Serenity Place was founded in 1977 as a Sobriety Maintenance program in a rented apartment in the Opera Block of Hanover Street when a small group of people from the Manchester, New Hampshire area became concerned with the growing problems of alcohol and drug abuse. They established the Greater Manchester Alcoholism Council aimed at providing treatment and preventative programs and facilities for low-income people with substance use disorders.

In our 40-year history, Serenity Place has undergone significant changes, evolving into a premier substance use disorder treatment center, progressively expanding services offered and types of therapeutic programming. Today, Serenity Place provides evidence-based treatment for anyone who presents with a substance use disorder and co-occurring disorders, such as trauma or mental health issues, regardless of ability to pay. We serve nearly 3,000 clients annually between all programs –Transitional Living at Tirrell House (men), Transitional Living at Lin’s Place (women), High-Intensity Residential treatment for Adults, Ambulatory Withdrawal Management, Impaired Driver Care Management Program, Intensive Outpatient Program, Outpatient Services, Recovery Support Services, and Wellness Reintegration Action Plan (WRAParound) Services.


Board of Directors


John FitzGerald, III


Michael O’Shaughnessy

Vice- President

Anthony Messina


Barbara Potvin


Roger Beauchamp

Jeff Benson

Mary Constance

Skip McNamara

Bobby Schultz

Alan Villeneuve



Stephanie Bergeron

Executive Director

Dominic Donahue

Clinical Director

Jamie Hill

Finance Director

Susan Ouellett

Development Director

Julia Reilly

Program Director

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