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United Way to invest $498,000 in education, food insecurity, financial stability programs

The United Way of Western Connecticut plans to invest $498,000 in education, financial stability, and food insecurity programs in the Greater Danbury, Greater New Milford, and Stamford areas. The funding supports households that fall within the Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed income threshold and below. ALICE families earn income above the federal poverty level, but not enough to make ends meet. 
United Way CEO Kimberly Morgan says helping these households support children's success in school and access free financial services to help families stay on budget and save.
The following is a list of programs funded in Northern Fairfield County / Greater Danbury:
Early Childhood Education Funding
Organization, program name/description:
Northern Fairfield County / Greater Danbury $72,000
Regional Y, Regional Y Early Education Program
Little People Learning Center, Little People Learning Center
Salvation Army, The Right Place
After School Funding
Organization (areas served) program name/description:
Northern Fairfield County / Greater Danbury $50,000
Danbury Family Learning Center, Extended Learning Program
Danbury Grassroots Academy
Danbury Youth Services, Target
Family and Children’s Aid, EXTEND
Regional Y, School Age Program
ALICE Enrichment Funding 
City/Town - Partner Organization:
Danbury - Danbury Youth Services, Inc
Newtown - Newtown Dept. of Social Services
Bethel - Bethel Dept. of Social Services
Brookfield - Brookfield Dept. of Social Services
New Fairfield - New Fairfield Dept. of Social Services
Ridgefield - Boys & Girls Club of Ridgefield
Redding - Redding Dept. of Social Services
Financial Stability Funding
Organization (area served):
Catholic Charities (Greater Danbury)
TBICO (Greater Danbury/Southern Litchfield)
Food Programs Funding
Organization (areas served) program name/description:
CT Food Bank (Mobile Pantries in Danbury, Stamford, and New Milford) Mobile pantries
CT Food Bank (Danbury) Weekend food packs

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