January 30, 2020
Contact: Michele Talwani, 603-641-9441 ext. 239

A woman, a man, and another woman are standing in a tall white room with bunk beds around them on either side.
New Safe Recovery Shelter Beds Thanks to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Donation – Families in Transition – New Horizons recently renovated its New Horizons Shelter, 199 Manchester Street, Manchester, NH, to increase the number of beds and create separate living dormitory living spaces for a new Safe Recovery Shelter program. The renovations were thanks in-part to a generous donation by Dartmouth-Hitchcock. There are two rooms, gender specific, 14 beds for men and 12 beds for women who are homeless and in recovery or participating in substance use treatment. The funding for the operations of this program will be provided by the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services and is expected in mid-February. Pictured in what will be the men’s Safe Recovery Shelter is Stephanie Savard, Chief Operating Officer of FIT-NH; and Gregory Norman, Director of Community Health,  and Mary Ann Aldrich, Senior Advisor/Community Relations both of Dartmouth-Hitchcock

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Donates to Create Shelter for Homeless Individuals In or Seeking Recovery

MANCHESTER, NH – A generous donation from Dartmouth-Hitchcock to Families in Transition – New Horizons (FIT-NH) has helped to make shelter improvements in the dormitory area, including safe recovery shelter spaces, at its New Horizons shelter at 199 Manchester Street, Manchester, NH. The two Safe Recovery Shelter rooms at the shelter will include 14 beds for men and 12 beds for women who are homeless and in recovery or are participating in substance use treatment program.

“Dartmouth-Hitchcock is pleased to support Families in Transition-New Horizon’s efforts to renovate and make other improvements to the shelter in Manchester,” said Greg Norman, of Dartmouth-Hitchcock’s Population Health Department. “Safe housing, food, case management services, and support for behavioral health needs are critical to helping people affected by homelessness in addressing immediate crisis needs and to begin to develop long-term solutions. The physical improvements at the Families in Transition-New Horizons shelter, along with increased case management recovery support services, will help shelter residents work toward recovery and become better able to meet their everyday needs. Dartmouth-Hitchcock is grateful for the work that Families in Transition-New Horizons is doing to support our patients and our community members.”

The renovations are complete. The contract for the operational funding of the safe recovery shelter beds is through the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services. It is anticipated the funding will be finalized in the coming weeks and the new program will be operational mid-to-late February. Families in Transition-New Horizons (FIT-NH) provides hunger relief, emergency shelter, safe affordable housing, and supportive services to individuals and families who are homeless or in need, enabling them to gain self-sufficiency and respect. For more information about FIT-NH visit,, or call 603-641-9441.

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