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. The Board of Directors has also appointed, Mary Roche Cronin, Director of Human Services as the Veteran's Services Contact Person. You can reach Mary at 860-647-3092.

Human Services also offers the VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) program click here to find out more

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 VFW 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

Manchester Recovery and Wellness Center is a service unit of Hartford Dispensary, Inc. that provides comprehensive substance abuse and co-occuring disorder treatment in a medication-assisted outpatient basis to people with opiate dependency issues. Total wellness, 12-Step, gender-specific, peer support groups, speical treatment groups for PTSD, pregnancy and polysubstance abuse, and individual counseling is provided daily. The types of payment we accept include: weekly fee based upon income, Medicaid, and Access to Recovery funds.

We are located at 335 Broad Street and are open Monday through Friday 5:30 am to 1:30pm. Applications for treatment are processed Monday thru Thursday 10:30am - 12:00pm or by special arrangement by calling us at (860)643-3210. Applicants must be 18 years old, be prepared for supervised urine, and need to bring their social security card, proof of identity, proof of address, proof of previous opiate addiction treatment (if applicable). We prescribe methadone, but not suboxone at this time. More information about medication-assisted treatment with methadone can be found on the SAMHSA-funded website

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 Newinton and VA West Haven. A 5-day lead time is required when making reservations. You can call 860-667-6759. Website:

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,

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:

Resources for those veterans that may be dealing with addiction and drug abuse problems please visit the following website:

National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder:

For information on the American Red Cross you can contact a Military Caseworker @ 1-888-737-4306 or Connecticut Chapter Red Cross @ 1-877-287-3327.  To access their brochure for more information click here.
Veterans Assembled elctronics (VAe) is a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business (SDVOSB) that provides electronics training, certfications, and employement assistance for service disabled veterans.  Click here for more information
Click here for VAe's contact form to connect with Nate Taylor, Veteran Advocate


Manchester Community College

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.

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.

Resources for Veterans in Manchester brochure click here

To access HOH House of Heros Connecticut click here

To access Veterans Clubs in Manchester click here

To access Useful Websites click here

To access Resources for Municipal Aide for Veteran's click here

To access statewide resouce information click here

To access what the flag procedure is click here