Assisting those affected by substance use disorder, experiencing a crisis, or in need of support, by providing effective programs and treatments.

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Welcome to Headrest, a nonprofit organization that began at Dartmouth College in 1971 and is now located in Lebanon, NH. Headrest provides the only 24-hour crisis hotline for New Hampshire, Vermont, and parts of Maine, and it has logged over 420,000 hours of continuous service to the Upper Valley and beyond. Headrest also provides addiction-recovery services to those who have no other resources, no insurance, and no access to health care.

How Headrest helps

How Headrest helps

Sometimes we lose track of our lives. They suddenly aren’t where we thought they’d be, and we don’t know how to get back on track. At Headrest, we help with some of those tough, very real issues. In addition to our 24-hour crisis hotline that responds yearly to 10,000 calls from Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, we offer addiction recovery services regardless of any client’s ability to pay. Headrest’s mission is to help those with limited income, so that no person is turned away; no person is alone.

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Who we help

Who we help

A recent note from a past client and now donor: "I am happy to contribute $400 to your effort. I was once a troubled kid who kept bumping up against the police and other forces that be in the Lebanon/West Leb/Hanover area. I wasn't a bad person but I was doing some bad things-- and suffering from forces far larger than I could have understood at the time. It would take me a couple of decades to start to figure out that I needed some help from organizations that advance the type of support that you folks offer the community...

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Headrest Offers New Program to Get Jobs for People in Recovery

Headrest Offers New Program to Get Jobs for People in Recovery

For many people dealing with addiction, finding and keeping a good job — one that is fulfilling and pays enough to live on — is an important part of their recovery.
With that in mind, Headrest — the Lebanon-based nonprofit addiction treatment provider that also operates a crisis hotline — has started a new program called “Headrest Opportunities for Work,” or HOW, to serve people in its 90-day inpatient treatment program on Church Street, outpatient clients and other community members, not only those in recovery from alcohol and drug addictions.

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