Safe Station participation rises forcing Alderman to increase funding
NASHUA — The rise in Safe Station participation has Alderman in New Hampshire asking questions about funding.
The city of Nashua originally estimated that it would cost $20,000 for Harbor Homes to Transport residents.
With the rise in participation for Safe Station programs across the state, Alderman are forced to raise funding from $20,000 to $50,000. The $50,000 proposed would come from Nashua’s contingency fund.
“Many more people than we expected are showing up,” Mayor Jim Donchess said. “We couldn’t really project what was going to happen when this started six months ago.”
Safe Stations in Nashua are partnered with ambulance services, local Fire Departments, and Harbor Homes.
Participants looking to utilize Safe Station programs can go to their local fire station for help battling drug addiction.