Building Healthy Families has a space to call home!
A lack of space to offer classes and coaching for parents and to train volunteers has been an ongoing challenge for us. We are especially excited to announce a partnership with South United Methodist Church. South Church is leasing BHF space in the northeast corner of Susannah Wesley Hall (2nd floor to the left in the photo), at 20 Hartford Road, Manchester as an in kind donation.Take a look and celebrate our progress in supporting families and their young children! This convenient location at the corner of South Main Street and Hartford Road will serve as our office and programming space for small group meetings.
Celebrating the Grand Opening of our New office and BHF's Annual Kid's Fair will be held on September 16th from 10am to 1pm located at 20 Hartford Road, Manchester, CT. No registration required — just drop by!
There will be Fun! Games! Crafts! Food!
Featuring the Imagination Playground! And more...
BrightStart™ is a parenting workshop for parents and other caregivers of young children (pre-natal through 4 years old). Our Learn & Play Kid’s Program is play-based and offers infants through 8 year olds opportunities to learn and have fun while developing listening and attention skills. BrightStart™ is offered by Building Healthy Families, a nonprofit organization in Manchester, CT. The workshop will be offered at The Manchester Learning Center at 42 Prospect Street in Manchester beginning Saturday, September 30th. The morning is full of learning and activities for parents and children; Breakfast begins at 9:30 and lunch starts at noon. Apply on-line.
Many parents have a strong desire to share their experiences and insights with others and rely on other parents for perspective and guidance. We envision hosting a Parent Café as an informal place for parents to share in conversation around important issues they face.
Your children would be able to enjoy a supervised experience with our Imagination Playground while you come up with ideas and solutions to your challenges. Please help us learn about your interest in a Summer Parent Café where you can share challenges, brainstorm solutions and offer and receive support by taking this 2 minute survey. Thank you!
Visit the Imagination Playground at our playground events. Check out our calendar for events around Manchester.
As parents, we are the center of our young child’s world. How we respond to them has an enduring impact. When they are little we can spend so much time trying to meet our children’s physical needs that we don’t have space to think about what they need from us emotionally. Circle of Security Parenting Groups are designed to give parents a 'map’ for understanding and responding to their children’s emotional needs. Research shows that parents who are able do this in a loving and consistent way give their children an amazing start in life. Here is a short video explaining the Circle of Security.
Did you know that when customers shop at AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to charity? This means if you spend $10,000 on Amazon, BHF will receive $50 from Amazon, one of the largest companies in America (market value of $355.9 Billion at year end in 2016). You could also decide to give a personal tax-deductible donation directly to BHF.