Our Community Response to COVID
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the world to reevaluate many aspects of how we work and live together. We are certainly in this together, and we will be better for it post-pandemic. Together we can influence the national dialogue about the economy, healthcare, education, youth support and public safety for children, families, and veterans. Together we can make a healthier Connecticut, Nation, and World.
What We Are Doing as an Organization
Urban Community Alliance is dedicated to participating in the positive impact of the community through service delivery and continuing to be a viable resource for our community; even during the COVID-19 crisis. Based on community feedback, UCA has provided a prompt and efficient response to the COVID-19 pandemic. UCA has provided a Youth work initiative to at-risk youth that enables them to complete weekly chores and earn compensation that supports youth involvement in healthy, engaging activities in family and residential living environments. UCA has provided food to our families through the use of gift cards and participation in food distribution efforts in communities of color. Masks and volunteer services continue to be provided to families affected by COVID-19 in communities of color where risk is high. UCA staff/employees are considered “essential” and we have extended our offices as an “Emergency Site” during COVID-19 to provide a space for meeting confidentially to the Department of Children and Families. We continue to maintain regular contact with children, youth, fathers, families and communities; continuing to be a resource for meeting basic needs, PPE, technology access, and emergency situations.