Safe Surroundings NE, LLC, Joins Sinfonía Family Services

TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Safe Surroundings NE, LLC, has merged with Sinfonia Family Services of New Hampshire to expand services to include substance prevention, treatment and recovery. All programs formally offered under Safe Surroundings NE will now be offered by the new company Sinfonia Family Services of New Hampshire. Sinfonía Family Services of New Hampshire is a division of Sinfonía HealthCare Corporation headquartered in Tucson, Arizona.

Melissa Fernald LICSW, MLADC, the founder of Safe Surroundings NE, will now assume the role of State Director of Sinfonia Family Services of New Hampshire. Melissa brings over 18 years of experience in the field of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. Over the past year Melissa has created new and innovative services that promote awareness and early intervention of Substance Use issues for parents, educators, policy makers and communities across the state. In addition to her prevention and advocacy work she has provided individual, family, and group behavioral health, substance use, and co-occurring services. “I am thrilled to be a part of Sinfonia Family Services and I am deeply committed to meeting the needs in our community and will continue to evaluate treatment needs and strive to fulfill them,” says Melissa.

“Sinfonia Family Services is committed to utilizing evidenced based programming delivered by highly dedicated staff. We are deeply committed to the welfare of all of the individuals and families to whom we provide service and we look forward to being a part of the recovery and prevention efforts in New Hampshire,” said Kathleen Saintcross, LCSW-BACS, and Director of Operations for the Eastern Region of Sinfonia Family Services.

“In New Hampshire, more people now die of drug overdoses than car accidents, according to state statistics. We are responding to a huge need in this state and we are excited to be offering innovative and effective programs to educate communities and serve the state’s most vulnerable population,” says Jo-Ann Prisco, Sinfonia Healthcare Corporation Executive Vice President. Jo-Ann is responsible for introducing Sinfonia Family Services and their unique continuum in eastern markets.

About Sinfonia Family Services:

Sinfonia means "symphony" and since the 16th century has represented the "sounding together" of a variety of instruments to produce a harmonious sound. Sinfonia Family Services provides innovative, comprehensive care and integrated wellness services to individuals and families, with a commitment to compassion and excellence and a demonstrated ability to effect consumer-centered change. The vision of Sinfonia Family Services is to be the premier provider of high quality, evidence informed, comprehensive services to children, adults, and families in the communities served. Services are typically delivered in consumers' homes and are designed to prevent more intrusive and costlier care.

The Sinfonia Family Services Eastern Region Administrative Office, located in Port St Lucie Florida, supports the following subsidiary companies:

  • Sinfonia Family Services of Florida, with offices in Ft Myers, Ft. Pierce, and Gainesville
  • Sinfonia Family Services of Louisiana, with offices in Metairie, New Orleans, and Covington
  • Sinfonia Family Services of New Hampshire, located in Wolfeboro
  • Quality Life Counseling of New Orleans (QLCNO) with offices in New Orleans and Metairie, Louisiana
  • Sinfonia Family Services of Maine, with offices in South Portland, Saco and Brunswick
  • Family and Community Support Services, with offices in Farmville and Richmond, Virginia

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About Sinfonia HealthCare:

Sinfonia HealthCare was launched in January 2013, in Tucson, Arizona, by pioneering healthcare executives Fletcher McCusker and Michael Deitch, the CEO & CFO team and founders of Providence Service Corporation (Nasdaq:PRSC). Sinfonia has created an innovative approach to community based medical care by establishing a full continuum of health services including: hospice, home health, companion care, primary care, wellness, and medication therapy management. Sinfonia also operates a behavioral health division designed to integrate mental health, pharmacy and primary care throughout the eastern United States.

Contact: Jo-Ann Prisco, Executive VP, Eastern Region,, 772-216-3031 Sandy Mellor, Dir. Community Relation,, 520-339-1744

Source:Sinfonia HealthCare Corp.