Dear Resident:

The Manchester Health Department is the leading advocate for public health in New Hampshire and is proud and pleased to have long-standing partnerships with many organizations to help improve the health of individuals, families and communities. Our Neighborhood Health Improvement Strategy, Community Schools Project and Weed and Seed Program are examples of thriving partnership, collaboration and primary prevention work. The Mayor, Board of Aldermen and many City of Manchester departments are supporting ongoing work in the Substance Use Disorder continuum of care alongside health, safety, education, business and community entities.

Substance use disorder negatively impacts the social well-being and the public health of our communities. The consequences reach far beyond an individual suffering from addiction and include the increased spread of infectious disease, prenatal drug exposure, increased crime, child abuse, domestic violence, and homelessness.

Treating the whole person including primary care, behavioral health and social well-being results in better health outcomes for individuals and ultimately for communities. The Manchester Health Department is proudly partnering with Makin’ It Happen to bring this directory to our region. 

Many of our partner organizations are listed in the pages of this guide; we know their work, and we encourage you to reach out and get help for yourself or a loved one.