Mayor’s Opioid Task Force

What is the Mayor's Opioid Task Force?

The City of Nashua Mayor's Opioid Task Force (MOTF) is diverse group of committed individuals led by Mayor Jim Donchess, who have a passion and vision to create change and make an impact on the current opioid problem in Nashua and beyond. We expect to achieve success in our efforts by working collaboratively using an approach that incorporates a shared vision, a common agenda, a shared system of measurement, mutually reinforcing activities, and continuous communication. 

The backbone of support for the MOTF is the City of Nashua, through the Office of the Mayor and the Division of Public Health and Community Services. This model, referred to as a “collective impact” model, uses a community-wide approach to tackle the difficult health issue of opioid addiction that plagues our communities.

Our Mission

The mission of MOTF is to provide strategic leadership and guidance through systems thinking to develop a continuum of care model, which incorporates prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts using a collective, adaptive approach to effectively reduce opioid misuse, overdose, and death.

Our Vision

MOTF envisions the development of sustainable solutions through a continuum of care model to reduce barriers to access to treatment and recovery for substance misuse; and improve prevention activities and access to behavioral health services to stop overdose and save lives

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval. View most recent Agendas and Minutes here.

MOTF Resources

  1. Mayor's Office

    Phone: 603-589-3260

  2. Leah Elliott

    Behavioral Health Specialist
    Phone: 603-589-4536

  3. Lisa Vasquez

    Behavioral Health Strategist
    Phone: 603-589-4538

Where Do I Go for Help?

Substance Use Resources

Residential Treatment

  • Easter Seals Farnum Center at 140 Queen City Ave., Manchester, NH 03103. Phone: (603) 622-3020. NH Medicaid and all private insurances are accepted.  Clients with Medicaid must walk in to the facility between 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM to be put on the waiting list for a treatment bed.
  • Hampstead Hospital at 218 East Road, Hampstead, NH 03841.  Phone: (603) 329-5311. NH Wellsense and all private insurances are accepted.
  • Keystone Hall at 615 Amherst Street, Nashua, NH 03063.  Phone: (603) 881-4848.  NH Medicaid and all private insurances accepted.  Applications available at 45 High St. in Nashua on Mondays and Thursdays from 1:00 PM-3:15 PM and Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8:45 AM-10:45 AM.  
  • Serenity Place at 101 Manchester Street, Manchester, NH 03101. Phone: (603) 625-6980. Only accepts NH Medicaid.  Clients must call for a phone screening, and then call daily for bed availability. 

Sober House & Independent Sober Living

Spiritual / Faith-Based Programming