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Farnum Center, Granite Pathways formally assume Safe Station treatments

By MARK HAYWARD
New Hampshire Union Leader

February 01. 2018 11:33AM



MANCHESTER - Two addiction-treatment organizations formally assumed responsibility Thursday morning of people who show up at Safe Station, a state official said.

The change follows the collapse of Serenity Place, the non-profit organization that provided low-cost treatment to most addicts who showed up at fire stations associated with the Safe Station program.

Both the Manchester-based Farnum Center, known mostly for residential treatment, and the Seacoast-based Granite Pathways, will offer Safe Station treatment.

Granite Pathways operates in the Serenity Place space at the old Manchester police station on Chestnut Street.

Tom Donovan, director of Charitable Trusts of New Hampshire, said the new structure went live at 8 am.

“They were working on the transition over the past week and it's now official,” said Donovan, an assistant attorney general.

Elliot Hospital plans to take over operation of Hillsborough County drug court on March 1.


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