The City of Manchester Health Department (MHD) has partnered with the Manchester School District to provide an experienced Community Health Worker to assist students/families experiencing homelessness with basic needs. The CHW can connect students/families to medical, dental, and vision providers; help them secure health insurance; assist them in completing applications or determining eligibility for Medicaid, WIC/Food Stamps, fuel/rental assistance, and other financial assistance; and connect
them to resources for food, clothing, housing, and other basic needs and social supports.
One-hour class once a year designed to improve communication and relationships between youth ages 12-16 and police officers. Mirror is part of New Hampshire’s Effective Policing and Interaction with Youth initiative, a statewide program to help police officers understand how to work with youth.
Academic support and tutoring, career exploration, dance and performing arts, soccer-fitness offered on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at Hillside Middle School.
Makin’ It Happen offers a variety of Peer-to-Peer trainings for both staff and students. General trainings focused on medicine safety, harm reductions and warning signs of mental distress are available for both staff and students. Train the trainer trainings are available for upper High school level students to be trained to present to Middle School level students. Current topic areas are over the counter medical safety, Know the facts and how to react vaping session, and age-appropriate Harm Reduction 101.
Onsite school-based behavioral health services
The City of Manchester Health Department works with the Manchester School District to bring dental care to children in need at Manchester’s elementary, middle, and high schools. Dental care is provided on a dental van at each school during school hours by a certified Public Health Dental Hygienist and, when needed, a licensed dentist. Students can also be referred to local dental offices for ongoing dental care. The program serves an average of 600 students each school year at all 21 Manchester public schools.
Intervención y derivación en caso de crisis, Escuela intermedia - Alcance: intervenciones basadas en la escuela y la comunidad, Escuela secundaria - Envoltorio para la resiliencia juvenil (WYR): apoyos e intervención basados en la escuela, Programas deportivos y de enriquecimiento de verano y vacaciones. Todos los programas son gratuitos.