Financial Stability

At United Way, we believe that people who work hard should be able to keep more of what they earn and start saving for a brighter future. 

 

800+

people received free financial coaching and matched savings.

7,100,000

dollars retuned to ALICE in tax refunds with VITA and MyFreeTaxes.

8,000

individuals received financial literacy support through ALICE Saves.

 

OUR INITIATIVES

 

More than one-third of CT households are without any financial cushion and do not have enough income to cover current and unexpected expenses. Whether it is an appliance that breaks down, a major car repair, a difficult domestic situation, or job loss, we understand that sometimes people face financial crises that are beyond their control. We focus on programs that put dollars back into the pockets of hardworking people while helping them manage their money on a limited budget. Here’s what we’re doing:

Budget Coaching

BUDGET COACHING

Access free one-on-one financial coaching and workshops.

ALICE Saves

ALICE SAVES

Sign up for free expert financial coaching and get on the path to financial freedom.

VITA

VITA & MYFREETAXES

Get your tax returns prepared for free with VITA and MyFreeTaxes.

EFSP

FOOD & SHELTER PROGRAM (EFSP)

Addressing community needs in the areas of food, and emergency shelter.

Giving Fund

THE GIVING FUND

Provide a hand-up to hardworking families in our community through the Giving Fund.

SAVE

SENIORS ADD VALUABLE EXPERIENCE (SAVE)

Get a $700 property tax credit for volunteer service in the Danbury community.

If you need immediate assistance or to be connected to an agency, please call 2-1-1 or visit 211ct.org to access help.