NH mental health and substance misuse support organizations to receive extra federal funding

Organizations targeting substance use disorder and mental health statewide will receive $9 million in federal funding, as need for their programs increase amid the pandemic. The funding was signed into law in December under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act passed by Congress.Keith Howard, the executive director of Manchester-based Hope for NH Recovery, said the non-profit is one of many organizations that have suffered funding losses during the pandemic. “All of the recovery centers in New Hampshire have received less money this year than we did last year by about a 34 percent cut,” Howard said. Howard said the money will help strengthen the organization’s substance misuse and mental health assistance programs.”As we get out from under the cloud of the pandemic, there’s going to be a huge need for services,” Howard said. “And without making recovery centers whole, it’s going to be very hard to meet that need.” Howard said he hopes in-person services can be held outdoors in the spring.”My hope and expectation is that some portion of this money will be used.” People wanting assistance from Hope for NH Recovery can receive it via telephone and video chat.

Organizations targeting substance use disorder and mental health statewide will receive $9 million in federal funding, as need for their programs increase amid the pandemic.

The funding was signed into law in December under the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act passed by Congress.

Keith Howard, the executive director of Manchester-based Hope for NH Recovery, said the non-profit is one of many organizations that have suffered funding losses during the pandemic.

“All of the recovery centers in New Hampshire have received less money this year than we did last year by about a 34 percent cut,” Howard said.

Howard said the money will help strengthen the organization’s substance misuse and mental health assistance programs.

“As we get out from under the cloud of the pandemic, there’s going to be a huge need for services,” Howard said. “And without making recovery centers whole, it’s going to be very hard to meet that need.”

Howard said he hopes in-person services can be held outdoors in the spring.

“My hope and expectation is that some portion of this money will be used.”

People wanting assistance from Hope for NH Recovery can receive it via telephone and video chat.