On Monday, February 11th Senator Sharon Carson sat down with staff at the Avery Center located at 128 Pillsbury Road, in Londonderry to discuss the services offered by this organization. The Avery Center has been operating in Londonderry for over two years. Senator Carson was invited to Avery House because of her outstanding work on the prevention, intervention, treatment and recover of New Hampshire residents who struggle with the disease of addiction. Carson is the recipient of this year’s Kathleen Taylor Legislator of the Year Award.
After meeting with staff at the Avery House Senator Carson stated, “I am truly honored to be recognized by the members of this organization for being awarded the Kathleen Taylor Legislative award as legislator of the year. The work they do everyday helping the vulnerable citizens of our community on the road to a full recovery is so important and we need to show them our continued support.”
The Avery House is affiliated with the Derry Friendship Center. The two independent non-profits have formed a partnership with the goal of working to provide access to recovery and support in many forms. The two organizations share resources to reduce and streamline administrative costs and operations.
The Derry Friendship Center mission is to provide an alcohol and drug free environment for rehabilitative support, referral information for those seeking recovery, and social activity, on a drip-bases to promote and provide awareness, education, and advocacy; and to provide an affordable place for peer support recovery groups to meet. The Friends of Recover-New Hampshire is a statewide grassroots organization of people in recovery, family members and other supporter’s of addiction recover. The goal of the organization is to educate the general public about the nature of addiction, the effectiveness of treatment and the value of hope of recovery, as well as promote policies and resources that support recovery.
Both organization hosts oriented meetings such as AA, Vet to Vet, Women for Sobriety, Rational Recover, SMART Recover and NA. The help individuals in their daily lives by provided services to social activities, job search, resume help, Computer/internet access for housing, job search, communicating and related services.