A new peer recovery center for addiction has opened its doors in Manchester. In the past week, the nonprofit Hope for New Hampshire Recovery has seen roughly 230 people a day.
The building, the former home of Hoitt Furniture, was bought and renovated by two local businessmen as a one-stop hub for addiction services.
Hope for New Hampshire Recovery is the first provider to occupy the three-floor building. The second and third floors of the new building are planned for supportive housing and clinical treatment.
The organization’s recovery coaches are themselves in long-term recovery and are licensed to provide advice and support to those battling substance abuse and connect them with services.
Peer recovery is part of the state’s long term plan to battle herpin and opioid addiction. Last month, the Executive Council approved roughly $500,000 in funding for three recovery centers operated by Hope.
During Friday’s ribbon cutting in Manchester, several policymakers and elected officials, including Gov. Maggie Hassan, applauded the nonprofit for its work.
“The really important thing that the recovery community has done is really remind people that there’s no room for stigma in this fight," she said to loud cheers. "There is absolutely no room for stigma in this fight."
Hope for New Hampshire Recovery also has recovery centers in Berlin, Claremont, Newport, Franklin and Concord.