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Wentworth-Douglass Awards $40K to Support SOS Recovery

02/03/2023 3:00 PM | Bonnie McNair (Administrator)

DOVER, N.H. – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has awarded a $40,000 grant to SOS Recovery Community Organization, to assist in expanding access to treatment for substance misuse.

SOS Recovery provides peer-assisted recovery support, and wellness plan provisions, for those seeking or new to recovery from substance use disorders. The funds will be used to obtain and distribute supplies needed to support daily living and harm reduction efforts.

“SOS Recovery is making a positive and significant impact in the community, and we are thankful to be able to help support them once again,” said Michelle Hanson, Director of Strategic Planning and Community Benefit at Wentworth-Douglass. “The work plan associated with these funds will have a meaningful impact on the health of our community by enhancing outreach efforts and referral to treatment, reducing transmission of chronic infections and diseases, and mitigating the impact of infection for individuals recovering from substance use disorder and experiencing unstable housing and homelessness.”

In 2016, Wentworth-Douglass also awarded more than $110,000 to the organization to support the development of their recovery center at 4 Broadway in Dover.

“On behalf of our entire team, we want to thank everyone at Wentworth-Douglass Hospital for their generous funding over the last several years,” said John Burns, Director of SOS Recovery. “SOS has had tremendous success because of the funding it received from WDH for our peer-based recovery community organization, and this continues to be an excellent fit with the hospital’s mission.”

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.


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