The Way Forward podcast hosted by communication chair and community volunteer Scott Largay looks to introduce you to the people working behind the scenes of United Way of Greater Waterbury creating the impact in our community as well as the peoples lives that have been changed. Each program we will have a specific focus on one of the many aspects of United Ways work in the community to pull back the curtain on how your dollars and volunteerism is creating the change in the community we all want to see.

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The Way Forward: An inside look at The Independence Center supported by United Way of Greater Waterbury

The Independence Center (IC), operated by United Way of Greater Waterbury partner agency Mental Health Connecticut, is located off The Green in Waterbury. The work of the IC is aligned under United Way’s Basic Needs Impact Area – in the Health Care strand –  as a mental health support program.
In this episode, we’re going to meet Joseph, who has benefited from the services at Mental Health Connecticut, and then dig a little deeper in the work with Trista Genova, Member Services Manager, and Suzi Craig, Senior Director of Strategic Partnerships, at Mental Health Connecticut.

This episode brought to you by United Way of Greater Waterbury Platinum Sponsor Webster Bank. Turn possibility into reality. Learn more at  websterbank.com 


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The Way Forward: Let's talk about youth homelessness

Host Scott Largay takes you inside the work of United Way in this interview with United Way’s Community Impact Manager Renee Young.  She describes how youth in the new UPSTARTERS program are helping to address homelessness. Next, Marianne Malanaphy, LMSW of United Way partner agency Waterbury Youth Services sheds light on the challenges of an invisible population, youth who are homeless in Greater Waterbury, as she shares how they are making a difference with the support of United Way.

This episode brought to you by United Way of Greater Waterbury Platinum Corporate Sponsor Post University. Post Makes it Personal. Learn more at Post.edu