R1 Success Story: Farnum Center, Manchester, NH
With more than 100,000 residents, Manchester is the largest city in the State of New Hampshire. It was the world’s first industrialized city and once housed the world’s largest textile mill complex. Historically, the City has been a community where immigrants sought opportunities, and today Manchester remains an attractive destination for immigrant workers. Manchester is a modern, vibrant city but suffers from one of the highest poverty rates in the state. For many years, this area has suffered with a burdened population struggling with substance abuse. The addiction epidemic continues to rise in the state, as does the need for treatment centers. Seeing the increasing need for its substance abuse treatment services, the Easter Seals Farnum Center launched a campaign in 2012 to move the Center to a new location, the former Queen City Inn site.
Read the following Brownfields Success Story fact sheet for more information about Farnum Center, Manchester, New Hampshire.