FAMILIES IN TRANSITION’S VICE PRESIDENT RECEIVES NEW FUTURES’ TOM FOX SCHOLARSHIP FOR TREATMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 10, 2012
For more information, contact: Michele Talwani – 603.641.9441 ext. 239

PHOTO: Headshot of Stephanie Savard Families in Transition Vice President and winner of the New Futures’ Tom Fox Scholarship for Treatment 

Stephanie Savard Recognized for her Leadership in Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services

CONCORD, NH – Stephanie Savard, Vice President of Families in Transition (FIT), a Manchester and Concord-based homeless services provider, will be awarded the Tom Fox Scholarship for Treatment from New Futures. This $1,500 scholarship will go towards professional development in the substance use field. Savard will receive this scholarship because of the work she has done for substance use disorder treatment. Savard will be presented with the scholarship on October 11 in Concord.

As Vice President of FIT, Savard oversees the Family Willows Intensive Outpatient Program, a 16 week program for women with co-occurring substance use and trauma. The program helps women recognize, examine and understand how substance use and trauma affects their lives and helps them develop skills to cope in healthy ways.

“We are delighted to have Stephanie recognized by New Futures for her work in the substance use area,” said FIT’s Founder and President, Maureen Beauregard. “Stephanie is a great asset to our organization and the people that we serve.”

New Futures is a New Hampshire nonprofit that works to reduce alcohol and other drug problems through advocacy, education and collaboration. The Tom Fox Scholarship for Treatment is awarded yearly and is named after Dr. Tom Fox, an expert in the mental health and substance abuse fields.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and comprehensive social services to individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. FIT also owns and operates two thrift stores in Manchester and Concord, NH, as well as a newly established commercial cleaning company, FIT Cleaning Solutions, all of which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, the stores, and the commercial cleaning company visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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