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July 2022

YOU asked the questions, we have the answers! 

Many in our community have had comments, thoughts, and questions about SOS’s shift to include harm reduction and syringe services. SOS believes in transparency and in evidence-based approaches to our community. We will provide answers to anyone who may have questions, and invite folks to come see us or email us at anytime: info@sosrco.org. We’d love, and openly welcome, any conversations, questions, feedback, thoughts or concerns from those who find themselves struggling with our harm reduction program and/or from those who absolutely love and support it. Here are some answers to the questions we have received so far:

Sending our thoughts and our love to the harm reduction community and to all of Mark Kinzly’s friends and family

Mark Kinzly receives The Dr. Andrew Weil Award for Achievement in the Field of Drug Education at the 2017 Drug Policy Reform Conference
Mark passed this weekend. Mark had roots in NH with his family. In 1992 he was dropped by police at the state border and told to never return or face felony charges for distributing sterile syringes while advocating for NH to legalize syringe service programs. He was nationally known and loved for his work and the compassion and humility he always demonstrated to those left on the margins. He returned when the laws were finally changing in 2016 and 2017 legalizing syringe service programs and helped train many of those who would go on to volunteer for and form Hand Up Health Services, Queen City Exchange and the NH Harm Reduction Coalition. His passion and work will live on here as it has for thirty years with the thousands of lives his training, support and advocacy have saved.

SOS in the community! 

PRIDE

SOS was excited to be a sponsor and exhibitor at Seacoast PRIDE! We were passing out harm reduction supplies, safer sex supplies, information about all of our programs, as well as educational pamphlets about how to use your drugs more safely!

Fourth of July

SOS hosted a BBQ on the Fourth of July! The day was full of delicious food, LOTS of community members visiting, and so much fun! We were so excited to go through 3 pounds of hot dogs and 5 packages of burgers-- hopefully everyone had full bellies and a good time, we know we did!

Save the Date!

Join is September 10th from 10:30 am - 3 pm in Henry Law Park Dover, NH to celebrate Recovery Month with our Fourth Annual Recovery Rally! 
Exhibitor Registration!
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Meet our Board Member, Chuck!

 
Chuck has volunteered with several organizations over the last 40 years while also working at Comcast. He has been a member of the Dover Crimeline BOD since 1993 and currently serves as the Board’s secretary.  Chuck have been a member of SOS’s Advisory Board since 2018 and served as both vice chair and now chair. Previously, he was a member of Dover’s Kindergarten Task Force, the Dover School Department’s Assessment Committee and served on the board of Dover Youth Hockey as the Coaching Coordinator.  He also served as a Head Coach and Assistant Coach on several Dover Youth Hockey teams and was named the organizations volunteer of the year in 2007.  Chuck has facilitated family support group meetings for Families Hoping and Coping and is a NAMI certified facilitator. He recently retired after 40 years with Comcast serving in several Management rolls during that time, most recently leading the Organization’s Dispatch Team in Manchester, NH.  He has also worked as a radio on air personality and behind the scenes coordinator for live events. Chuck lives in Dover, NH with his wife of 35 years, Derral, and they have 3 adult boys who have all experienced substance use disorders.  All 3 have been in recovery for several years now proving there is always hope.  He and his wife enjoy camping, traveling, and spending time with their boys and their friends. We thank Chuck for his dedication to his community and SOS over the past several years!!!

Check out SOS's new Nurturing Families Parenting Program!

Sign up for the next class here!

New Yoga for Recovery Schedule! 

Did you know SOS has a Mobile Syringe & Harm Reduction Supplies Delivery Service?!

Our mobile delivery is available Monday - Friday 9am -5pm.  This is a new pilot program-- meaning we will be working out any kinks or challenges over the first 90 days. Our mobile program will offer syringe services and exchange, delivery of harm reduction supplies, including Naloxone and Fentanyl testing strips, and we will provide transportation for recovery supports as desired for individuals who want to come to any of our centers in areas not served by public transportation. Our goal will be to get supplies out within 24 hours during the work week. We are hopeful we can do same day delivery but we cannot guarantee it. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday we will focus our deliveries primarily in Strafford County. Tuesday and Friday we will focus primarily on the Seacoast portion of Rockingham County including Seabrook, Hampton, Hampton Falls, North Hampton, Rye, Portsmouth, Exeter, Stratham and Newmarket. Call our delivery number which is dedicated for this service and available from 9am -5pm Monday through Friday @ 603-605-4415.

Join the Team!

SOS currently has multiple open positions! We are hiring Recovery Support Coordinators, Criminal Justice Peer Recovery Specialists, and Community Care Coordinators. Apply to the open positions here: 
Apply to Join our Team!

Center Hours:


Dover - 4 Broadway    M-F   9am - 8pm
                                        Saturday 10am - 6 pm
Rochester -14 Signal Street  M-F 10am - 6pm
Hampton -1 Lafayette Rd, Building 1   M-F   9am - 5pm
 

Please note- We will be screening for COVID. 
-Masks will be required.
-There will be limited capacity and limited meetings. 
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