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.
Cheshire Cares web-site is hosted by:
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.
Cheshire Police and Fire Departments
Special Needs Awareness Day
Saturday June 15th, 2013
Register your special needs loved one with the Cheshire Police Department.
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
Meredith Sturges, Chairperson Town of Cheshire Human Services Committee
I am writing, again this year, on behalf of the Human Services Committee.
We would like to remind you that the need for Fuel and Food Assistance is escalating.
The Department of Youth and Social Services is reliant on donations to supplement the limited voucher allotment it receives from the Cheshire Food Drive. The Fuel Bank is totally dependent on donations. We have all been affected by the economic downturn of the past years - some of us much more than others.
We would like to challenge our fellow citizens to help our neighbors in need. The next time you go to the Grocery Store, pick up an extra can of soup, or a jar of peanut butter and jam and drop it in the Food Bank Collection Boxes you must have seen at the stores. You may think that only giving one canned good is not enough. But, if we all do it, we can make a difference.
Get together with your neighbors and purchase a Gift Card or 2 to give another family a chance at a Happy Thanksgiving. Suggest to your Service Organizations that they make a donation to the Fuel Bank.
Give a helping hand!! If we all contribute, we will make a difference!!!!!
Contributions should be turned over to the Department of Youth and Social Services
at the Cheshire Town Hall.
Monetary donations can be made to:, ”Cheshire Youth and Social Services Fuel Bank”
c/o Youth and Social Services , 84 s. Main St., Cheshire, CT 06410,
and the “Cheshire Food Drive” , at P.O. Box 926, Cheshire, CT o6410.
CHESHIRE FUEL BANK
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. http://www.cheshirect.org/youthsocial/social.html
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 www.cheshirefoodpantry.org
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.
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.