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March 6, 2023

Best Places to Work 2023: 16. United Way of Connecticut

Since 1974, the United Way of Connecticut has been helping people find and access health and human services, including food, shelter and other basic necessities. The nonprofit also responds to weather emergencies, national disasters and personal crises.

Employee Benefits: Pays 87% of medical and 88% of dental benefits for employees and, correspondingly, 76% and 78% for dependents. Gives employees eight hours of personal time off to volunteer at charities of their choice and four hours of personal time during the employee’s birthday month.

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Trophy Case: Received the National Crisis Contact Center of Excellence award from the American Association of Suicidology.

Fun & Relaxation: Staff holiday celebrations include Eat Your Greens Bar for St. Patrick’s Day, Juneteenth movie recommendations and snack packs and pride celebration cookies.

DEI Efforts: Provides Racial Equity Institute’s Groundwater Training and racial equity discussions with staff. Has a pride committee (LGBTQ network) and DEI task force.

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