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Mayor’s task force focusing on rise in domestic violence during pandemic

…“Advocates can help you to think about your personal situation and work with you to create a safety plan,” the statement reads, adding that a safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that identifies ways to remain safe while in a relationship, whether you are planning to stay or leave. “It may include telling […]

September 22nd, 2020|

New directors with The RECOVER Project, Consortium announced

Published: 8/27/2020 1:36:25 PM

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, which supports The RECOVER Project and The Salasin Project in Greenfield, is promoting Peggy Vezina, formerly the director of The RECOVER Project, to be the Consortium’s director of program and community development. Taking Vezina’s seat as RECOVER Project director is Abbi Cushing.

September 11th, 2020|

RECOVER Project holds annual vigil with safety precautions

By ANITA FRITZ

Staff Writer

Published: 9/1/2020 4:07:44 PM

GREENFIELD – Sarah Ahern stood on Federal Street with several others on a recent cool summer night, clutching a large folder to her chest and mourning the loss of more than 70 people who have died of overdose or addiction-related complications in Franklin County over the past few years.

“In the first quarter of this […]

September 2nd, 2020|

Grant awards to support Franklin County nonprofits helping women

By SHELBY ASHLINE
Staff Writer

Published: 7/15/2020 1:39:53 PM

A pair of $10,000 grants from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts will benefit two Franklin County organizations that seek to support low-income teens and currently or formerly incarcerated women.

With the funding, The Salasin Project at 474 Main St. in Greenfield plans to intensify its work with incarcerated or formerly […]

July 16th, 2020|

Local #MeToo Survivors Direct $45,000 in Grant Awards from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Kelley Bryant
413-529-0087 x113
kbryant@mywomensfund.org
July 1, 2020
Springfield, Mass. (July 1, 2020). The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts has announced $45,000 in grant awards based on recommendations of a committee led by local survivors of sexual violence and harassment.

The Women’s Fund employed a participatory process, convening a committee of women from across Western Mass. […]

July 1st, 2020|

Thank you for your dedication

Greenfield Recorder Letter to the Editor – Published: 5/21/2020 9:03:06 AM

… Almost every family has someone who has mental health needs. Those who are close to that person and those who receive services know how important it is for them to have front line advocates, counselors, direct care workers, social workers and a vast array […]

May 21st, 2020|

Recovery groups find new ways to connect during pandemic

By TREVOR DAYTON, DAN BICKFORD and JOHN SULLIVAN
For the Gazette

Published: 4/29/2020 10:18:33 AM

It is often said that the answer to the isolation of addiction is community.

That begs the question: How do we stay connected in a world where self-quarantining and social distancing have become the norm? This is the story of how we found ways […]

April 29th, 2020|

Confidential free help

Greenfield Recorder – Letter to the Editor

Published: 4/21/2020 9:04:20 AM

Thank you for sharing the letter from Mary Carey about the increased risk for domestic violence under the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. In addition to the critical support provided by NELCWIT, I am writing to let your readers know of another domestic violence resource in Franklin County: […]

April 21st, 2020|

Social distancing policies threaten the cornerstone of addiction recovery

By ANDY CASTILLO
Staff Writer

Published: 3/28/2020 7:00:16 AM

…“Folks in early recovery really need the connection. And, these folks don’t have access to a lot of the online meetings that are going on,” said Peggy Vezina, program director at the RECOVER Project. The nonprofit Federal Street program provides a slew of social services and meets the physical […]

March 28th, 2020|

Mutual Support in an Age of Social Distancing – How One Peer-Run Organization is Adapting to COVID-19

Connection, whether one-on-one or in groups, is at the heart of peer support. In a time when social distancing, shelter-in-place, and stay-at-home orders proliferate, the Western Massachusetts Recovery Learning Community/Wildflower Alliance (WMRLC) is finding creative ways to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances dictated by the novel coronavirus…

March 23rd, 2020|

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