The mission of the Human Services Department is to create a safe and healthy environment and enhance the quality of life for the Manchester community through advocacy, education, protection of the public’s health, planning, communication, coordination and collaboration with community providers, evaluation and direct service provision in the areas of public health, social, youth, and senior services.
Human Services Administration
The Human Services Administration provides oversight of the department budget, over-all program planning and development, as well as coordination and administration of health and human services programs in the Town of Manchester. Administrative oversight is provided for the divisions that comprise the Human Services Department, Health, Senior Center and Senior, Adult and Family Services. Human Services Administration leads in planning and program initiatives which assess and impact the human service needs of the community and secures grants and other resources to implement new programs. Human Services Administration provides contract oversight for community agencies receiving Town funds as well as contract oversight for some grant programs funded by both state and federal governments. Additionally, Human Services Adminsitration represents the Town on community, regional, and statewide human services planning and advisory groups.
Human Services Administration Staff:
Joel Cox, Director
Lisa Fusco, Executive Assistant