food Pantry, helping families make ends meet and ensuring they receive nutritious food.
- More than 500 people have found jobs, thanks to Middlesex United Way partners like John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency and Kuhn Employment Opportunities.
- John J. Driscoll United Labor Agency - Employment Counseling / Advocacy Program
- Kuhn Employment Opportunities - Supported Employment
- Shoreline Soup Kitchens & Pantries - Food Distribution
- St. Vincent DePaul Middletown - Amazing Grace Food Distribution
- United Way 2-1-1