Manchester, Connecticut

Veterans Programs and Services



The Town of Manchester/Human Services Department has designed this page to help centralize some of the programs and services that are available for Veteran's. 


 


Veteran's Benefits

VFW Post 2046, 608 E. Center Street is accepting calls for any Veteran's that may need assistance, please call 860-649-6741 for an appointment.

Veteran's Benefits Counselors, Neil Duggan, Service Officer/Chapter 17/DAV and Paul Scappaticci, Manchester DAV Commander will be available, by appointment only at the Weiss Center conference room. Please make an appointment by calling 860-647-3270 and select option #7. The Weiss Center is located at 479 Main Street in Manchester. Park in the rear of the building. Use the parking lot entrance. You will enter at the ground level and you can either use the elevator or stairs to get to the first floor and simple follow the signs for the Veteran's Counselor to the conference room. This is for all veterans, regardless of branch of service, combat or non-combat.


Medical Services
 

The Root Center

Located at 335 Broad Street and are open Monday through Friday 5:30am-4:00 pm, Saturday 6am-9am, closed on Sunday's. ph 860-643-3210, fax 860-6433211.
Website: https://rootcenter.org/locations/root-center-manchester/

The Manchester Clinic has been serving clients in this community since 2008 and now serves over 600 clients each day. 
At the Root Center, they are committed to serving the whole person and delivering comprehensive and compassionate mental health and substance use treatment for both adutls and adolescents. 
 


Support Resources
Vet Center offers readjustment counseling for Veterans & Families. 
25 Elm Street, Rocky Hill, CT  phone 860-563-8800 or fax 860-563-8805

Disabled American Veterans Transportation Network is a free, volunteer program that provides transportation from Manchester to VA Newington between 7am-1pm, Monday-Friday. The last ride back to Manchester leaves Newington at 1pm. The program also operates a shuttle between VA Newington and VA West Haven. A 5-day lead time is required when making reservations. You can call 860-667-6759. Website: www.dav.org/veterans/i-need-a-ride.

Veterans, Inc.assistance for Veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. Contact: Daniel S. Walsh, CMSgt, USAF (Retired) @ 860-335-7679, danielwalsh@veteransinc.org.

The Veterans Crisis Line connects Veterans in crisis and their families and friends with qualified, caring Department of Veterans Affairs responders through a confidential toll-free hotline, online chat, or text. Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1, or send a text message to 838255 to receive confidential support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Website: http://www.veteranscrisisline.net.

Resources for those veterans that may be dealing with addiction and drug abuse problems please visit the following website:  https://www.palmerlakerecovery.com/resources/veterans/

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: http://www.benefits.va.gov/benefits/

For information on the American Red Cross Connecticut Chapter please call 1-877-287-3327.  

Contingency Management is a program that helps Veterans stay drug free. For more information please click the following link http://sunshinebehavioralhealth.com/veterans/
Training

Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) The Department of Veterans Affairs has launched the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) as part of its continued effort to support Veterans seeking retraining and economic opportunities in response to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The VRRAP was part of the American Rescue Plan, a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus package, with aid targeted to assist individuals and businesses recover from the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Click here for more information

 

Education

Manchester Community College
https://www.manchestercc.edu/veterans/

Veterans Tuition Waiver and GI Bill Information
Information for veterans services at MCC including financial assistance via the Veterans Tuition Waiver and GI Bill. Other resources such as the verterans O.A.S.I.S are also found here.
http://www.manchestercc.edu/veterans

Veterans Care Guide is a guide to help veterans and/or their surviving spouses determine their eligibility, explain how to apply for benefits and cover the various veteran care options, click here to access the guide.

To access HOH House of Heros Connecticut click here

To access Veterans Clubs in Manchester click here

To access Useful Websites click here