The Adaptive Recreation programs are designed to include children and adults with special needs in developmentally appropriate recreational activities. The goal of these programs is to provide a positive and supportive learning environment where these individuals can explore new skills, foster friendships, and have opportunities to experience success. The purpose of the survey below is to give us a better understanding of the needs and interests of the children and adults with special needs in the community of Cheshire.
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Human Services Needs Assessment Survey
PARENTS OF DEAD TEEN, WANT TO HELP     SAVE YOURS - Signs of Alcohol Poisoning

The parents of Sam Spady are hoping that the death of their 19 year old daughter will not be in vain.  They are hoping you will talk to your children, know their friends and, most importantly, teach them the dangers of binge drinking.
Donations to the Fuel Bank, Cheshire Food Drive and Cheshire Community Food Pantry are needed this year more than ever!  - More Info

Cheshire Fuel Bank Make Checks payable to: "Cheshire Youth and Social Services Fuel Bank"
Cheshire Youth & Social Services 84 South Main ST. Cheshire, CT 06410
The CHESHIRE FUEL BANK provides assistance to Cheshire residents who do not meet the financial or asset criteria of the Connecticut Energy Assistance, but who are in an emergency situation. Funds for this program are provided by donations from individuals, religious groups, and civic organizations. Due to the significant increase in the cost of home heating oil, the grant award has been increased to up to $250 per delivery.
                                  Cheshire Community Food Pantry

The Cheshire Food Pantry is a community organization that provides food in situations for all eligible individuals and families in need, regardless of their race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability.  Free-will donations come from the general Cheshire community.  We accomplish equitable distribution through the generous giving of time and labor by an organized team of compassionate volunteers.  Eligibility is determined by the Town of Cheshire Youth and Social Services Department. Please call 203-271-6690 for more information or to sign up.

The Cheshire Food Pantry is located at 51 Railroad Avenue and keep an updated wish list of items at our website                                        

Monetary donations may be made to: Cheshire Community Food Pantry, PO Box 457, Cheshire CT 06410.  Food items may be dropped off at the Pantry anytime.
                                Cheshire Food Drive

The Cheshire Food Drive (CFD) is a non-profit organization that started 38 years ago by a group of citizens and has continued without uninterrupted since then.  The main mission of the drive is to sponsor collection of food at local supermarkets, schools, industries, and religious/civic organizations throughout the year, and provide monetary means to support the food voucher program to help those in need through the Cheshire Department of Youth and Social Services.
               Monetary Donations may be made to: The Cheshire Food Drive, PO Box 926, Cheshire. CT 06410
For More information about the  Community Food Pantry, The Cheshire Food Drive and The Food Voucher Program please visit   Cheshire Food Programs

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Safety Awareness               Survey for Seniors
Cheshire residents 55 and      older: please fill out the        attached survey on safety        concerns. The Human        Services Department will       use responses to evaluate       programming to better          address the needs and              safety concerns of                  Cheshire's senior                      population.
   Click here for Survey
        FREE Program on Recognizing and Preventing Addiction, Gambling
                                      and Mental Health Issues -                                                        
The Community Awareness Program, is a two-part/6 hour training funded by the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (DMHAS) designed to educate the community as well as those individuals and families struggling with understanding and recognizing the warning signs of Addictions and Mental Health Issues. March 19 and March 26, 2014 from 6pm-9pm
at: First Congregational Church -One Church Drive, Cheshire, CT (across from Town Hall)
***Food and refreshments will be provided. RSVP Required. ADULTS ONLY
To reserve your seat, please call Deb Kelleher, Co-Chair of the Human Services Committee at 203.640.5627 or email:
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