Serenity Place

Weekly N.H. News Roundup: January 26, 2018

Jan 26, 2018

Massachusetts picks Northern Pass for major energy contract.  A financially troubled addiction treatment center in Manchester shuts its doors, and sends its services to other local health providers. The N.H.  legislature considers lowering the state's drinking age.  And a massive ice jam on the Piscataquog River causes concerns about Spring flooding.

 


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Facing a dire financial situation, Serenity Place in Manchester will close its doors after four decades. Services provided by the addiction treatment center will now be divided up among a variety of providers in New Hampshire, including Granite Pathways, the Farnum Center, and Elliot Hospital.

Tom Donovan is the director of charitable trusts for the Attorney General's office. He started the receivership process for the Serenity Place investigation. He spoke to NHPR's Peter Biello.

Serenity Place Going Out of Business After 40 Years

Jan 23, 2018
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Serenity Place, the addiction treatment center tied to Manchester's Safe Station program, will be shutting its doors after more than four decades of operation.

The nonprofit has severe financial problems and was court-ordered Tuesday to begin the liquidation process next month.

Paige Sutherland/NHPR

A New Hampshire judge will be presented Tuesday with a plan for how to continue key drug abuse services in Manchester.

Last month the state was court-ordered to take over the treatment center Serenity Place due to its severe financial troubles.

Serenity Place's Downfall Tells Much Larger Story

Jan 17, 2018
Paige Sutherland/NHPR

A crucial treatment provider in the state’s effort to combat the opioid crisis collapsed, with little warning, last month.

But some say this incident has exposed gaps in the state’s ability to oversee a critical system of care.

Peter Biello/NHPR

A Manchester drug treatment center got emergency funding from the state Friday to help pay off part of an $800,000 deficit.

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The Governor has called an emergency Executive Council meeting Friday morning to address a key drug treatment provider in Manchester that recently went under due to financial problems.