About Us

To learn more about Keene Serenity Center, please click here to download our “Hand-in-Hand Recovery” brochure.

The Serenity Center is a membership organization and a separate entity that is neither affiliated with nor financed by any recovery program or other organization. We recognize that there are many paths to successful recovery from addictions, and we welcome people on all paths to recovery and their families. Our center provides a safe haven to initiate and / or maintain long term recovery through peer to peer support meetings and fellowship. At present we have 18 meetings serving more than 300 people each week.

The Center, in early 2017, with support from our Facilitating Organization Harbor Homes, added two full time staff members.

Kristen Vance is the new Center Director.  Kristen oversees all daily operations and other business and finance related activities of the Center. She is available M-Th.

Jessica White is the new Peer Recovery Support Supervisor. She oversees the “Hand in Hand” Peer Support and Telephone Recovery support programs, recovery coaching program and volunteers. She is available M-F.

Provide a drug, alcohol, tobacco and smoke free environment that fosters rehabilitative support and activities to assist individuals recovering from substance abuse and behavior addictions; furnish an affordable place for peer support recovery groups to meet; contribute to personal and social growth of said individuals, their families and friends; and promote awareness of the nature of addiction, the value of recovery, treatment and prevention.


• People living on the edge, starting the long journey back to responsible citizenship.
• Those moving from treatment or court mandated programs to self motivated peer support.
• Families, as they heal from the impact of addiction, rebuilding and stabilizing their lives.
• The community through recovery and prevention outreach programs that are free to the public.


• 2/3 of Americans view addiction as an illness, something individuals cannot remedy alone.
• Participation in recovery peer support groups increase the likelihood of maintaining abstinence.
• New Hampshire’s limited services for treatment and no public structures to aid those recovering.
• Every $1.00 spent on treatment and recovery is estimated to return $18.52 in benefits to society.
• To fill a vital gap in the support structure that can be crucial to initiate and maintain recovery.
• To elevate awareness of the economic and social contributions of recovering people.