Our Mission

To mobilize resources to create lasting change.



Helping Make A Difference

Is what we do here at United Way of Meriden and Wallingford.

United Way does a lot more than raise money!  We fund effective programs, stimulate individual and corporate volunteerism, connect people with resources, work in partnership with others to improve our community.

“Creating this community of caring expands our ability to bring people together to impact lives well beyond what we could do with funding alone.”





We support early childhood learning, homework assistance, after-school enrichment, physical activity, youth leadership and family support programs that provide important life navigation for children, youth and their families, as well as mentoring and tutoring initiatives.



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We know stability starts with safe, decent, affordable housing. By connecting our neighbors to housing resources along with job training and employment opportunities, we help create an opportunity for independence and a better quality of life.



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By providing children access to behavioral health services, seniors with transportation to medical appointments, and by aligning community-wide goals with expertise from our network of partners, we help individuals achieve optimal health and live independently and productively in our community.



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Basic Needs

We work with individuals and families through our network of partners to provide temporary shelter, food access and financial assistance, establishing a path to help position them for a brighter tomorrow.



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NFL Players’ Weekend 2022!

Our NFL Players’ Weekend is back! After a year hiatus, we are ecstatic to hold our exciting weekend with our great friends, JL Sports. Gather your friends and come to our Silent/Live Auction Dinner on Friday, July 8th and then reserve a space for your youngsters at the JL Sports Youth Clinic on Saturday, July 9th!

CLICK HERE for tickets and for event details!

Open House Happy Hour!

Celebrate Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven’s recent move into the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford office! Join community friends at the “Open House Happy Hour” on Wednesday, June 1st in the evening.



Our Community Has Lost Dear Friends

Earlier in the year friends of our United Way have sorely passed away. We miss and remember Dr. Richard Muñiz, Daria Fanelli Smith, and George Kuchle.

Messages from our staff in remembrance of our friends.



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