MEDIA: Connecticut United Ways 2016 ALICE Report

**MEDIA ALERT**
meetaliceShining a Light on Financial Hardship in Connecticut  

Download the 2016 ALICE Report.

The 2016 ALICE Report digs deeper into trends that effect more than one in four households in Connecticut. The ALICE Update indicates that 27%, up from 25% in 2014, of Connecticut’s households show earnings above the Federal Poverty Level but below that required to adequately support a household. It documents how the cost of living is outpacing wage increases for many jobs in Connecticut. ALICE status crosses various demographic categories such as, age, race and ethnicity and ALICE households can be found in every city and town in the state. ALICE is our neighbor, friend and family member.

Click HERE to download the 2016 ALICE Update Report.

Additional Information:

Press Release

2016 ALICE Update Report Key Messages

“Making Tough Choices” ALICE Online Simulator

MEDIA CALLS
There will be two statewide conference calls for the media:

Call #1
Date: October 4
Time: 11:00 AM
Call-In: 1-800-511-7985, Access: 4630984

Call #2
Date: October 5
Time: 11:00 AM
Call-In: 1-800-511-7985, Access: 4630984

Participants:

  • Richard J. Porth, CEO, United Way of Connecticut
  • Kim Morgan, CEO of United Way of Western Connecticut
  • Susan Dunn, Past President & CEO, United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
  • Stephanie Hoopes Halpin, Director, United Way ALICE Project

Statewide Contact:
Richard J. Porth, CEO, United Way of Connecticut
(860) 571-7501 Richard.Porth@ctunitedway.org

Local United Way Contacts:

United Way of Middlesex County
Jennifer Sprague
Communications Director
860-346-8695
United Way of Central and Northeastern Connecticut
Anita Ford Saunders
Director, Marketing Communications
860-493-6834
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
Donna Pfrommer
Executive VP, Brand Management
203-339-6312
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
Dana Freeman
Communications Manager
203-339-6347
United Way of Greater New Haven
Peter Schaller
Communications Manager
203-691-4202
United Way of Greater Waterbury
Glenn McCabe
Director, Marketing/Communications
203-757-9855
United Way of Greenwich
David Rabin
President & CEO
203-869-2221
United Way of Meriden and Wallingford
Diana Reilly
Associate Director
203-235-4403
United Way of Milford
Gary Johnson
President & CEO
203-874-6791
United Way of Northwest Connecticut
Owen Quinn
Executive Director
860-489-4132
United Way of Northwest Connecticut
Cheryl Corey
Marketing Director
860-489-4131
United Way of Southeastern Connecticut
Jill Davoll
Marekting/Communications Director
860-464-3309
United Way of Southington
Jack Eisenmann
Executive Director
860-628-4565
United Way of Naugatuck and Beacon Falls
Lisa Shappy
Executive Director
203-729-1564
United Way of West Central Connecticut
Donna Osuch
President
860-582-9559
United Way of Western Connecticut
Amanda Medalla
VP, Marketing & Communications
203-883-0964
United Way of Western Connecticut
Isabel Almeida
Executive VP, Marketing
203-297-6725
Valley United Way
Jack Walsh
President & COO
203-926-9478