The city of Rochester is exploring launching a Safe Station program modeled after the one in Manchester. The idea behind Manchester’s program is that anyone who wants help fighting their addiction can walk into any city fire station, at any time, and get connected with treatment services. Rochester Mayor Caroline McCarley has been closely following the program and wants it, or something like it, in her city. McCarley says Rochester has already partnered with the local hospital to create a recovery center, but she hopes a safe station program will help with the first step of just getting people in the door. “We’ve had the same lack of success that other communities have with individuals just not being comfortable going to a police station to seek...
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Rochester Looks to Replicate Manchester's Safe Station Program