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For the Town Services Modified Operations Updates page click here.
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Workouts & Yoga:
Virtual Things to Do:
- Get Your Temporary Library Card Online. If you live in Manchester but don’t have a library card, you may register online to become one of our members and gain access to free downloadable materials. Visit: https://tinyurl.com/yceuxftp to get your temporary library card. Contact Manchester Public Library with any questions at email@example.com or by calling 860-643-2471.
- Libby - Digital Library: E-books & E-audibles
- Hoopla - Digital Library: E-books, E-audibles, Music, Movies & Comics
- Online Book Club
- Storyline Online
- 14 Livestream Travel Cams Around the World
- Google Arts & Culture - Virtual National Parks Tour
- Google Earth - Cherry Blossoms Around the World Tour
- Virtual Street Art Tour with Google: explore the stories behind street art across the world with audio-guided tours and online exhibitions, offered by Google Cultural Institute.
- Virtual Visit to the San Diego Zoo
- Virtual Visit to the Georgia Aquarium
- Virtual Pez Visitor Center Tour
Coping with Stress Information & Resources:
- Talk It Out Line for Parents and Caregivers
- Managing Stress & Anxiety COVID-19 CDC
- Helping Children Cope with COVID-19 Stress CDC
- Tips for Taking Care of Yourself, First Responders CDC
Manchester, CT Resources:Mental Health Services:
- Manchester, CT Senior, Adult & Family Services social workers are available to speak with any resident who feels anxious, lonely or isolated, especially during this difficult time. Social workers are available by phone to speak with residents to ease their isolation and to link residents to basic needs and other essential services. Social workers can be reached Monday - Friday 8 AM - 4:30 PM at 860-647-3096 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you are feeling in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call 9-1-1.
- Community Child Guidance Clinic Mental Health Clinic for Children 317 North Main St, Manchester, CT Phone: 860-643-2101 Website: www.ccgcinc.org
- Community Health Resources Services/ People with Severe Mental Illness 444 Center Street, Manchester, CT Phone: (860) 697-3348 Available Programs: https://www.chrhealth.org/programsservices/
- Honor Wellness Center Serving First Responders, Veterans, and their Families 867 Main St, Suite 3A, Manchester, CT Phone: (860) 919-9762 Website: www.honorwellness.org Available Services: https://www.honorwellness.org/services
- Virtual AA Meetings / Resources Page
- The Manchester Recovery Community Center and Pathfinders Association are currently closed but the recovery community can still receive support and stay connected!
- MACC Continues to Operate.
- Daily bagged lunches provided Monday – Saturday 11:30AM – 12:45PM and on Easter Sunday (April 12); one per person and no one can stay on the MACC Campus.
- The Salvation Army is passing out bagged lunches on the rest of the Sundays in April and May at 12:45 pm. Call 860-647-8003 x31 for pantry appointments or other immediate needs.
- Donations of food, clothing, financial gifts, and other basic need items can be dropped off at 460 Main Street (pantry) Mon.–Thurs. 9AM – 4PM and Friday 9AM – 2PM.
- MACC’s essential food services will continue, following all social health & safety guidelines to protect our guests, volunteers, staff and community.
- For more information on our website:https://macc-ct.org/
- UR COMMUNITY CARES (UCC) is a secure online resource that connects volunteers with community members who are age 70 and older or age 18+ if the person has a physical injury or disability. UCC is up-to-date and compliant with the CDC’s COVID-19 protocols. It’s free for residents or groups to enroll online, complete a background check, and then schedule assistance for household tasks/errands, yard work and companionship visits (currently via remote/distant contact). Services include (but are not limited to) shopping and drop-off of food and other essentials including medical supplies, pet walking, taking out the trash, yard clean-up and anything else that provides peace of mind in difficult times. Once enrollment is done, “Community Deeds” can be scheduled quickly online, completed within a day or a few days at most, and repeated as needed (weekly, monthly or intermittently). To get started, visit URCommunityCares.org. UCC founder and president Michelle Puzzo can be reached at 860-430-4557 or email@example.com.
- Upcoming Food Drives: for the latest information on Food Drives in Manchester, please click here.