A concerned donor and his wife, who spend time in New Hampshire, wished to help alleviate the prevalent opioid crisis in the state. Working with the Mayor of Manchester and the Manchester Community Health Center, one2one issued a $45,000 grant to fund the salary of a new health and social services worker. The center will be hiring a bilingual community health worker to address social and economic issues and treat pregnant women and their unborn children suffering from the opioid and other substance epidemics. The position is expected to serve about 100 local babies born each year with neonatal abstinence syndrome born to mothers struggling with addiction, a rate that has increased fivefold in New Hampshire between 2005 and 2015, according to the University of New Hampshire and New Futures Kids Count.
Through this innovative program our Donors will be able to see the impact their donation has had on the health center and hear the stories of the countless individuals their generosity has affected. We look forward to sharing the impact this donation will have as this tremendous program moves forward! Click here to read the Press Release from Mayor Joyce Craig.