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  • Wentworth-Douglass awards $10K grant for ‘Art & Wellness in Recovery’

    DOVER – Wentworth-Douglass Hospital has awarded a $10,000 grant to Dover’s Triangle Club to support a new art and wellness program for those in recovery or struggling with substance use disorder.

    Triangle Club, a leading local center for substance use disorder recovery programs, implemented a new program last fall entitled ‘Arts & Wellness in Recovery’, which offers free weekly meditation, yoga, drawing, and painting classes.

    “Wentworth-Douglass is privileged to award these funds to assist our community in the continued fight against substance use disorders,” said Michelle Hanson, Director of Strategic Planning and Community Benefit at Wentworth-Douglass. “Triangle Club has selflessly served the residents of Stafford, Rockingham, and York Counties for 38 years and we’re confident this program will once again make a difference.”

    The ‘Arts & Wellness in Recovery’ program will offer 156 classes with a total of 1,500 slots available to patrons. The classes will be offered on a drop-in basis, with a cap of 20 attendees. The program will be available at no cost.

    “I’m extremely grateful to Wentworth-Douglass for both their generosity, and their recognition that substance use disorders can affect the whole person – including their body, mind, and spirit,” said Heather Blumenfeld, Executive Director of Triangle Club. “These funds will go a long way to help us accomplish our goal of creating a holistic approach to recovery.”

    Triangle Club offer over 55 support groups each week, including Alcoholics, Narcotics, Crystal Meth, and Heroin Anonymous. They also offer grief and peer support, serving more than 2,500 people annually.

    Wentworth-Douglass conducts a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years to identify where the hospital should focus its programs and services to improve the overall health of the individuals and families it serves. The funds donated are approved by the hospital’s Community Benefit Funding Disbursement Committee and are not raised through any public or private donations.