Willows Substance Use Treatment Center Expansion

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In recent years, we have, as a community, seen a spike in substance misuse and substance misuse related deaths. This epidemic has reached across all ages, races, professions, and income levels. Our Willows Substance Use Treatment Center has been a safe space for women struggling with co-occurring substance use and trauma to receive the support they need. We are happy to announce that we are moving to the Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center located at 267 Wilson Street, Manchester, NH, (former Hoitt Furniture building)  and our program size will be doubling.

Not only will we be able to now help 400 women each year in their recovery, but we will be able to house 40 women in our new recovery housing. 11 one-bedroom apartments will be available for women in recovery with children and 8 multiple occupancy units will be available for single women in recovery. The recovery housing will be staffed 24/7 to reduce the possibility of relapse and provide around the clock support for those transitioning into substance-free living.


_mg_5548smConsidering that 80% of women seeking treatment for drug abuse report histories of sexual or physical assault, Families in Transition – New Horizons-New Horizons’s Willows Substance Use Treatment Center uses trauma-informed care to help women develop coping skills for addiction and trauma histories and to rebuild a sense of control and empowerment. With a treatment program that is trauma informed and gender-specific, the programming fills a key gap in services for females while also reducing the public health implications of substance misuse.

The Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center (MRTC) will also house HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery and The Mental Health Center of Manchester. Working together through public and private collaborations, we have begun to transform the former Hoitt Furniture building on Wilson Street in Manchester, NH, with the intent of developing a large scale recovery and treatment center to curb the tide of substance misuse in our community.  The MRTC will serve as a one-stop-shop for  individuals struggling with substance use to find the help and support they need. Area service providers are partnering together to offer services such as: recovery support, treatment programming, recovery housing, mental health services, and connection with recovery-friendly employers.

To learn more about our expansion, HOPE for NH Recovery, and how you can support the MRTC click here.

Families in Transition – New Horizons-New Horizons (FIT-NH) held a groundbreaking ceremony for construction of the second and third floors of the Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.

The Families in Transition – New Horizons-New Horizons Willows Substance Use Treatment Center and HOPE for New Hampshire Recovery, through the Community Development Finance Authority (CDFA), received $300,000 and $600,000 respectively, in NH State Tax Credits for businesses to support our project.  Through the Tax Credit Program, companies receive a state business tax credit worth 75% the contribution pledged.  In fact, after federal tax benefits are accounted for, it typically only costs  11% of their donation. To learn more about tax credits and to calculate how much your business’s donation would cost click here.

Our community has been extremely supportive of this expansion and we have secured all of the $300,000 in tax credits for this project. Thank you to our loyal supporters! We couldn’t have done it without you. To see FIT-NH’s current corporate supporters, please click here.

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