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2-1-1 Community Connection

March 2014

Message from Richard Porth
President/CEO, United Way of Connecticut   

2-1-1 Child Care's New Website

With support from the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood, 2-1-1 Child Care recently launched a new website to make it easier for parents and early care providers to access child care information and resources.  The new site is mobile-enabled, and features a wealth of resources for parents and child care professionals, including a new map-based child care search engine.


The map-based search results show where child care programs are located in relation to home, work or any other place (such as an elementary school). Users can filter the search results based on a number of criteria including the type of program, quality indicators, days/hours of operation, specials needs experience, and financial assistance.


Providers and parents can visit the new website at or connect with 2-1-1 Child Care by calling 2-1-1 and selecting option 2.
Upcoming Career Fair and Job Search Workshop 
On Friday, March 21, Manchester Community College will hold its annual regional job fair. The job fair will be open from 9:00am to 1:00pm at 60 Bidwell St., Manchester, CT.

Attendees can participate in a 1-hour workshop facilitated by the CT Department of Labor that aims to help jobseekers make the best possible first impression with prospective employers. The "Successful Job Search Messages," workshop will explore messages that jobseekers unintentionally convey, and provides guidance on how to make a great first impression. The workshop takes place at 9:30am and 11:30am, no advance registration is required.

For more information and details about upcoming CT Department of Labor job fairs, click here.
New HUSKY Eligibility Manual Available

CT Voices for Children recently released an updated HUSKY Eligibility Manual. The manual provides practical guidance to workers, advocates, and community-based organizations as they assist families with the HUSKY enrollment process.


The manual outlines the eligibility guidelines for HUSKY A, B, and D, provides tips for special populations (newborns, young adults, 19-20 year olds, and immigrants), instructions for how to renew HUSKY each year, and more.


For additional information and to download the HUSKY Eligibility Manual, click here.

Affordable Care Act Deadline March 31st

The end of the open enrollment period for Access Health CT, the Connecticut health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act is at the end of this month.

As the deadline approaches, Access Health CT will be holding enrollment fairs throughout the state to offer free, in-person help with the enrollment process. Details are available here.

For more information, visit the Access Health CT website at
There is still time to get FREE help with filing your income tax returns! 
Call 2-1-1 to get information about the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program and schedule an appointment, or do your taxes for free on the web at
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.

For more information, contact us at


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