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How Talking About Suicide Can Give People Something to Live For

“To realize that somebody else has known that dark place is the only thing that made me feel less alone.”

O-Oprah Magazine – Dec 10, 2018

The only people who really understand what it feels like to want to end their lives are those who have been there.
That’s the basis of survivor peer-support groups, in which people […]

January 7th, 2019|

RECOVER Project helps with challenge of finding an affordable landlord

By JOSHUA SOLOMON 
Staff Writer
Friday, December 07, 2018

GREENFIELD — People tend to know Larry Thomas as patient, as positive, as the guy who always will stop, say ‘Hi’ and ask how you’re doing.

At a hearing to see if he could secure an apartment, Thomas found himself furious.

“I had to go through this hearing,” Thomas said. “It […]

December 7th, 2018|

Why can’t you find a home in Greenfield?

By JOSHUA SOLOMON
Staff Writer
Monday, December 03, 2018

GREENFIELD — Crawling into the space under the wooden steps of a decrepit Bank Row building, Ralph Provost was shivering. It was snowing and the temperatures were dropping as the sun set.

Before the short, 61-year-old man could squeeze into the dark den, he had to strip away the several coats […]

December 3rd, 2018|

Welcome New RECOVER Project Director, Peggy Vezina!

Peggy Vezina joins the RECOVER Project with over 20 years’ experience in human services. She has worked throughout the Pioneer Valley in many diverse settings. She especially loved working with youth in the Holyoke, Greenfield and Springfield communities. She has a passion for working with families and learning the supports they need to build communities […]

November 20th, 2018|

THE CONSORTIUM WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KRISTEL APPLEBEE

HOLYOKE, MA – The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium welcomes new Executive Director, Kristel Applebee, as successor to longtime leader, Marylou Sullivan. Marylou retired at the end of October, and was at the helm for 38 of the organization’s 45 years.  PJ Moynihan, President of the Consortium Board of Directors related, “as we express our gratitude […]

November 16th, 2018|

Sober music festival Recovery Jam in Greenfield Saturday

Organizers of last year’s Recovery Jam, run by The RECOVER Project, from left, lead organizer Amie Hyson, Trudy Willis, Pauline Gensen and director Mary Doherty. Staff file photo

By Melina Bourdeau

Thursday, September 20, 2018

GREENFIELD — For the past 15 years, Recovery Jam, a sober music festival, shows people there is fun in recovery, and celebrates national […]

September 24th, 2018|

BusinessWest’s & Healthcare News’ 2nd Annual Healthcare Heroes to be Honored Oct. 25

BusinessWest’s & Healthcare News’ 2nd Annual Healthcare Heroes to be Honored Oct. 25
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

SPRINGFIELD — BusinessWest and Healthcare News magazines, the business and healthcare journals covering Western Massachusetts, will honor their 2nd Annual Healthcare Heroes this Thursday, Oct. 25 at the Starting Gate at GreatHorse in Hampden.

The Healthcare Heroes program was created to shed a bright light on the outstanding work […]

September 19th, 2018|

2018 Healthcare Heroes Award for Collaboration in Healthcare

Collaboration In Health/Wellness: The Consortium And The Opioid Task Force

By George O’Brien  September 3, 2018

This Unique Initiative Has a Simple Mission: to Save Lives
Larry Thomas remembers not knowing exactly what to say or how to respond.

He had just been encouraged to apply for a job as a peer coordinator and recovery coach for something called the Recover […]

September 7th, 2018|

Welcome New Salasin Director, Pam Fitzpatrick!

Welcome New Salasin Director, Pam Fitzpatrick!

We are thrilled to announce that Pam Fitzpatrick has accepted the position as the Consortium’s new Salasin Project Director beginning on Monday August 27, 2018!

Pam Fitzpatrick comes to Salasin Project with many years’ experience working in the social service field. In one of her more recent long-term positions, she worked […]

August 27th, 2018|

Welcome New Home & Community Connections Director, Candace Pronovost!

After a thorough recruitment process which included some really impressive candidates, we are thrilled to announce that Candace Pronovost has been selected as our new Home & Community Connections Director beginning on Monday August 20, 2018!

Candace comes to us with over a decade of residential experience, and has a clear understanding of the demands and […]

July 30th, 2018|