Harbor Homes buys in Nashua

NASHUA – Harbor Homes has purchased property on Northeastern Boulevard, according to a release from the nonprofit.

"We are the proud owners of 75-77 Northeastern Boulevard," Peter Kelleher, president of the Partnership for Successful Living, of which Harbor Homes belongs, said Friday.

The building is partially occupied by St. Joseph Hospital and Hello Direct, an office technology supplier. Both businesses will remain in the building.

"Right now, the building consists of ours and two other tenants," Kelleher said. "St. Joseph Rehabilitation Services and Hello Direct will stay there for the foreseeable future. There will be no changes there."

The building was purchased for $4.25 million. Kelleher said it was offered to them below market value from the Mandravelis family.

"We are grateful to the Mandravelis family that generously made this building available to us," he said. "We have known them for a considerable period of time. They are very supportive of the community’s needs."

Harbor Homes is using the center portion of the building, located near Exit 4 off the F.E. Everett Turnpike. The space covers about 37,000 square feet and will give the nonprofit more space for administration and staff.

The organization’s 45 High St. location will now be dedicated solely to providing services.

"One thing that has grown quite a bit is our dental services," Kelleher said. "We’re now seeing over 1,700 patients. It’s really grown pretty dramatically.

"Also, the Safe Station program has brought in additional needs; the need to have a more fortified array of service capabilities."

Harbor Homes has handled 82 people since the Safe Station program, modeled after a similar project in Manchester, began Nov. 17, according to the organization.

The Safe Station program aids people who seek help for drug or alcohol addiction.

In the future, the Northeastern Boulevard space may see additional bed space for direct care.

"Our hope is for eventually adding some residential treatment services," Kelleher said. "We’re sort of premature in that plan.

"We don’t know if and when it would happen at all. We would certainly communicate with people when we have a better sense if it could occur. We’re not in a place to talk about what the plan can be right now. … We don’t expect any changes for six months."

Don Himsel can be reached at 594-1249, dhimsel@nashuatelegraph.com or @Telegraph_DonH.