May 15, 2016 5:38 PM
UPDATE: Manchester’s ‘Safe Station’ has already helped 20 people
MANCHESTER — The city’s “Safe Station” opened less than two weeks ago and has already been making a difference in the community.
At 4:11 a.m. on Sunday morning, the 20th person went to Manchester Fire Station to get help.
That’s 20 people in 10 days.
The Safe Station program launched May 4 and designates each fire station in the Queen City as a place where people can go to get connected with treatment services. The person will undergo a basic evaluation from a firefighter while the station calls over the radio “Code Hope.” “Code Hope” means a call will be made to an alcohol and drug counselor, who will help the person get into treatment.
“Safe Station” is a partnership between the office of Mayor Ted Gatsas, the Board of Aldermen, Catholic Medical Center, American Medical Response and Hope for New Hampshire Recovery.