BehAVIoral Health in nh
“What is addiction, really? It is a sign, a signal, a symptom of distress. It is a language that tells us about a plight that must be understood.” – Alice Miller
Mental health, behavioral health, and substance use disorders are at the core of issues critical to a thriving community. White Horse aims to to help all those in need to support healthy, thriving communities in Carrol County.
In New Hampshire, an annual average of more than 105,000 adults aged 18 or older with any Mental Illness (49.3% of all adults with AMI) from 2011 to 2015 received mental health services in the past year; 50.7% did not receive help (1). We aim to close that gap.
New Hampshire also has one of the highest rates of drug and alcohol addiction per capita in the U.S. It also has one of the highest rates of drug overdose deaths per capita in the country, ranging from 78% to 97% higher than national averages. Carroll County represents 36% of the addicted population in NH with an estimated 5,000 people suffering (2).
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Our clinicians provide treatment to more than 200 clients in our outpatient programs per year. Our Resource Community Centers have more than 3,400 client visits annually.
Recently, we added mental health and children’s to our service offerings to be able to reach a broader local demographic in need.
We know that is just the beginning. There are so many more people in our County and State that would benefit from our assistance and your donations and support will make that happen.
We depend on donations and the support of volunteers to enable us to meet the needs of our clients. Any donation of money or time is greatly appreciated and goes toward helping those battling with drug and alcohol misuse, recovery or mental health challenges. And as a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization your generous donations are tax deductible.
Please consider making a one time or a recurring monetary monthly donation.
$10/mo. = toiletry items for 1 month for homeless guest
$25/mo. = 5 meals per month for a guest at Family Dinner Night
$50/mo. = 1 transport to weekly counseling sessions
$100/mo. = 1 night of emergency shelter for 1 guest
$200/mo. = 4 counseling sessions for client unable to pay
MAIL Donations to:
White Horse Recovery
PO Box 487, Center Ossipee, NH 03814
White Horse is always looking for people interested in volunteering their time or services within our community. Please fill out the form below to submit your interest.
Volunteer opportunities include:
- Thrift Store Customer Service Rep
- Marketing and Public Relations Support
- Working with our Recovery Coaches in our two Resource Community Organizations (Shed in Ossipee and Shed North in North Conway)
The White Horse Thrift Store, located in Ossipee, NH, welcomes donations of gently used items – furniture, clothing, linens. Please visit our THRIFT STORE page or contact us at 603-651-1441 for more information.
We are honored by the support of our regional business, local governments and churches. Major regional contributors include:
Town of Ossipee, NH
Town of Effingham, NH
Town of Wakefield, NH
Town of Tuftonboro, NH
Town of Meredith, NH
Carroll County, NH
First Congregational Church of Ossipee
Open Door Church, West Ossipee
Mirror Lake Community Church, Tuftonboro
Sanbornville United Methodist Church
South Baptist Church, Laconia
St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Alton
Tamworth Congregational Church
Memorial Hospital, North Conway
Huggins Hospital, Wolfeboro
Eastern Propane & Oil, Rochester
Doran Independent Insurance LLC, Wolfeboro
Harvest Market, Wolfeboro
Tony Fallon Architecture, Strafford
Maxfield Real Estate, Wolfeboro
White Mountain Survey Co Inc., Ossipee
Green Mountain Furniture, Ossipee
North Country Tractor, Inc., Ossipee
Bank of New Hampshire, Ossipee Branch
Aubuchon Hardware, Ossipee
Coleman Rental and Supply, LLC, Albany
Lakes Region Computer, Center Harbor
Isaiah House, Willisburg, KY
Nashua Wallpaper & Design, Nashua
(1) Source: https://store.samhsa.gov/system/files/sma16-baro-2015-nh.pdf
(2) Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality