GROUNDBREAKING FOR FAMILY WILLOWS SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT CENTER EXPANSION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 21, 2017
For more information, contact: Michele Talwani at 603.641.9441 ext. 239

 

KEY LEADERS HELP TO BREAKDOWN THE BARRIERS TO SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT – Key leaders gathered today, to celebrate the groundbreaking of the expansion of Families in Transition’s Family Willows Substance Use Treatment Center and Recovery Housing into the new Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center building. Shown are the supporters of the project who each spoke during the program at the event before they helped to break down a wall in the building before construction starts on the expansion of the treatment center and recovery housing for women, (l. to r.) Dean Christon, Executive Director, New Hampshire Housing; Senator Dan Feltes, NH State Senate; Arthur Sullivan, Principal Partner, Brady Sullivan Properties; Senator Chuck Morse, NH State Senate; Senator Lou D’Allesandro, NH State Senate; Senator Maggie Hassan, United States Senate; Dick Anagnost, President of Anagnost Companies and Chairman of the Board of Directors of FIT; Mayor Ted Gatsas, City of Manchester; Governor Chris Sununu, Governor of New Hampshire; Maureen Beauregard, President of Families in Transition, and Chris Scott representative from US Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office.

MANCHESTER DEVELOPERS INVEST IN SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT CENTER EXPANSION – At today’s groundbreaking event held by Families in Transition (FIT) the organization rolled out its plans to expand its substance use treatment center, the Family Willows, and add recovery housing to the mix, at the Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center, located at the former Hoitt Furniture Building in Manchester, NH. The expansion and purchase of two floors in the building total approximately $4 million dollars. Shown are two of the major donors to the project, (l. to r.)  Arthur Sullivan, Principal Partner, Brady Sullivan Properties and Dick Anagnost, President, Anagnost Companies and Chairman of Families in Transition’s Board of Directors talking with Maureen Beauregard, President and Founder of FIT.  

 

GROUNDBREAKING FOR FAMILY WILLOWS SUBSTANCE USE TREATMENT CENTER EXPANSION

Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center Coming to Fruition

MANCHESTER, NH- Nearly 100 state, government, business, and community leaders gathered today to attend Families in Transition’s (FIT) groundbreaking of their expanded Family Willows Substance Use Treatment Center and Recovery Housing. Both will be located on the second and third floors of the new Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center in the former Hoitt Furniture building in Manchester, NH.

“We have, as a community, seen a spike in substance misuse and substance misuse related deaths,” said Dick Anagnost, Families in Transition Board Chairman. “The expansion of FIT’s Family Willows Substance Use Treatment Center will enable 400 women each year receive the treatment that they need in order to get their lives back. In addition, for the first time ever, FIT will now be able to provide 19 units of recovery housing for women with and without children.”

This $4 million dollar project will begin construction in March. The project has been funded by New Hampshire Housing, City of Manchester, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, Community Development Finance Authority, Brady Sullivan Properties, Anagnost Companies, Grappone Automotive Group, Merchants Fleet Management, Eastern Bank, and Kalwall Corporation.

More photos from the event can be found on the organization’s website at http://www.fitnh.org/news-events/photo-galleries/nggallery/2017-family-willows-groundbreaking/2017-Family-Willows-Groundbreaking.

Families in Transition is a nonprofit organization that provides safe, affordable housing and 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, which serve as economic engines to help pay for services that FIT provides. For more information about FIT, Family Willows, and the stores, visit www.fitnh.org or call 603-641-9441.

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