Human Services

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The Manchester Human Services Department's mission is to promote the health and well-being of Manchester residents. The Human Services Department includes the Manchester Health Department, Senior Adult and Family Services, the Manchester Senior Center and Human Services Administration. Please click on any of the underlined links or explore the menus below for more information about our programs and how we may assist you.

If you are looking for assistance with your State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services benefits we encourage you to contact them directly 855-626-6632.

For comprehensive information about programs, services and benefits outside of Manchester we encourage you to contact 2-1-1 by either dialing 2-1-1 or 800-203-1234.  You can also visit the 2-1-1 website at www.211ct.org

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, we encourage you to call 1-800-HOPE-135 (1-800.467.3135) or 2-1-1 immediately.

If you are experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis please visit this page or call 2-1-1 immediately by dialing 2-1-1 or 800-203-1234.


Human Services Administration

Human Services Administration

Human Services Administration provides oversight of the department budget, over-all program planning and development, as well as coordination and administration of health and human services programs in the Town of Manchester.  Human Services Administration also oversees funding to several community agencies and programs such as Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, Government Academy, Neighborhood Assistance Act programs, Senior Volunteer Tax Credit programs, Back-to-school program, Veterans services and many more. (PLEASE CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES)

Contact Information:

     479 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040

     860-647-3092     

Senior, Adult and Family Services

Senior, Adult and Family Services:

Under the leadership of Supervisor Ed Paquette, Senior, Adult and Family Services Is a division that works to improve the quality of life of Manchester residents and supports their independence by offering information,  referral, outreach, advocacy, assessment of needs and individual consultation on various human services benefits and programs. (CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES)

Contact Information:

     479 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040

     860-647-3096

 

Manchester Senior Center

Manchester Senior Center:

Under the leadership of Senior Center Director, Eileen Faust, the Manchester Senior Center promotes socialization, community involvement, independence, and enrichment of the lives of older adults in Manchester. The center offers a comprehensive array of activities and services to meet the needs and interests of Manchester’s seniors, encourages healthy lifestyles and supports lifelong learning. (CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL OF PROGRAMS AND SERVICES)

Contact Information:

     549 East Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT 06040

     860-647-3211

 

Manchester Health Department

Manchester Health Department:

Under the leadership of Health Director Jeff Catlett, the Health Department addresses the Public Health needs of  Manchester residents and ensures that they have access to the  preventative services required to remain healthy. It provides a wide  range of information and services, such as public health education programs, and environmental health inspections. (CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS AND SERVICES)

Contact Information:

     479 Main Street, Manchester, CT 06040

     860-647-3173

 

Human Services Contact Numbers, At-A-Glance

Human Services Administration: 860-647-3092
Health Department : 860-647-3173
Senior Center : 860-647-3211
Senior, Adult & Family Services : 860-647-3096
Energy Assistance: 860-560-5800
Veteran's Support: 860-647-3270, opt 7
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: 860-647-3092
Concerned about a resident?: 860-647-3096


Human Services Directory

Each year, the Human Services Department compiles a comprehensive resource guide aimed at helping residents to find the services and assistance that they need.  You can find the Human Services Directory by clicking this link or by visiting any of our locations for a printed copy.  

To be included as a resource in future editions of the Human Services Directory, please contact Senior, Adult and Family Services at 860-647-3096

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Department Head

Joel Cox

860-647-3091
jcox@manchesterct.gov