June
2020
COMMUNITY CONNECTION
COVID-19 Resouces to Keep Communities Safe
A Message from Richard Porth
President/CEO of United Way of Connecticut  
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) created COVID-19 resources that can help keep you and your community safe and informed.

It is important that we communicate best practices effectively within our communities. Download free CDC COVID-19 resources, available in multiple languages, HERE.

These printable resources can be filtered by intended audience and by topic.

Topics include:
  • Important Information About Your Face Coverings
  • COVID-19- Quarentine- vs- Isolation
  • Use of Personal Protective Equipment when caring for Patients with Confirmed of Suspected COVID-19
  • What you should know about COVID-19 to Protect Yourself and Others
  • And many more!

Say informed and help keep your community safe. Click HERE to view or download CDC COVID-19 Resources. 

For the latest information, resources, and guidance related to coronavirus (COVID-19) in Connecticut, please visit  ct.gov/coronavirus.
Complete the 2020 Census!
Your community's needs deserve to be heard. That starts with getting counted in the 2020 Census. The 2020 Census is a short, nine-question tool that is used to help determine how billions of dollars in federal funding flow into states and communities. It takes just 10 minutes to make a 10-year impact in your community. Census data informs federal funding for more than 100 programs, including school lunches, highway construction, and education.

  • Complete the 2020 Census today! Click HERE.
  • Click HERE to learn more about the importance of the Census Data.
Keeping Your New Baby Safe Resource Guide
The Office of the Child Advocate (OCA) and Office of Early Childhood (OEC) worked together to create a resource guide for new parents.

The COVID-19 crisis adds additional stressors to young families. This new resource guide, Keeping Your New Baby Safe In the Time of COVID-19 , was created to ensure parents and caretakers are aware of the many supports and services available to them.

Keeping Your New Baby Safe In the Time of COVID-19 includes:
  • Tips for new parents
  • Keeping their baby safe
  • Taking needed time
  • Basic needs resources
  • How to connect with others for support
  • Obtaining emotional support
  • National resources
  • COVID-19 specific resources

Click below to download this resource guide in English or Spanish.


MyFreeTaxes.com
Through United Way’s partnership with H&R Block, every household with a simple return can file their federal and state taxes for free at  www.MyFreeTaxes.com .

Taxpayers of ALL income levels can easily and accurately file their simple taxes at MyFreeTaxes.com. H&R Block's secure tax filing software makes it easy for anyone with a simple tax return to complete their taxes on a computer or mobile device for free. 

The deadline to your file taxes has been extended to July 15, 2020.There is still time to file your taxes online for free!

For more information on free tax preparation options visit www.211ct.org/taxhelp.
The mission of United Way of Connecticut is to help meet the needs of Connecticut and its residents by providing information, education and connection to services.