Community Resources

95210 - Manchester's Message For A Healthier You! 

Alcohol Rehab and Recovery - The AlcoRehab team is a group of professionals who are devoted to providing free support and resources for people who are fighting alcohol addiction and their loved ones.

College Learning & Resource Center - An all inclusive resource guide for current and prospective students which offers information on financial aid & scholarships, degrees and careers, academic support, college health & safety, suicide prevention and other topics. The resource guides cover general and specific topics including scholarships and campus life for women, minorities, LGBTQ, students with disabilities and more.

Cyberbullying Research Center 
- This website is intended to be a resource for parents, educators, mental health professionals, law enforcement officers, counselors, and others who work with youth (as well as for youth themselves!). Here you will find facts, figures, and detailed stories from those who have been directly impacted by online aggression. In addition, the site includes numerous resources to help you prevent and respond to cyberbullying incidents. All of the information on this site is informed by over fifteen years of research.

Community Health Resources (CHR) - Community Health Resources' (CHR) helps adults, children and families find hope for the challenges of life through an array of community based mental health, substance use, child welfare, supportive housing, foster care, prevention and wellness services, and integrated care.

Community Child Guidance Clinic - The Community Child Guidance Clinic is a private, non-profit organization that serves Manchester and surrounding towns.  Services include early intervention programs, educational services, home-based interventions, and outpatient services.  

Connecticut Department of Children & Families  - Working together with families and communities for children who are healthy, safe, smart and strong.

Lutz Children's Museum - The Lutz Children’s Museum provides a multi-faceted museum for children to explore culture, history, and the natural sciences through internal and external exhibits, programs, and experiences.

MACC Charities - MACC Charities, in collaboration with corporations, community partners and faith-based organizations, provides emergency assistance for basic needs not met by other organizations, empower individuals with skills necessary to break cycles of poverty, offers information and referrals to resources and services available in the community.

Manchester BOE - Manchester Public Schools engage all students in the highest quality 21st century education preschool through graduation. Through an active partnership with students, school personnel, families and community, the Manchester Public Schools will create safe, inclusive schools where equity is the norm and excellence is the goal. All students will be prepared to be lifelong learners and contributing members of society.

Manchester Recreation Department - Manchester Recreation provides a comprehensive program of recreational opportunities for all ages, ability levels, and safe, attractive, well maintained, well managed parks and recreation facilities.

Manchester School Readiness Council  - The primary goal of the Council is to support the positive development, education, and well-being of young children -- ensuring that every child in Manchester starts school "ready to learn."

Manchester Senior, Adult & Family Services - Works to improve the quality of life and help maintain the independence of Manchester residents by offering information, referral, outreach, advocacy, assessment of needs and individual consultation on human services benefits and programs.

Office of Equity and Partnerships (MPS) - Engages students in the highest quality 21st century education preschool through graduation.

PFLAG (Parents, Families, Friends and Allies United with LGBTQ People to Move Equality Forward) is the nation's largest family and ally organization committed to advancing equality and full societal affirmation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people through support, education, advocacy, and creating connections to community resources. To volunteer, donate, or for more infomation about PFLAG and upcoming events please visit the PFLAG National Office Website or call (202) 467-8180. 

Scholarships and Resources for LGBTQ Students - Scholarship opportunities for members of the LGBTQIA+ community, resources, advocacy groups and professional networks to further help promotes diversity and equal opportunity education. - Stop Bullying on the Spot! When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time. Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying prevention strategy.