United Way fund distributions approved

United Way of Southeastern Connecticut has approved fund distributions in the amount of $2,725,922 to 51 programs at 21 nonprofit organizations in New London County for the coming fiscal year, according to a press release from United Way.

Before the board of directors approved the grants, trained volunteers who live or work in New London County reviewed the proposed recipient organizations. A separate volunteer financial review panel with fiscal expertise assessed the financial health of the agencies.

United Way's Allocations Cabinet co-chairmen Denise Stapienski of Chelsea Groton Bank and Ray Stanley, a retiree from Electric Boat, then brought funding recommendations to the board for approval.

In addition to those listed, United Way 2-1-1 will receive $54,140 for its 24-hour information and referral helpline that is available free to anyone in Connecticut as a partnership between Connecticut United Way and the state. The American Red Cross will also receive $66,372 for two programs: Armed Forces Emergency Services and Disaster Services.

Funding for 2014-15

• Alliance for Living, $71,632, for The Living Center
• The Arc New London County, $56,478, for community life and advocacy
• Catholic Charities, $204,779, for adolescent substance abuse treatment, emergency financial assistance, intensive case management, mental health clinic, pregnancy services
• Child & Family Agency, $431,265, for BP Learned Mission children's programs, early childhood services, parent and child counseling, school-based health centers, young parents program
• Connecticut Legal Services, $34,614, for legal services
• Covenant Shelter, $57,729, for emergency shelter
• The Center: A Drop-in Community Resource Center, $82,758, for out-of-school care and enrichment program, teen life skills
• Jewish Federation of Eastern Connecticut, $13,301, for crisis intervention, senior isolation relief
• Madonna Place, $141,691, for Families First, family support center, fatherhood initiative
• Martin House, $142,406, for housing with support services
• OIC of New London County, $222,717, for certified nurse assistant, geriatric aide, culinary arts training, employment training, Project Employment, stopping domestic violence
• Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center, $58,385, for human services, senior activities, senior transportation
• Riverfront Children's Center, $151,158, for Children's Center
• Safe Futures, $192,929, for emergency assistance, emergency shelter, individual family support, Violence is Preventable
• SCADD, $95,623, for detoxification and evaluation, halfway houses, outpatient services
• Sound Community Services, $54,256, for intensive outpatient services
• Thames River Community Service, $88,048, for family housing with support services
• TVCCA, $31,364, for early child care and education, RSVP
• UCP of Eastern Connecticut, $17,337, for disability support
• United Community & Family Services, $433,015, for adult day centers, dental health, family enrichment program, outpatient behavioral health, primary medical
• VNA of SE CT, $144,435, for community mental health, home health care, maternal-child health
Source: United Way of Southeastern Connecticut

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