Urban Alliance works to create opportunities for people to achieve lasting change in their lives through the collaborative work of Christian churches and other partner organizations in our local community.

Addressing the Issues that Matter to our Community

Basic Needs

Food Insecurity

Hartford has been called a food desert. Urban Alliance is working with Network Partners to help change that - providing training and resources, launching the Farmers Market Access Program, coordinating pop-up Food Distributions and pioneering ways to get nutritious food into the hands of those who need it most.

Children & Youth

Foster Care Recruitment

In partnership with The Village for Families & Children, Urban Alliance is working to recruit foster families for our state's most vulnerable children and youth.

Returning Citizens

Second Chance Programs

Many returning citizens struggle to find employment, make ends meet and build a healthy network of support. Successful reentry relies on a variety of people and resources. Urban Alliance is working with churches and ministries to develop programs and provide resources to returning citizens.

Mental & Emotional Health

Caregiver Resources & Support

We are partnering with Connecticut Community Care to help individuals providing care to loved ones at home access resources, guidance, and services available to them.

Mental & Emotional Health

Mental Health Support

Urban Alliance offers training, community and support to professional counselors, community organizations, and church programs that provide mental health support.

Children & Youth

Education Inequity

Urban Alliance is working to help coordinate needs and organizations that are able to meet them, freeing teachers and school administration to focus on the work of educating the next generation.

Making a Difference

Better Together: Distributing Food in Hartford

On August 11, 2022, Urban Alliance partnered with New Dimension Christian Center and Midwest Food Bank for the first of many "pop-up" distribution sites on Washington Street in Hartford.

Loving Your Neighbor During a Pandemic

The Agape House was very much still “in action,” despite the challenges the coronavirus was presenting.

A Sacrificial Gift

We recently sat down with UAGive donor Anna Pan to talk about what motivates her to give, what she hopes for the future for Urban Alliance, and how she sees the church as a critical factor in mobilizing sacrificial giving to help others.

The Ability to Make a Difference

Marcus Morales is no stranger to overcoming challenges. Born deaf, he’s navigated a world filled with people who communicate in ways that he is unable.