A group home on Field Road in Somers is one that is being closed by Manchester-based New Hope Manor.
According to the Hartford Courant, the Department of Children and Families quickly formed a plan to continue serving the 15 girls at the program's treatment center in the former Mary Cheney mansion on Hartford Road in Manchester and six boys at a group home in Somers.
Somers First Selectwoman Lisa Pellegrini said that she has heard of the closing but has not had any formal communication with the facility.
Since 1971, New Hope Manor has been helping young people and their families with addiction and mental health issues. Its services include running residential group homes, extended day care and drug treatment and education programs, as well as Summit School, which caters to students in grades 7 through 12. GED preparation, a work-study program and college and career planning are overseen by the staff.
Patch blogger Kate Nicholas has a very personal connection to New Hope Manor and recently blogged about that experience.