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News Release

For Immediate Release
January 24, 2018

Governor Sununu Press Office
(603) 271-2121

Governor Chris Sununu, Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig Announce Approval of Contracts for New Providers to Continue Substance Use Disorder Programs in Manchester

Concord, NH – Today Governor Chris Sununu and Manchester Mayor Joyce Craig announced the approval of multiple contracts to administer care for those suffering from substance use disorder in Manchester. The contracts, which were approved by Governor and Council this morning, represent the culmination of joint efforts between the Governor's office, the Mayor's office, and the Department of Health and Human Services.

"Substance Use Disorder programs are a critical component in our fight against addiction and the opioid crisis," said Governor Chris Sununu. "I look forward to working closely with Mayor Joyce Craig as we move forward to ensure that programs that receive state resources have long term stability. I am thankful for the countless providers that have answered the call to assist in these critical efforts. Those struggling with addiction deserve nothing less than our best and we will not fail them."

"I want to thank the Governor and the State of New Hampshire for their help in assisting the City of Manchester in this time of great need," said Mayor Joyce Craig. "We have all worked to find solutions following the issues associated with Serenity Place. As a group, we have been able to identify gaps and opportunities that have allowed us to build a community-centric plan going forward."

Various programs, formerly administered by Serenity Place will receive contracts with new providers to continue continuity of care and services. These providers include, but are not limited to:

  • Families in Transition (FIT): Lin's Place Transitional Living Program for women; Tirrell House Transitional Living program for men
  • Farnum Center: Crisis Respite Shelter; intensive outpatient programs; outpatient services
  • Family Willows: intensive outpatient programs; outpatient services
  • Granite Pathways: Wrap Around and Recovery Support Services
  • Elliot Hospital: Hillsborough County North Drug Court

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