Continuing our mission of caring for our most vulnerable neighbors, Catholic Medical Center is about to open a new location at the Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center. Wilson Street Integrated Health will function as another clinic of Health Care for the Homeless offering primary care, social work, counseling and medication assisted treatment to those who receive other services at the Center and clients in the area.
Conversion of the former Hoitt’s Furniture building, on the corner of Valley and Wilson Streets, began several years ago when Hope for New Hampshire Recovery, a peer-based substance use recovery program, moved into the building. Since then, The Willows Substance Use Treatment Center, a program of Families in Transition-New Horizons, set up housing and services for women and women with children. The Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester’s Mobile Crisis Response Team is also housed within the building.
“Wilson Street Integrated Health is the missing component for this facility to offer complete, wrap around services to support clients on their recovery journey,” said CMC Executive Director of Community Health & Mission Tim Soucy, MPH. “We need to remove barriers for our clients to be able to take care of themselves and be well. Having medical care offered in the same building where they get other recovery services will help them tremendously.”
“We’re thrilled to be co-located with CMC’s Health Care for the Homeless at the Manchester Recovery and Treatment Center on Wilson Street,” said Families in Transition Vice President, Clinical & Support Services Megan Shea, LICSW, MLADC. “Working collaboratively to help address the personal health issues connected to substance use and mental health disorders will improve health outcomes for the individuals and families served by this partnership in the Manchester area.”
Wilson Street Integrated Health will begin seeing clients in July with a grand opening celebration planned for August 15, which is National Health Care for the Homeless Day.