GREENWICH UNITED WAY

Acronym:
GUW
Phone:
(203) 869 2221
Email:
info@unitedway-greenwich.com
Website:
http://www.unitedway-greenwich.com
Updated:
January 29, 2016
Physical Address:
1 Lafayette Court
Greenwich, CT 06830 Google Map

Contacts:

Name:
Jenny Byxbee
Email:
jbyxbee@unitedway-greenwich.com
Position:
Youth Services Coordinator
Name:
Jeremy Nappi
Email:
jnappi@unitedway-greenwich.com
Position:
Director of Development
Name:
Cindy Rupp
Email:
crupp@unitedway-greenwich.com
Position:
Leadership/Tocqueville Programs
Name:
Caroline Smit
Email:
csmit@unitedway-greenwich.com
Position:
Agency Relations/Community Planning
Name:
Donna Standard
Email:
dstandard@unitedway-greenwich.com
Position:
Admin. Assistant/Pledge Processing

Description:

Founded in 1933 as the Community Chest and Council, this nonprofit organization identifies and responds to the health and human service needs of the community.  They raise funds and provide financial support to critical programs offered by non-profit agencies.  Greenwich United Way helps children and youth, strengthens families and the community at large, assists persons in crisis, promotes health and wellness, fosters self-sufficiency, and improves the lives of seniors. It also provides time-limited grants addressing critical issues.  The United Way Planning Council is instrumental in assessing local services, identifying changing needs, and working collaboratively to initiate practical solutions to meet these needs.  In 2012, Greenwich United Way and Community Answers merged.  The relationship allows both organizations do what they do best, even better.

The United Way has dozens of community partners and has had key roles in establishing many of them. Here are some:

Programs:

  • COMMUNITY PLANNING COUNCIL – meets regularly to assess the town’s health and human service needs, coordinate, plan, and promote services to meet these needs, and to facilitate coordination between local agencies.  They produce a Needs Assessment – a periodic study to help determine the distribution of funds. Greenwich demographic and statistical information can also be found in this report. Click here for PLANNING COUNCIL ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • YOUTH SERVICES COUNCIL – professionals from local health and human service agencies, public and private schools, private mental health practitioners, and parent leaders. The Council publishes Greenwich Teen Connections (who can help…where can I find…). Other programs are; Career Launch, Parent Leadership Training Institute training, READING CHAMPIONS,  Child Protection Team and the Juvenile Review Board.
  • COMMITTEE ON LATE LIFE ISSUES (COLLI) – a standing committee addressing issues and needs of older adults.
  • ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES – Click here
  • JR UNITED WAY – YOUTH VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Annual Events:

See Community Answers Events Database for details.

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