Immigrant Resource Guide
Manchester has been a popular place for immigrant and nonimmigrant LatinX families to settle down for decades. So much so that Census data shows a 32% increase of Hispanic/Latinos living in Manchester from 2010 to 2019. As this important community continues to grow, so should the awareness of the issues that continue to affect them.
Nationally, the LatinX community is 50% uninsured, have higher obesity rates, are less likely to graduate high school, and hold less managerial and professional occupations and more service jobs than their non-LatinX counterparts. These generational issues deeply affect the LatinX community by causing higher rates of health complications, poverty, and domestic violence.
The Manchester LatinX community is no exception to these concerning issues. Fortunately, there a number of local organizations that are actively working to combat them.
In an effort to celebrate LatinX Heritage Month and to support all LatinX community members, this resource list was created to help connect those in need with essential services.
Below you will find local resources for LatinX people and families (documented and undocumented) in need of food, shelter, legal aid, healthcare, rent/utility bill assistance, and education. Also included in this list are local organizations with various programs available and national/state databases for individuals that want to continue their own research.
These resources can be used by any person or family. Most of the resources listed have been specifically tailored to people of LatinX origin that don’t qualify for other programs and services.
Contact [email protected] if there are any additional programs, organizations, or resources that should be added to this list.
Second Congregational Church Food Pantry
385 North Main Street, Manchester, CT
860-649-2863 Fridays, 10 AM – 12 PM
We Can Food Pantry
165 West Middle Turnpike, Manchester, CT
M – F, 9 AM – 4:30 PM
MACC Charities Community Emergency Food Pantry
466 Main St, Manchester, CT
860-647-8003 ext. 28
T 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM, W 9:30 AM – 12 PM, Th. 3 PM – 5:30 PM, F 11 AM – 1:30 PM
Provides nonperishable food items for self-selection by appointment only
The Community Kitchen
Manchester Area Conference of Churches 466 Main St, Manchester, CT
860-647-8003 ext. 21
Weekday meals served Monday – Saturday, 11:30 AM– 12:45 PM
661 Main St, Manchester, CT
Sunday Meals served 11:30 AM – 1 PM to anyone in need (by appointment)
Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants
175 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Hartford, CT 06106 | 860-692-3085 o The Immigration Legal Services Program provides affordable legal assistance to immigrants and their families. Established in 1918, the agency is the only statewide nonprofit agency recognized by the Department of Justice (DOJ) and primarily services lower income individuals. Program staff, comprised of attorneys and DOJ Accredited Legal Representatives, are committed not only to providing immigration counseling and representation, but also to empowering individuals so that they understand the immigration law and their rights under the law.
Legal Resource Assistance Line
Hartford County – Greater Hartford Legal Aid – (860) 541-5000
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