Our Mission

Our mission is 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, with mental health first aid training 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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Recent Events

We are committed to bringing you the most current news and events regarding the United Way of Meriden & Wallingford.

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Week Of Action 2019
    From June 20th through the 24th the Volunteer Center of the United Way of Meriden and Wallingford is encouraging local companies and groups to serve the community during our “Week of Action.” Our focus for this year is once again for local companies to respond to this “call to action” by collecting various… View Article
2020 Campaign Kickoff
UNITED WAY OF MERIDEN AND WALLINGFORD 2020 CAMPAIGN KICK-OFF     Join us in engaging with other community game changers and prepare to be inspired by stories of how together our investments are making an impact in the lives of children and families in our community. We are excited to partner with communication experts, The… View Article
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