About Street Outreach

Meeting the needs of Manchester and the Seacoast’s most at-risk youth.

Child and Family Services’ Street Outreach program provides street youth, homeless youth, and those at risk of running away with two essential components:

  • The basic elements for survival
  • The stuff with which to succeed

The Street Outreach team spends about 30 hours per week on the streets, mostly in high-risk areas, where it offers assistance with everything from food, clothing and shelter; to medical care; substance abuse treatment; protection from sexual exploitation, victimization, disease and pregnancy; abuse/neglect services; housing; mental health services; and crisis counseling. 

Street Outreach is:

  • judgement free
  • duty free
  • hassle free
  • and just free 

Youth who accept help from the Street Outreach program do so on a voluntary basis and are never charged for services. 

Street Outreach endeavors to:

  • protect youth from harm
  • reconnect youth with their families - when they’re ready
  • empower youth with the resources they’ll need to live well, independently, responsibly and productively





Street Outreach services

Street Outreach provides intervention, prevention and education services in the following ways:

  • on the streets
  • in schools and enrichment centers
  • at youth hang-outs

Philosophy/approach

Street Outreach takes a holistic approach to serving at risk youth.  We strive to understand each individual’s environment i.e. culture, family, community, etc., in order to not just help them through the night, but through life. 

The Street Outreach team has become a known and trusted entity to the street youth of Manchester, and is seen as a way off the street, out of trouble and onto a better life.    Help is offered free, confidentially and  without coercion and is built upon understanding and respect.     

Youth Resource Center

The Street Outreach program is housed in the CFS Youth Resource Center on has MOVED from 99 Hanover Street, to 326 LINCOLN Street, Manchester, Nov., 2015. The center provides basic needs support, such as a food pantry, showers, laundry facilities and a clothing closet, as well as an array of support services including crisis counseling, respite care, substance abuse intervention and treatment, family support services, pregnancy counseling, school/educational support and help with housing, life skills training and more.

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On the SEACOAST, look for our OUTREACH van from which our STREET TEAM provides survival aid and lifeline to at-risk youth.

 

 

 

Funded in part through generous contributions from PROCON, Walmart Foundation, Peoples United Bank Foundation, Bank of America, TD Bank Foundation, Citizens Bank, NH Charitable Foundation, Fuller Foundation, Gibney Family Foundation, Healthcare GIVES, Riverwoods, United Way

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KEY FACTS STREET OUTREACH

Areas served:   Manchester, Seacoast

 

Manchester, NH

Contact:  Jodi Hartke, 603-518-4170 


Youth under 18 should contact 518-4271

 

Hours:

Mon: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tues: !2:30pm - 5:00pm
Wed: 10:00am - 6:00pm 
(note: on the first Wed of the month, Drop In opens at 12:30pm)
Thurs: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Fri: 11:30am - 6:00pm

 

Seacoast:

Contact:  Briana McLaughlin, 603-716-6083

 

Funding:

Street Outreach is funded in part by the U.S. Administration for Children and Families

 

Fees: 
Services are offered at no cost to the participating youth and/or family.