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Posted January 18. 2018 1:55AM

NHPR: Serenity Place's Downfall tells much larger story

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Manchester Fire Chief Dan Goonan, right, and Nora Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, walk a person seeking treatment next door to Serenity Place after he checked himself into the Safe Station at Manchester Central Fire Station in May. (DAVID LANE/UNION LEADER)

During its time with Safe Station, Serenity Place treated roughly 2,000 people. Many of them suffered from more than just substance abuse – many were homeless, or dealing with chronic mental health issues and emotional trauma.