Thousands of New Hampshire residents are impacted by the widespread issue of substance use disorder (SUD), whether directly or indirectly through family members, friends or loved ones. The government estimates that approximately 130,000 Granite State residents are addicted to drugs and alcohol, which severely impacts their health, well-being and daily life.
Our goal is to reduce the occurrence of substance use disorder among two specific high-risk populations – veterans and single mothers facing addiction and homelessness – through the use of transitional housing and a wide range of support services. We help them achieve and maintain their sobriety, while generating improvements in their housing, employment and other life situations, which are key to their overall well-being and return to independence.
Why This Matters
Substance use disorder (SUD) impacts approximately 130,000 New Hampshire residents, or 10% of the state’s population. Yet only an estimated 4-6% of those individuals seek or receive the appropriate treatment they need. If not treated, substance abuse can be deadly, as NH has one of the nation’s highest rate of opioid-related overdose fatalities in the country.
Veterans are known to be at higher risk for substance use compared with the general population due to higher incidences of PTSD and mental health challenges. An estimated 1-in-15 veterans suffer from alcohol addiction or other forms of substance misuse.
Both homeless women and single mothers are also at a higher risk of alcohol or drug use, especially those who have experienced trauma or abuse. 38% of homeless individuals are alcohol dependent and single mothers are more likely to develop substance use issues compared with other women.
Emergency shelter, transitional housing and support services for pregnant women, as well as single mothers with children, many of whom experience homelessness due to alcohol or drug use.
Substance-free housing and connections to various community resources that help veterans break free from addiction, regain their independence and build stable futures.
Flexible mental health counseling – in-person or online – for individuals seeking to better cope with the impacts of substance use.
Results & Impact
Through our work, more New Hampshire residents – including veterans, pregnant women and single mothers – are able to build sober, stable and independent lives. In the past year: