We help build resilient communities.

Resilience is an ability to recover quickly from difficulties or easily adjust to change.

Individuals, families, and entire communities suffer from substance misuse, addiction and other behavioral health concerns. The current opioid epidemic has left many of us with sadness, anger and fear. But together, we can fortify our communities. Resilience can be learned.

Makin’ It Happen works with community members, coalitions, healthcare, local government, law enforcement, first responders, schools and businesses to reduce substance misuse and increase education and access to behavioral healthcare.

We proudly serve the Greater Manchester region including the communities of Auburn, Bedford, Candia, Deerfield, Goffstown, Hooksett, Manchester and New Boston.

Makin’ It Happen is collaborating with the Manchester Health Department to address the substance use disorder epidemic in the Greater Manchester Region with many initiatives.  One such initiative is the Substance Use Disorder Continuum of Care.  Please see the Continuum of Care overview tab on this website for updates as we strive to create an action plan for solutions to this growing public health epidemic in our region.

The Substance Use Disorder Continuum of Care Project is a collaborative partnership between Makin’ It Happen and the Manchester Health Department, with funding from the Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services, NHDHHS and the NH Charitable Foundation.

Check out our new regional resource guide and feel free to add the link to your own website too! You may use this image and then have the image link to: http://www.communitycompassgmr.org/ commcompass_button

SAFE fire patch STATION

Visit any Manchester Fire Department location to get help on your path to recovery

NH Statewide Addictions Crisis Line

1-844-711-HELP (4357)

Language Matters – GUIDELINES


Registration for NH suicide_prevention conference 2016

Upcoming Events
7:00 pm BeBold Bedford – Speaker Series
BeBold Bedford – Speaker Series
Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Our October Speaker Series Event will take place on Monday, October 24th from 7-8pm in the McAllaster Room at the Library.  The Speaker will be Diane Vaccarello -Owner and director of Bedford Family Therapy.  Her topic will be[...]
all-day NH Behavioral Health Conference @ Grand Summit Resort & Conference Center
NH Behavioral Health Conference @ Grand Summit Resort & Conference Center
Oct 27 – Oct 28 all-day
The NH Behavioral Health Conference is an essential tool in the development of a qualified and integrated workforce for alcohol & drug services in New Hampshire. The theme for this year’s conference is “Integration &[...]
8:30 am Children of Incarcerated Parents... @ Grappone Center
Children of Incarcerated Parents... @ Grappone Center
Oct 28 @ 8:30 am – 3:45 pm
Learn more and register by visiting www.cfsnh.org/counting-the-days