Concord, NH—The New Hampshire Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors Association (NHADACA), the
leading provider of continuing education for addiction professionals in the
state, is honored to announce a $4,000 award from the Meredith Village Savings
Bank Fund of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation to create a series of
trainings for substance use professionals statewide in regards to military
culture as it relates to substance misuse. This will be combined with a $1,000
grant from Mascoma Savings Bank to ensure trainings happen across the state.
According to the NH
Department of Health and Human Services, approximately 110,000 veterans live in
New Hampshire. A third are from the Vietnam Era. The second largest group of
veterans is from the Gulf Wars, and over 7,000 veterans have returned from
post-9/11 service. In addition to these veterans, New Hampshire is also home to
several thousand active duty members of the National Guard. The training will
help educate substance use across the state in the unique needs and culture of
these active military members, veterans and their families.
NHADACA’s goal is to use education and advocacy to enhance the knowledge and skills of addiction professionals, increase awareness of substance use issues in New Hampshire, and promote programs and policies that ensure access to high quality services for New Hampshire citizens struggling with addiction. To learn more about their work and see a current list of trainings, visit NHADACA.org or call (603) 225-7060.
Meredith Village Savings Bank is a mutual savings bank serving the businesses, families and communities of the Lakes Region in New Hampshire. To learn more about their services and locations, visit MVSB.com or call (800) 922-6872.
The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is New Hampshire’s statewide community foundation, founded in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire. The Foundation manages a growing collection of more than 1,800 funds created by generous individuals, families and businesses, and awards nearly $40 million in grants and scholarships every year. The Foundation works with generous and visionary citizens to maximize the power of their giving, supports great work happening in our communities and leads and collaborates on high-impact initiatives. For more information, please visit www.nhcf.org or call 603-225-6641.