NEWS AT SOUTHEASTERN NH SERVICES

December 2021:

Southeastern New Hampshire services receives $10,000 fundraising pledge

Southeastern New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services is slated to match up to $10,000 in contributions thanks to a pledged donation from longtime Board Vice Chair and friend Dr. Lawrence Kane.

“This is a great opportunity to recover from the COVID-19 giving slump,” said Ryan Brander, Development Coordinator at SENHS. “As we near the end of the giving season, matched donations can help us reach our funding goal to get our 2022 off to a solid financial start.” While many donors have already shown their support for Southeastern’s mission on Giving Tuesday, supporters can expect their contribution to be matched until December 31, 2021 or until $10,000 is raised.

The influx of donations comes at a critical time. According to Clinical Director Laurie Meehan, “the dawn of the cold weather season sees a spike in the number of unhoused and struggling individuals seeking treatment.” As the only low-intensity residential addiction treatment facility in Strafford County, Southeastern’s Turning Point program affords those seeking services for substance use disorder up to 90 days to stabilize in their early recovery. In addition to outpatient alcohol and drug counseling, their substance use disorder programming also includes group sessions for women, clinical care for Strafford County Drug Court participants, and impaired driving assessments and education. These services are provided to New Hampshire residents regardless of their ability to pay—reflected in the fact that over 70% of their clients are below the federal poverty line.

Dr. Lawrence Kane is a 20-year Southeastern Board veteran and retired Wentworth Douglass Hospital and Frisbie Hospital radiologist. “I believe Southeastern is a house of hope,” Dr. Kane stated. “It is my privilege to give in order to support their work.”

 


October 2021:

Southeastern New Hampshire Services is proud to announce the promotion of Deanna Bradley, a five-year SENHS veteran, to the role of Residential Director. Originally from Arkansas, Deanna went to school in Monroe, LA where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Louisiana at Monroe. She then moved to New Hampshire in 2013 while still working on her Master’s Degree in Clinical and Mental Health through ULM. After graduating in 2016, Deanna received a job offer from SENHS to be a counselor for Drug Court, during which time she successfully completed her MLADC certification. She then transitioned to Turning Point as a residential counselor and has been in that role for 2 and half years until recently accepting the offer as program director.

Congratulations on the promotion and more than five years with SENHS. What keeps you engaged with the work you do here?

“What has kept me interested in the work is having the opportunity to make a difference in the life of someone that has been struggling with substances and any underlying issues in which the client struggles that may have been the catalyst to their use. I appreciate that SENHS believes that every individual has the ability to heal through the process of treatment and recovery and we can provide that with our evidence based practices. I also appreciate the support and encouragement that I receive from working at SENHS.”

Can you share a proud moment you’ve had while working at SENHS?

“I have had more than one proud moment at SENHS, one of them being provided the guidance that I needed to acquire my license of MLADC. I am also proud of the fact that I have been recognized for the hard work and dedication of my role as a counselor which has allowed me to transition within the agency to different roles. I began in drug court (2.1) and transitioned to Turning Point (3.1), and recently to a program director for 3.1. I am also proud of any feedback that I have received from any clients that I have represented letting me know how being their counselor has made a difference in their lives and that alone lets me know that I am serving them well, and what I also felt I was meant to do, which is one of my purposes in life of helping others.”

September 2021:

 
SENHS is excited to announce that Ryan Brander has joined the team as Development Coordinator. Ryan, whose background is in marketing and public relations, has more than six years experience working closely with nonprofits in the New England area and beyond. In his position, Ryan will oversee donor relations and outreach, as well as ensuring that SENHS communicates effectively with its community constituents–both with its digital platforms and traditional channels.
 

For inquiries about donor relations, corporate sponsorship opportunities, general giving, our website, how you can volunteer, or any other related topics, please email Ryan Brander at  rbrander@co.strafford.nh.us or call (603) 516-8185.

 

June 2021:

SENHS receives anonymous donation in honor of Board of Trustee member Dr. Larry Kane!  A supporter of SENHS generously donated $25,000 in honor of Dr. Larry Kane for all his charitable activities and dedication to SENHS and our mission.  Dr. Kane has been a board member since September 2000 and is a regular speaker.  He is also our Vice-Chair, and volunteers on the Finance and Development Committees.  The supporter also wanted to express thanks for all the dedicated staff at SENHS.

SENHS and NH Gives a wonderful success!  2021 NH Gives was June 8-9 this year, and over $3,863,000 was donated by 14,342 donors to 584 organizations! Over $5000 was raised for SENHS, and we were able to take advantage of the Board of Trustees match of $2500, as well as additional matches by the NH Charitable Foundation and the NH Women’s Foundation, for a total of $3275 in additional dollars.  It was wonderful to see the support for Southeastern New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services (SENHS) and all of the New Hampshire non-profits.  See NH Gives for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

April 2021:

SENHS receives anonymous donation to support our development efforts.  A supporter of SENHS generously donated $20,000 to support a development program coordinator position.  This will strengthen our fundraising activities and allow to build stronger relationships with supporters.  See our Career page if interested in the position!

March 2021:

SENHS receives $75,000 grant from the NH Charitable Foundation!  The grant was made possible by gifts from the following fund(s): Oliver J. and Dorothy Penniman Hubbard New Futures Fund.  The grant will be used to strengthen the Turning Point residential program.  We are honored and grateful to the Foundation for their support.  See the Foundation’s website,  nhcf.org  for more information.

 

January 2021:

SENHS receives generous donation from The Fabulous Find!  The Fabulous Find is a boutique-style resale shop that donates profits to local nonprofits.  They are located at 139 State Rd in Kittery, Maine. They sell gently used designer clothing, jewelry and home accessories.   We are so grateful for their support!  Their website is thefabulousfind.org

SENHS featured in the Foster’s Daily Democrat:  SENHS Seeks Donations

SENHS now offering IDCMP classes via Zoom meeting.  For criteria and information, contact the IDCMP office at 603-516-8174.

New look for 2021!  The floors have been completed and look great!  Sample of a few rooms and hallways:

December 2020:

SENHS receives two COVID capital grants from the State of NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services.  One grant is to purchase air purifiers that circulate air in the building to remove dust, pollen, mold and viruses, including the COVID-19 virus.  The second grant is to replace the carpeting in the residential facilities with vinyl flooring that will be easier to clean per CDC guidelines.  Both projects to be completed by December 30, 2020.

 

 

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