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.
The Child and Adolescent Department at MHCGM offers family, individual and group therapy services. Additionally we provide case management and medication services. Our services are offered in the community, schools, home and office.
Onsite school-based behavioral health services
The Manchester Community Schools Consortium is a partnership between three lead agencies – the Manchester School District (MSD), Manchester Health Department (MHD), and Amoskeag Health–as well as multiple community partners. For ten years, the Consortium has leveraged national and local resources to strengthen program efforts in all Manchester’s public schools. The Consortium has helped to transform
these schools into neighborhood hubs, strengthening linkages between the school and community to improve student achievement systematically, increase family and neighborhood engagement, and improve student behavior and youth development.
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.
YMCA START é um programa pós-escolar baseado em pesquisas que atende 125 alunos de baixa renda das escolas Henry Wilson e Beech Street. O currículo inclui 2,5 horas diárias de tutoria acadêmica, aptidão física, habilidades para a vida, nutrição, artes, habilidades do século 21, desenvolvimento do caráter e trabalho em equipe. Oitenta e dois por cento dos nossos participantes falam um idioma diferente do inglês em casa, então o START ajuda famílias que precisam de apoio para entender a cultura e as escolas americanas. No ano passado, 75% de alunos do START foram reconhecidos como cidadãos do mês por suas escolas e todos os alunos do programa avançaram no mínimo dois níveis de leitura.