Basic Needs

In order to function well in society, all humans have basic fundamental needs, such as food, clothing and shelter, that must be fulfilled.

But sadly, a significant number of residents in the Greater Hartford community struggle to secure basic needs for themselves and their families. For example, in Hartford County alone, one in seven residents live in a food insecure household and thousands face each day without adequate clothing or housing.

Through the Urban Alliance initiative Beyond the Basics, opportunities are being made available for people to achieve greater stability in their lives, by collaboratively increasing the impact of local food, clothing and housing services.