Basic Needs

You can help people throughout our community become more self-sufficient. By getting easier access to affordable healthcare, stable housing and available food, neighbors of ours can overcome the stressful, daily challenges of meeting their basic needs.

200,000+ Pounds of Food

Our Day of Action to Stock the Pantry initiative has raised over 200,000 lbs of food in the past 13 years to support the ten-town community.

Helping people become more self-sufficient in meeting their basic needs

The United Way works with a vision that all Greater Waterbury residents will have adequate healthcare, housing and food.

Download Basic Needs Impact Area Map

Basic Needs Investments and Partnerships


American Red Cross 
Disaster Relief

Catholic Charities
Behavioral Health

CT Counseling Centers
Methadone Maintenance

CT Legal Services
Legal Aid

Prescription Discount Card

Greater Waterbury Health Improvement Partnership: Healthcare Access

Hartford Health Care at Home
Home Health Care

Hispanic Coalition
Senior Case Management

Mental Health Connecticut
Independence Center

Safe Haven
Non-Shelter Services
Sexual Assault Crisis Services

StayWell Health Center
Women’s Health Waterbury

Youth Services
Youth & Family Emergency Services / Homeless Youth

Adult Outpatient
Child Clinical
Emergency Mobile Psychiatric Services
Morris House
Therapeutic Shelter
Women/Children’s Program


American Red Cross
Disaster Services

CT Legal Services
Legal Aid

Flexible Assistance Fund: Homeless Prevention

Safe Haven
Domestic Violence Shelter

The Salvation Army - Waterbury
Family Shelter

Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness
Coordinated Access Network


American Red Cross
Disaster Services

Food Resource Committee: Food Pantry Network

Greater Waterbury Interfaith Ministries
Food Pantry
Soup Kitchen
Healthy Food Initiative: Fresh Foods

Hispanic Coalition
Senior Case Management

Holiday Assistance Program: Thanksgiving Meals

The Salvation Army – Waterbury
Comprehensive Emergency Assistance

Stock the Pantry: Food Drive

United Way of Greater Waterbury Sponsors

Platinum Sponsors

Platinum Media Sponsors

Platinum Marketing Partner

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsors