Good Child Development Center Presents Their 2nd Annual Jamboree on October 13, 2018

Date: October 13, 2018

Time: From 11:00 to 4:00

Location: Good Child Development Center
170 Old Point Road
Milford, CT 06460

This family-friendly event is open to the community!

Tickets will be sold for:

  • Bounce House
  • Face painting
  • Finger painting
  • Color sand in bottles
  • Henna
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Storytelling
  • Used Book Sale

Good Child will be selling their New Logo T-Shirt.

The Good Child Development classrooms are making up theme baskets to raffle off and planning other fun activities for adults and children of all ages. Good Child Development Center is inviting their families and asking that you bring friends too. All are invited!

If you have any questions call 203-874-8232 or click HERE for more information.

Folks on Spokes and Step Forward Memorial Walk – Sunday September 16, 2018

Folks on Spokes

Participate in Folks on Spokes 2018 and ride for mental health! Cyclists of all levels can enjoy the scenic, mapped routes around the Connecticut shoreline while supporting mental wellness and addiction in our community.

Distances are 5, 10, 20 and 40 miles or any combination of these routes for a longer ride. The rest stops along the route offer water, fruit and snack bars. Restroom facilities are also available at several points along the ride.

All riders must wear a bicycle helmet and follow safe cycling practices throughout their ride.

Step Forward Memorial Walk

Bridges Healthcare’s Step Forward Memorial Walk 2018 (formerly Suicide Awareness Walk) is a commemorative event scheduled for Sunday, September 16th 2018 at Fowler Field in Milford.

The Walk honors the tragic end to lives lost to addiction, overdose, suicide or other mental health related issues.

The ceremony (which begins at 9:45 a.m.) and 5K walk (10:00 a.m.) supports survivors and it allows them to pay tribute to their lost loved ones.

Step Forward Memorial Walk offers understanding and compassion to those who may feel isolated in their grief.

For more information on these events please, please visit Bridges Healthcare official  page by clicking HERE.

Rape Crisis Center of Milford accepting applications to be a certified sexual assault crisis advocate/counselor


Volunteer as A Certified Sexual Assault Crisis Advocate/Counselor

 Our mission is to eliminate violence and sexual assault through education and prevention, and to empower victims to regain control of their lives.

 The Rape Crisis Center of Milford, member center of The Alliance to End Sexual Violence, is a non-profit service organization established in 1974. Our volunteers cover a 24/7 crisis hotline. Our center serves the areas of; Ansonia, Derby, Milford, Orange, Seymour, Shelton & West Haven.

The Center is now accepting applications for the upcoming training to be a certified sexual assault crisis advocate/counselor pursuant to CT State Statute 52-146(k). The 40-hour curriculum includes training and information on/in sexual assault/violence, crisis intervention and counseling, cultural competency, police processes, forensic evidence collection, mandated reporting, counselor/advocate procedures, court process & Connecticut Sexual Assault Statutes.

Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, have a valid driver’s license and reliable transportation. You must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement upon acceptance into the program. No previous counseling experience required.

Bi-lingual volunteers are strongly encouraged to apply! 

Volunteers are asked to pay a $50.00 fee to cover costs of all training materials.

The RCC of Milford Volunteer Training run one to two days per week in the evening beginning in the Fall 2018. Trainings will be held on Monday’s and Wednesday’s from 5:30-8:30 PM.

The first night of training is scheduled for Wednesday September 12th and is set to conclude on Wednesday November 7th.

For additional information or volunteer applications please contact:

203-874-8712 (M-F 7:30 AM-5:00 PM) and ask to speak with or email

Melissa Jennings, College Advocate –

Stephanie Chandler, Adult Advocate-

 Applications will not be accepted after August 24, 2018

The interview process will begin as soon as your application is received and reviewed.

For more information about The Rape Crisis Center of Milford visit:





Brian Smith to Chair 2018 United Way of Milford Campaign

The United Way of Milford is pleased to announce radio host Brian Smith as the 2018 Campaign Chair and Jonathan Law and Foran students Cora Sula & Trevanna Kandrach as Campaign Co-Chairs. The 2018 Campaign Kickoff will be held at Subway World Headquarters at a soon to be determined date.

Smith is the host of WQUN’s The Brian Smith Afternoon Show and former co-host of The Smith and Barber Morning Show. A graduate of Jonathan Law High School, Smith has deep roots and direct ties to the Milford Community dating back to the City’s earliest founders.

Co-Chair Cora Sula will be a senior at Jonathan Law High School this year and is a member of the National Honor Society. Model U.N. Treasurer, Science Club Secretary, member of the Key Club, Forever Friends and is in the top 6 in her class. Trevanna Kandrach will be a junior at Foran High School this year and is a member of the Natural Helpers, Interact Club, Key Club, Bracelets for a Cause, Gender Sexuality Alliance, CT Voice and is on the honor roll.

“Serving as the United Way Campaign chair is a tremendous honor,” said Smith upon taking on the role. “The work the United Way and their partner agencies do for children, families and seniors in Milford is important in keeping our community’s and neighbors strong, healthy and thriving and is vital to so many of those in our community.”

In 2017, the Annual United Way Campaign raised over $813,699 to support its 20 Partner Agencies. The 2018 Campaign Chairs will focus on fundraising efforts for the campaign, beginning with the 17th Annual Golf Classic, “Golf For A Cause”, a major fundraiser for United Way on September 21st.

“We hope to expand our base of support by engaging more members of our community who will donate their money, time and voice to these important initiatives,” said United Way of Milford President Gary Johnson.

The United Way of Milford fights for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in our community. A complete list of the Community Partners and the services they provide can be found online at

5th Annual Superhero 5K & Family Day September 23

Milford Prevention Council & Woodruff Family YMCA proudly present:

5th Annual Superhero 5K & Family FunDay
9am-12pm (onsite registration opens 8am)
Woodruff Family YMCA, Milford, CT

Family-friendly fun for heroes of all ages!Registration is open!

NEW FAMILY FUN THIS YEAR … Food trucks, Touch-A-Truck, Kids Color Toss Obstacle Course & MORE! 

Obstacle Course, Bounce Houses, Face Painting, Costume Parade & Contest, Chip Timing & Results, Raffles/Silent Auction, Color Toss Race, SUPERHEROES: Firefighters, Police Officers, Comic Book Heroes & MUCH MORE!

5K Early Bird (register by 9/7):
$25 per person (ADULT 18 and over)
$15 per person (CHILD 17 and younger)
$65 Family Rate (Family = 2 adult/2 child ONLY)

5K General (after 9/7 & Day Of)
$30 per person (ADULT 18 and over)
$20 per person (CHILD 17 and younger)
$80 Family Rate (Family = 2 adult/2 child ONLY)

Children 4 & under are FREE for 5K participation                                                             

NEW Kids Color Toss Obstacle Course Fee = $5/child (all ages)

For more information about this event, please visit the official Milford Prevention Council’s event page by clicking HERE.


Walnut Beach Ice Cream Run Sunday August 5 Benefiting the Boys & Girls Club of Milford

The Walnut Beach Ice Cream Run has become a staple in the community for over 10 years. Every year, 400+ runners line up at the starting line at the Walnut Beach Pavilion waiting to see who will take home the coveted Ice Cream Bowl Trophy. While not everyone wins the Ice Cream Bowl, all of the runners leave with a smile on their face knowing they will receive a free ice cream from the always delicious Walnut Beach Creamery.

Race Details:

  • $25 pre-registration – $30 day of.
  • Free Kids Race starting at 8 a.m.
  • The Race begins and ends at Walnut Beach-113 Broadway Milford, CT at 8:30 a.m.
  • Day of Registration begins at 7 a.m.
  • Pre-Registered Runners can pick up their bibs and t-shirts starting at 7 a.m. day of the race
  • If you have a child that is interested in taking part in the kids race. There is no registration or fee for the kids race. We will begin gathering the kids around 7:45. Do some quick stretching and start the race at 8 a.m. The kids will run down Broadway and turnaround finishing where they started. All children will receive a small medal!
  • The 5k will start at 8:30 a.m. We will begin lining runners up as soon as the kids race has completed.
  • We are anticipating a great turnout. Please give yourself enough time to get your bib and t-shirt.
  • The raffle will begin around 9:30 a.m. and Awards will take place immediately after.
  • Please remember this event is for the Boys & Girls Club and as always good sportsmanship is expected by all participants.

For more information about this event and to register, please visit the official Boys & Girls Club of Milford’s event page by clicking HERE. 

Lily the dog: Rape Crisis Center volunteer brightens people’s spirits (Milford Mirror)

Lily Pisano has been a volunteer with the Rape Crisis Center of Milford for the past two years. She brightens up people’s day and spends most of her days listening to clients.

Dogs can be humans’ best friends, and Lily is no exception to that rule: she is a golden retriever and an award-winning therapy dog.

“She’s the first in the state of Connecticut to work in a center like ours,” said Peggy Pisano, director of victim services at the rape crisis center. Pisano, who has been a part of the center for nearly 40 years has brought her family dog to help victims of sexual assault find any comfort.

Read More at the Milford Mirror’s Official Website

Boscov’s Gala Preview for A Great Cause – October 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Be the first to see the new Boscov’s at the Connecticut Post Mall on Thursday, October 4, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ticket are $5 and can be purchased by simply stopping by the United Way of Milford, 20 Evergreen Avenue, or through our Board of Directors. Your entire $5 donation benefits the United Way of Milford.

For more information, please visit the Boscov’s official website.

United Way of Milford and FamilyWize Help Local Community Save $896,000 on Prescription Medications

United Way of Milford and FamilyWize announced on March 31st that local Milford members have saved $896,000 on prescription medications through the organizations’ partnership. The results were revealed in their annual Health Impact Report, a compilation of data reflecting the health and financial support offered by United Way and FamilyWize in its joint community initiatives across the country.

In May, FamilyWize acknowledged Mental Health Awareness Month by joining the mental health community in their efforts to educate patients on the importance of treatment adherence. FamilyWize commits itself to increasing the public’s understanding surrounding mental illness and patients’ accessibility to affordable medications. One in six adult Americans are affected by mental health conditions, with 56 percent of adults with mental illness not receiving treatment.

Key community highlights from the Health Impact Report for Milford include:

  • $309,295 savings on prescription mental health medications
  • $896,000 total savings on all prescription medications
  • 4,720 community members helped

“Rising prescription prices continue to be a major burden for individuals and families in our community, whether their medications are for mental health or another chronic illness. We consider ourselves advocates for individuals struggling with the high costs of mental illness,” said Gary Johnson, President of the United Way of Milford. “Our partnership with FamilyWize enables us to address this issue by offering abundant resources to all community members seeking affordable healthcare. The impact we’re making is changing lives, and we look forward to supporting many more families in the years to come.”

“It’s heartening to see the far-reaching impact we’ve achieved through our strong ongoing partnership with United Way,” added Dan Barnes, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of FamilyWize. “Together we are reaching millions of Americans, and we will continue working toward our goal of helping to educate people across the United States on ways to significantly lower drug costs and maintain prescription adherence.”

FamilyWize is one of the longest running prescription savings programs in the country and is accepted at most pharmacies nationwide, covering all FDA-approved prescription medications.

Over 1,000 United Ways have collaborated with FamilyWize to help over 11 million Americans save more than $1 billion, with an average savings of 45 percent since the partnership began.

“The FamilyWize program is free, has no eligibility or registration requirements, and provides families and individuals access to affordable prescription medications. Visit to download their Apple or Android mobile app, print out the discount card, or simply learn more about the program.

We brought the quack back!!! 2018 Milford Harbor Duck Race (photos)

We would like to thank everyone who volunteered and attended our first annual Milford Harbor Duck Race! We had a great day at the harbor, selling nearly 6,000 ducks. Along with supporting the United Way of Milford and the Woodruff Family YMCA. The race also supported our 20 partner agencies. Below are photos from the event. We would like to thank KVON photography for donating his time to take photos for this event.  Hope to see you next year!

Announcing the 2018 Community Builder Awards

Dear Friends of United Way:

As supporters and volunteers of United Way, you recognize the value of contributing time, talent and leadership to our community. Please join us as we select the nominees for this year’s Community Builder Awards.

The Community Builder Awards will be presented annually to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding volunteer service within the Milford Community. Nominees will be considered for their contributions of time and effort along with their noted accomplishments and impact.

Click here to download the 2018 nomination form.

The winners will be recognized at our Annual Community Builders Awards Dinner which will be held on Wednesday, April 25th. The deadline for nominations is February 28th.

United Way of Milford would like to extend a special thank you to RICOH

United Way of Milford would like to extend a special thank you to RICOH for their generous donation of $5,425.00
from their Annual Golf Tournament


Pictured are Gary Johnson and Sherri Price, Vice President of Sales Southern New England-RICOH

RICOH holds their annual tournament at Yale which was held recently on October 17th

A heartfelt thank you for always being an outstanding supporter of United Way of Milford