City of Manchester
New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practices
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Manchester is the largest city in New Hampshire, and a great place for families. Whatever your favorite activities, you'll find it here. Head out to Jillian's Billiard Club to play pool, go bowling, or play arcade games. In the winter, take the family to McIntyre Ski Area.1 Not only is the skiing fantastic, but they offer lessons for people of all skill levels.. Perhaps an evening out is right for you. Catch a dinner theater show by Stage One Productions at the Chateau Restaurant. Verizon Wireless Arena and the John F. Kennedy Center host numerous larger venue sporting and entertainment events throughout the year. Your kids will thrive at schools like Manchester Memorial High and McLaughlin Elementary. If fine art is for you, check out the Chapel Art Center at Saint Anselm College. Head to the Red River Theater for classic or foreign language films, or check out Regal or Flagship Cinemas for Hollywood's latest offerings. You'll find lots to love about Manchester.
Marriage and Family Mental Health in Manchester
Families First offers a wide variety of parenting classes and support groups for moms and dads who need guidance. Classes cover many topics, from teaching children respect to helping children adjust to new routines. Parent-child courses are also available, and provide a structured environment in which parents and children learn to communicate with one another, share and discuss feelings, and undertake fun playtime activities. A Parent Recharge group is offered as well, for parents who just need a break and a chance to unwind with other adults. For additional details about these programs, call 603-422-8208.2
Couples who have separated or divorced can seek comfort, support, and healing at one of the groups offered by the St. Pius X Catholic Church. The group meets twice monthly and provides time together to empower each other to make positive changes for one's self and one's family. Meetings are offered for free and feature discussions, guest speakers, and time for spiritual guidance. Contact the church at 603-622-6510 extension 12 to inquire about the group.3
YouthBuild is a job and life skills program offered by Southern New Hampshire Services. The purpose of the program is to provide young men and women with the critical skills needed to become an effective parent and partner, as well as an engaged member of the community. Participants learn skills in the construction trades while also participating in workshops that develop competencies that foster positive relationships, self-confidence, and improved mental health functioning. The program is free and participants earn a wage while they work. To learn more, call 603-935-7463.4
Family Services and Assistance Programs
Families in Transition is dedicated to helping homeless and poverty-stricken families procure suitable housing and break the cycle of poverty. The agency recognizes that comprehensive support services are also required in order for families to overcome the obstacles in their life. Their life skills programs help families gain self-sufficiency through personal growth and understanding. Case management services further facilitate personal growth by increasing skills in the areas of budgeting and finance, education and employment, and wellness and mental health. Workshops, support groups, and social opportunities also provide information about parenting, self-esteem, and building healthy relationships. For further information about these services, call 603-641-9441.5
1. McIntyre Ski Area. (2014). Homepage.
Retrieved from https://www.mcintyreskiarea.com/
2. Families First. (2014). Parent and Family Groups.
Retrieved from http://www.familiesfirstseacoast.org/programs.cfm
3. Diocese of Manchester. (2014). Separated and Divorced Groups.
Retrieved from http://www.catholicnh.org/family/single/groups/
4. Southern New Hampshire Services. (2014). YouthBuild.
Retrieved from http://www.snhs.org/programs/workforce-development/youthbuild/
5. Families in Transition. (2014). Life Skills.
Retrieved from http://www.fitnh.org/housing-services/life-skills/
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