March 4 listening session on addiction and recovery: Time for action and healing

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MANCHESTER, NH — The public is invited to bring their ideas to a “listening session” set for March 4 at 5 p.m. at Hope for NH Recovery, 140 Central St.

It’s time for a community conversation on solutions to our city’s heroin epidemic and addiction crisis, and action steps that meet Manchester’s unique needs.

Panelists, from left, Police Chief Nick Willard, Alderman Pat Long, Fire Chief James Burkush, and Public Health Director Tom Soucy.
Panelists, from left, Police Chief Nick Willard, Alderman Pat Long, Fire Chief James Burkush, and Public Health Director Tom Soucy.

A panel of community leaders including Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard, Manchester Fire Chief James Burkush, Tim Soucy, Director of Public Health for the city, and Ward 3 Alderman Pat Long will join the session. Moderator will be Director of Recovery Support Services for Hope for NH Recovery, Holly Cekala.

Cekala

The evening is not meant to be a time to air problems but rather come together to discuss solutions and action steps, barriers and possibilities, said Karla Gallagher, a center administrator and recovery coach. Also, progress reports will be given on the move to the new community recovery center on Wilson Street, and a transitional center, Amber’s Place, also housed at 140 Central St.

Coffee and light refreshments will be available. Contact Hope for NH Recovery with questions, at 935-7524.


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