(L-R) Karen Morton-Clark of the Governor’s Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative with Tym Rourke, Jennifer Perkins and Richard Ober of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

(L-R) Karen Morton-Clark of the Governor’s Recovery Friendly Workplace Initiative with Tym Rourke, Jennifer Perkins and Richard Ober of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation

Charitable Foundation designated a ‘recovery-friendly workplace’

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has been designated a recovery-friendly workplace by Governor Christopher T. Sununu. The governor’s “recovery-friendly workplace initiative” promotes wellness for Granite Staters by empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorders and those supporting family members in recovery

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation has been designated a recovery-friendly workplace by Governor Christopher T. Sununu. The governor’s “recovery-friendly workplace initiative” promotes wellness for Granite Staters by empowering workplaces to provide support for people recovering from substance use disorders and those supporting family members in recovery.

The Foundation joins more than 50 other New Hampshire employers who have earned the designation, including Hypertherm, Granite United Way, Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, New Futures, and the Grappone Automotive Group.

“We are absolutely committed to doing everything we can to make the Charitable Foundation a workplace where recovery is supported,” said Foundation president and CEO Richard Ober. “We are proud of this designation and will work to ensure that all of our policies and our work environment are consistent with recovery-friendly practice.”

Here is the Foundation’s recovery-friendly workplace declaration:

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation embraces a vision of strong, just and inclusive communities. Our vision informs not only how we operate in the communities we serve; but how we onboard, foster, develop and support the dedicated individuals who serve as Foundation staff. To that end – and given our significant commitment to address substance use disorders through grantmaking, donor relations and civic engagement – the Foundation has entered into the Governor’s Recovery-Friendly Workplace Initiative. The initiative supports organizations that have committed to embodying the hope of recovery and the stigma-free support in our personnel procedures, HR services and hiring practices. As we embark on this journey as a “Recovery-Friendly Workplace,” we will review our existing policies, bring additional information, resources and supports to staff, and join a growing network of New Hampshire companies, nonprofits and funders who have committed to fostering workplaces that are inclusive of people in recovery from substance use disorders.