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July 29, 2019

Rochester, NH – HRCU recently sponsored two bedrooms at Abi’s Place, who just celebrated their opening with a ribbon-cutting on July 17th. Abi's Place is a new transitional housing facility for mothers recovering from addiction and is operated by Hope on Haven Hill.

HRCU staff outfitted the rooms of the house, the former rectory of St. Mary’s Church, with baby furniture including cribs and dressers, as well as, window treatments and handmade quilts and baby blankets made by HRCU staff members.

Abi’s Place will be transitional housing for graduates of Hope on Haven Hill. Programs at Abi’s Place will provide personal support, employment training, health care for themselves and their babies, and continuing care for their recovery.

Founded in 2016, Hope on Haven Hill is one of only two New Hampshire residential treatment centers for pregnant and postpartum homeless women in recovery for substance use disorders.  In honor of Abi Lizotte, Abi’s Place will continue the mission of cultivating hope for new mothers in recovery.

“The work being done by Hope on Haven Hill is incredible” said HRCU President & CEO Brian Hughes. “Getting to know Kerry Norton, the Operations & Development Director, inspires me and all of us to want to help in any way we can.  Seeing the HRCU staff take such pride in helping to outfit the rooms was very gratifying.  Abi’s Place and what it stands for will be a tremendous resource right here in Rochester.”  

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