DOVER, N.H. – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has awarded a $10,000 grant to Dover’s Triangle Club to support a new art and wellness program for those in recovery or struggling with substance use disorder.
Triangle Club, a leading local center for substance use disorder recovery programs, implemented a new program last fall entitled ‘Arts & Wellness in Recovery’, which offers free weekly meditation, yoga, drawing, and painting classes.
“Wentworth-Douglass is privileged to award these funds to assist our community in the continued fight against substance use disorders,” said Michelle Hanson, Director of Strategic Planning and Community Benefit at Wentworth-Douglass. “Triangle Club has selflessly served the residents of Stafford, Rockingham, and York Counties for 38 years and we’re confident this program will once again make a difference.”
The ‘Arts & Wellness in Recovery’ program will offer 156 classes with a total of 1,500 slots available to patrons. The classes will be offered on a drop-in basis, with a cap of 20 attendees. The program will be available at no cost.
“I’m extremely grateful to Wentworth-Douglass for both their generosity, and their recognition that substance use disorders can affect the whole person – including their body, mind, and spirit,” said Heather Blumenfeld, Executive Director of Triangle Club. “These funds will go a long way to help us accomplish our goal of creating a holistic approach to recovery.”
Triangle Club offer over 55 support groups each week, including Alcoholics, Narcotics, Crystal Meth, and Heroin Anonymous. They also offer grief and peer support, serving more than 2,500 people annually.
Wentworth-Douglass conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years to identify where the hospital should focus its programs and services to improve the overall health of the individuals and families it serves. The funds donated are approved by the hospital’s Community Benefit Funding Disbursement Committee and are not raised through any public or private donations.
About Wentworth-Douglass Hospital
Wentworth-Douglass Hospital (wdhospital.org) is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable health care organization located in Dover, New Hampshire with a more than 115-year history of compassionate care and innovation. A member of the Mass General Brigham system, Wentworth-Douglass is strategically located in the heart of the Seacoast region of New Hampshire and Southern Maine, which it has served since 1906. The organization is a family of more than 3,500 employees, including more than 400 physicians and advanced practice providers dedicated to the health, safety, and well-being of the region’s residents and visitors. The organization includes a 178-bed hospital, more than 30 primary and specialty provider practices and clinic sites, multiple express and prompt care facilities, an ambulatory surgery center, several medical office buildings, The Works Family Health and Fitness Center, and the Wentworth-Douglass Charitable Foundation.