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Shaheen Visits Recovery Support Housing Center in Rochester to Discuss Efforts to Combat Substance Use Disorder and Provide Support for Women Recovering from Addiction

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Senator Shaheen at Hope on Haven Hill in Rochester.

(Rochester, NH) –  U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) visited Hope on Haven Hill’s Center for Hope and Wellness and Abi’s Place in Rochester to discuss their work to combat the substance use disorder crisis in New Hampshire by providing supportive housing and resources for women on their road to recovery. Hope on Haven Hill provides a range of services for women, including pregnant women and post-partum women—that includes residential, outpatient and recovery support services. During her visit, Shaheen met with staff members, as well as residents of Abi’s Place, a sober-living recovery home located adjacent to Center for Hope and Wellness.

“Opioids and other drugs continue to devastate families throughout our state, including so many women and new or expecting moms,” said Senator Shaheen. “As we all work to stop the flow of illicit substances into our country, we must also continue to support comprehensive treatment and recovery services, which is why places like Hope on Haven Hill are so important.”

Senator Shaheen has led efforts in the Senate to address the substance use disorder epidemic. Senator Shaheen’s bipartisan FENTANYL Results Act, signed into law as part of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), increases global cooperation in the fight against synthetic drug trafficking. Shaheen and Senator Marshall lead the Cooper Davis Act, which is a bipartisan bill to hold social media companies accountable for reporting to law enforcement all illicit fentanyl activity occurring on their platforms. In the FY 2023 government funding legislation, Shaheen secured $608 million in federal grants to help communities and first responders across the nation to respond to the substance misuse crisis. Shaheen also included in the FY 2023 government funding bill language to authorize increased funding for the State Opioid Response grant program, which gives local communities resources to better combat the opioid and substance use disorder epidemic.