Additional Resources for Families

Support groups for parents

PARENTS OF ANXIOUS KIDS SUPPORT GROUP: This online Zoom meeting is open to parents of school aged kids or younger who experience anxiety and obsessive compulsive (OC) related disorders – these sessions are held every Tuesday starting at 8:30pm EST, connect at https://zoom.us/j/869740698.

This Tuesday’s meeting will include special guest Dr. Dawn Huebner who is a child anxiety/obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) expert. She is the author of the award-winning book What To Do When You Worry Too Much as well as multiple other What To Do Guides For Kids.

➢ OCD SUPPORT GROUP: This online Zoom meeting is open to both OCD sufferers and their family members – these sessions are held every Thursday at 8:30pm EST, connect at https://zoom.us/j/673409624.

➢ MOMS WORKING FROM HOME WITH KIDS AND SOCIAL DISTANCING: This online Zoom meeting is open to any moms out there trying to survive in this new, temporary reality. This group is not anxiety or OCD focused – this session is held every Monday at 8:30pm EST, connect at https://zoom.us/j/532367948. (Dads group is in the process of being created).

➢ SOCIAL DISTANCING SOCIAL HOUR: This online Zoom meeting is a way for people to connect and chat. This is not an anxiety or OCD focused group – this session is held every Friday at 8:30pm EST, connect at https://zoom.us/j/650113723.

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McKinney-Vento & CIVID-19

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City Welfare

Please remember that the Welfare Office is here to partner with you to ensure that the basic needs of Manchester’s youth are being met. Should you become aware that a family is unable to meet their needs, and especially if a family’s housing situation becomes dire; please feel free to contact me to discuss their situation. You may reach me by email, cmichaud@manchesternh.gov or my direct work number 657-2746.

Please also note that our physical office is closed to in person interviews until further notice. However, a member of our staff is always available Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00 by phone- 624-6484. Applicants can apply on-line, at www.manchesternh.gov/welfare or mail in an application. We are conducting interviews over the phone. This will make the application process easier for many families.