Serenity Place downfall: Lessons for NH in opioid crisis
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This week’s final state report on the collapse of Serenity Place in Manchester is more than a cautionary tale of a well-intentioned group that grew too fast. It should be a wake-up call for the governor and council and all involved in the spending of millions upon millions of our tax dollars.
Tom Donovan is the capable head of the state Attorney General’s Charitable Trust Division, which prepared the report on Serenity Place’s downfall. His office has initiated a training process with the Department of Health and Human Services as the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.
That ought to be mandatory for any group providing treatment service for substance abuse, as pretty much all of them involve public dollars.