DHMC supports new sober living facility with $50,000 donation

Exterior shot of Sullivan House
Photo credit: Sullivan County, NH

We are proud to contribute to the creation of safe and supportive housing that helps people be healthy and be successful meeting their life goals.

Greg Norman, MS, Senior Director of Community Health, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Sullivan County, NH, recently held a grand opening celebration for its new Sullivan House sober living facility in Claremont. The creation of Sullivan House was funded in part by a $50,000 donation from Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC), a member of Dartmouth Health.

The vision and goal for Sullivan House, located at 19 Sullivan St., is to help fill a critical gap for people in substance use recovery by providing safe, clean, and affordable housing where residents can continue working on their sobriety and in new jobs in a structured, supportive environment. While the Sullivan County Department of Corrections TRAILS (Transitional Re-entry and Inmate Life Skills) program graduates about 65-75 people per year, nearly half of these individuals have no safe and affordable housing to return to upon release. This facility, which opened on Monday, May 16, will play a key role in helping those people in recovery return to the workforce and to become productive members of our community.

“We are proud to contribute to the creation of safe and supportive housing that helps people be healthy and be successful meeting their life goals,” said Greg Norman, MS, Senior Director of Community Health at DHMC. “We’re delighted that we can support the residents of Sullivan House in their return to community and we celebrate the good work being done by the county to foster the wellbeing of its residents.”

“I am grateful to the team at DHMC for supporting the Sullivan House project,” said David Berry, Superintendent of the Sullivan County Department of Corrections. “DHMC’s financial generosity has helped us to further our mission to bring much needed sober housing to the county and the region. The services offered at Sullivan House will improve the lives of men and women in recovery for many generations. These partnerships play a vital role in healing the communities we serve.”

Additional funding for Sullivan House came from the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, the New Hampshire Municipal Bond Bank, county assignments, the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority’s Community Development Block Grant Program, and the United States Department of Agriculture Rural Development Grant Program.

For more information on Sullivan House, visit https://www.sullivancountynh.gov/1213/Sullivan-House.   

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