ALICE 2018

Parents, do you struggle to cover the cost of out-of-school activities for your child? DYS is here to help!

United Way of Western Connecticut’s ALICE® (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Enrichment Fund will provide families who fall within the ALICE income category* financial subsidies for their children to participate in extracurricular activities. The creation of the Fund is supported by research that shows that children who participate in youth sports (as one example) have improved levels of physical and mental health, and academic achievement.

Does your child want to play a sport, take an art class, enroll in music lessons, or something similar? We want to help your kids explore their interests and build skills outside of school. Qualified families can receive assistance for enrichment activities. Download the application below and contact Diane Doling at or 203-748-2936 if you have any questions. 

Applications can either be mailed or scanned and sent to