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For Immediate Release

NH DHHS Provides $1.6 Million to the Farnum Center for Substance Use Disorder Treatment Infrastructure Expansion Program

The Farnum Center, a program of Easter Seals NH, was recently awards a grant for $1,636,900 from the NH Department of health and Human Services as part of the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Infrastructure Expansion Project. The funding will significantly impact the services available in NH to fight the addiction epidemic beginning this year.
 
Due to this significant funding, Farnum will open a new intensive outpatient program to serve people at our facilities in Manchester and Franklin. These programs will include day and evening sessions and six eight-week groups per year at each of the sites. A prime objective of this program will be for clients to secure sustainable employment.
 
Additionally, the funding will allow Farnum to open a 15-bed low intensity transitional living program in Manchester. The length of stay will average 30 days but can range from 30 days to 12 months depending on the client’s needs and will serve up to 60 clients a year.
 
“The heroin and opioid crisis is the most pressing public health and safety challenge facing our state, and we must work together every single day on a comprehensive approach to combat this horrible epidemic and help save lives,” Governor Hassan said. “The Farnum Center is providing effective, affordable treatment options for Granite Staters in need, and this important grant will help Farnum expand its critical substance misuse services to more Granite Staters. Moving forward, we must continue working together to strengthen prevention, treatment and recovery programs across the state.”
 
These new programs will add to the full menu of services already provided by Farnum which include individual and group counseling, a 30-day residential program for men and women, a co-occurring disorders program for clients who also have a psychiatric diagnosis, a comprehensive outpatient program, dedicated services for veterans and first responders, and the state’s only non-hospital based medical detoxification program.
 
“At Farnum we are committed to expanding our services to provide treatment beds and intensive outpatient services to those in need. We are in this for the long haul and have marshalled our resources to aggressively battle the addiction epidemic in the Granite State,” said Senior Vice President of Substance Abuse Services Dr. Cheryl Wilkie, Psy.D., MLADC. “We are extremely thankful to NH DHHS for their generous support and are excited by the opportunities this funding allows to continue to work with the people of NH to address the alcohol and other drug problems in our State.”
 
To get help for a loved one, or provide financial, visit farnumcenter.org or call 1.888.840.4243.

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