CLM News

January 7, 2015

Community Residence for Seniors to Close in Derry

CLM has announced we will be closing a 15-bed community group residence for seniors located in Derry by early March of 2015. According to Vic Topo, President and CEO, the decision and planned closing of the residential program was recently approved by the organization's Board of Directors.

The Center for Life Management has operated the Beaver Lake Lodge residence located at 38 North Shore Road since 1988. During that time it has served as a group home for seniors living with mental illness.

"After exploring many options, we have come to the difficult decision to close our community residence in Derry," states Topo. "Residents and their families have been informed of the planned program closing and have been reassured that we have already initiated the process to find appropriate alternative housing placements for each individual resident." Topo emphasizes that the planned timeframe for the closing will be early March 2015, but timing will be kept flexible to ensure that all residents are settled into appropriate alternative settings. He also noted that as needed the residents will continue to receive the ongoing support of the full spectrum of services they receive from CLM including clinical services, community-based case management and functional support services as well as 24/7 emergency service support.

Topo notes that the most significant factor in the decision was that the program is housed in an aging building that has and would continue to require significant and costly improvements in order to maintain the quality and safety of living conditions for the residents. "The financial impact of adequately maintaining the facility simply has become too costly to justify and we made the difficult decision that these consumers will be best served in alternative community settings," says Topo.

 

 


October 30, 2014

Area Experts to Discuss the Impact of Heroin in Local Communities

The Greater Derry Public Health Network in Partnership with the Windham Police Department will present An Open Discussion About Heroin: What You Thought Was Miles Away, In Some Other Town, is Now in Your Back Yard. The program will be held on Wednesday, November 5 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Windham Town Hall, 3 North Lowell Road.

Guest speakers will include Commander Scott Sweet from the NH Attorney General's Office; Bud Fitch, Legal Counsel, Senator Kelley Ayotte's Office; and Tricia Lucas, Esq., New Futures. Following the presentation there will be a panel discussion with local and state organizations followed by a community question and answer period.

This event is supported by local community service organizations including: The Community Prevention Collaborative of the Greater Derry Regional Public Health Network, Center for Life Management, The Upper Room-A Community Resource Center, TAM —The Addicts Mom, Hope for NH Recovery, The NH Charitable Foundation, the Bureau of Alcohol and Drug Services and Partnership for Drug Free NH.

 

Herion Help


September 4, 2014

CLM Salem Office Has Moved to 103 Stiles Road

We are pleased to announce that the location of our Salem office has moved to 103 Stiles Road. Previously located at 44 Stiles Road, we are expanding capacity at the new Salem location in order to better serve clients and meet increasing demand for services. Services will be provided at the new location as of September 8.

“With this expansion, our Salem location will serve not just as a small satellite office, but will offer a full-complement of behavioral health services mirroring the treatment options available at our main office in Derry,” explains Vic Topo, CLM President and CEO. At the new location, we will be providing comprehensive behavioral health services for children, adolescents and adults; case management and community support services based out of the Salem office; expanded substance misuse treatment services as well as medical, emergency and triage services onsite. The 103 Stiles Road location doubles the treatment space currently available in Salem and will feature 18 treatment rooms and several multi-purpose group rooms.

 

301 Stiles Road


September 2, 2014

CLM Partners with Beacon Health Strategies for Medicaid Care Coordination

We are pleased to announce an innovative relationship with Beacon Health Strategies that will help ensure continuity within the behavioral health system through a state-of-the-art payment agreement. Beacon is the behavioral health partner for Well Sense Health Plan, one of the Medicaid managed care organizations in New Hampshire.

Through this first-in-the state capitation agreement, Beacon and CLM will collaborate in providing care management services to better integrate medical and behavioral health services. The collaboration will promote innovative, person-centric care that will result in better client outcomes.

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May 20, 2014

NH Governor Attends Substance Misuse Treatment Conference Presented by CLM

Substance Misuse Treatment and Trends was the topic of a conference presented by the Center for Life Management on Tuesday, May 20 at the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy. NH Governor Maggie Hassan was the honored guest and made remarks at the opening of the conference attended by more than 200 people including mental health specialists, guidance counselors, school nurses, law enforcement and medical professionals.

The conference was presented by CLM with the support of funding provided by the NH Bureau of Behavioral Health. Programs speakers included Joseph Harding, Director of the NH Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services; Thomas Andrew, MD, State of NH Medical Examiner; and Nick Pfeifer, LICSW, MLADC, with CLM substance misuse services.  Following the speakers’ presentations, there was a panel discussion with community experts representing school guidance, law enforcement, emergency medicine, mental health and substance abuse treatment.

According to Celia Felsenberg, LICSW, CLM’s Director of Adult Services, “The biggest reason for doing the conference is to bring all of these providers together to respond to a very prevalent issue in the state. We are trying to do what we can to move things in a more positive direction with resources and collaboration,” Felsenberg said.

 

NH Gov at Substance Misuse Treatment Conference

Lisa Madden, CLM Vice President & COO; Elizabeth Roth, Chair, CLM Board of Directors; NH Governor Maggie Hassan; Vic Topo, CLM President & CEO


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