Community Health Resources, Inc.

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444 Center Street
Manchester, CT 06040
United States

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Monday 8 AM-7 PM
Tuesday 8 AM-7 PM
Wednesday 8 AM-5 PM
Thursday 8 AM-5 PM
Friday Closed
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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CHR is the most comprehensive, non-profit behavioral healthcare provider in Connecticut, offering a wide range of personalized services for children, families, and adults whose lives have been touched by mental illness, addiction, or trauma. Our largest outpatient offices are in Manchester and Enfield, with smaller offices throughout central and eastern Connecticut and several community-based programs.

CHR’s mission is to help adults, children, and families find Real Hope for the challenges of Real Life through an array of community-based mental health, substance use, child welfare, supportive housing, foster care, prevention and wellness services, and integrated care.  Our name embodies our commitment to community-based care, instilling hope for a healthy, happy, and productive future, and utilizing all available resources to achieve change.  CHR is proud to provide services that achieve Real Quality with Real Results.

Services and information

  • Traditional Foster Care
  • Emergency Foster Care
  • Respite Foster Care
  • Other

Requirements to become a foster parent

You must meet minimum requirements to provide foster care for children in Connecticut. Before you start, educate yourself and reach out to a foster care agency. Social workers recommend that you and other family members in your home feel ready before starting your foster journey. Caring for a foster child takes time, patience, and persistence.

Contact your local licensed child-placing agency or attend an orientation meeting to learn more about what fostering entails. They will inform you about foster parent requirements, common obstacles you might face, and unique challenges among foster children. All foster kids have experienced trauma. Training teaches foster parents how best to help foster children manage their feelings and feel secure.

You must meet minimum state requirements to qualify as a foster care provider in Connecticut. Foster parents must: 

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • Offer a safe living environment
  • Pass a police and FBI background check
  • Maintain sufficient income to care for a family
  • Complete the 10-week training program
  • Provide a separate bed for the foster child
  • Complete the Home Study process
  • Have a clean driving record (pass a DMV check)

Kids of the same gender in a similar age range may share a bedroom.

Contact the Connecticut Department of Children and Families or a local child-placing agency for additional questions about foster parent requirements.

Ratings and Reviews

Average user rating

2.9 / 5
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Williams Enwright
Sep 07, 2023

It's a shame this place is supposed to be in ɓuisness to help people..They are disgusting people that work for a high profit buisness..And the jist of it is that most of there profit comes from state and federal insurance...Like Medicade and Medicare..Your hard working taxes at its peak...Love Bill and Marie...♥

Rating: 1

CT NewsAgency
Aug 24, 2023

CHR offers treatment services for substance abuse, mental illness and employment search. Their staff ranges from excellent to poor in professionalism. They are not prepared to assist executives in employment, don't understand what B2B or B2C means. They can't relate to people from other cultures. If you are from New York and make an innocent joke, the type you would find on SNL, they could accuse you of sexual harassment. Very Puritanical, and not becoming of a mental health institution which should not be judgmental but rather should provide support, understanding and care. They are also severely understaffed - not a good thing for those considering hurting themselves and others.

Rating: 1

May 15, 2023

Therapist turn over rate is high, i get comfortable with one then they are gone. After how they delt with my husband ill never recommend. They do not know how to deal with people with mental health

Rating: 1

Jaynika Aguirre-Larios
May 06, 2023

Staff was rude and the male doctor made me feel uncomfortable. Had a male nurse come in the room to snicker at my situation, I will never forget my experience.

Rating: 2

Amy Boudreau
Mar 14, 2023

Kelly who answers the phones and deals with our Dr ‘s to get our prescriptions straight for us is absolutely a pleasure. She goes above and beyond her position. I can’t say enough regarding this woman with her compassion her willingness to help and even her humorous ways when things get rough she always is there to cheer you up in the time of distress while trying to get your meds straightened out. I just want to say Kelly Thank you from the bottom of my heart ❤️
Thank you

Rating: 5