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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|

Recovery Coaches Offer Nonjudgmental Support To Fill Addiction Treatment Gaps

By KAREN BROWN • FEB 25, 2020

…“I’ve taken phone calls from police officers that are literally, you know, hot calls,” said Trevor Dayton, a DART recovery coach “This happened less than 60 minutes ago. Can you call them now? They’d like to talk.’ Sometimes that’s all it takes — responding in the moment […]

February 25th, 2020|

GCC summit attendees propose more recovery events, increased transportation

By ZACK DeLUCA
Staff Writer

Published: 2/19/2020 10:02:53 PM

GREENFIELD — Members of Greenfield Community College (GCC) and the surrounding community discussed the possibility of hosting more frequent recovery events and increasing access to affordable transportation during Wednesday’s GCC Recovery Summit…

Citizens asked about community access to, and awareness of, community recovery resources or events. According to Trust, GCC […]

February 19th, 2020|

Northampton Recovery Center to occupy former pastry shop

By BERA DUNAU
Staff Writer

Published: 2/17/2020 12:05:46 AM

NORTHAMPTON — A local nonprofit that helps people struggling with addiction is set to move into the former La Fiorentina pastry shop on Armory Street.

“We anticipate being able to move in in May,” said Lynn Ferro, director of the Northampton Recovery Center.

She said the nonprofit has signed a lease […]

February 17th, 2020|

Loving Your Recovery event Saturday

Athol Daily News – Staff Report

Published: 2/13/2020 10:04:13 PM

ATHOL — The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region, in collaboration with the North Quabbin Recovery Center, the North Quabbin Community Coalition and the RECOVER Project, is hosting Loving Your Recovery — a free, fun, and family-friendly event to celebrate the positive […]

February 14th, 2020|

Welcome New Salasin Director, Becky Lockwood

We are thrilled to announce that Becky Lockwood has accepted the position as the Consortium’s new Salasin Project Director beginning on Monday January 27, 2020!

Becky Lockwood comes to Salasin Project with nearly three decades of social services experience. In her most recent position, she worked with survivors of interpersonal violence providing support, counseling and systems […]

January 27th, 2020|