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Support for Students Experiencing Homelessness

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 Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester (MHCGM) Child and Adolescent Department

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, office and telehealth.

Manchester Health Department Dental Care Program

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.

Highland-Goffe’s Falls After School Program

The Boys & Girls Club of Manchester, with approval of the Manchester School Department and in cooperation with Highland Goffe’s Falls School, operates an after-school program for students in Grades K-4. The program is based in the school and staffed by Boys & Girls Club program leaders under the direction of Nichole St. Onge. The State of NH Child Care Licensing Bureau licenses this program.

$90 per week – After School Program Only
$60 per week – Before School Program Only (Available at Union Street Clubhouse Only)
$125 per week – Before & After School Programs

This program is run at 2021 Goffes Falls Road, Manchester, NH.