Helping You Make A Difference
United Way of Meriden and Wallingford strives to bea thriving nonprofit with a strong base of community and corporate support. We are the leading choice for directing donations to the most critical causes in Meriden and Wallingford. We are an efficient and effective organization with the highest standards of transparency and accountability.
We envision a thriving community whereall families and individuals are stable and have the resources they need to be healthy, safe, and on a path of growth. A thriving community where people care about each other they are engaged in and proud of their community.
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.
Because every child and youth deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, United Way of Meriden and Wallingford is committed to providing the building blocks for a strong positive development. 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.
Whether it is instability due to a family crisis, unemployment or a history of financial insecurity, United Way of Meriden and Wallingford and our partners provide education, training and resources to help people break the cycle of poverty, overcome financial hardship and reduce homelessness. 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.
Access to health care is vital for children to grow and develop and for adults to live a full and productive life. Providing comprehensive medical and mental health care for those with insufficient coverage goes beyond a doctor’s visit. It means helping people prevent, manage and treat all aspects of their health. It means giving them the information and resources needed to make healthy choices for their families. 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.