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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|

Bridging the gap

By MAUREEN O’REILLY and MAX MARCUS
Staff Writers

Published: 11/30/2019 11:00:52 AM

After a recent service at the First Congregational Church in Ashfield, some of the churchgoers gathered upstairs to make herbal medicines and thank-you cards for migrant agricultural workers throughout Pioneer Valley.

The church has partnered with the People’s Medicine Project, an organization that first began as a […]

November 30th, 2019|

BASH: A Tapas Style Dinner Raising Funds for the People’s Medicine Project

 

 

November 26, 2019

Contact:   Abby Ferla, People’s Medicine Project

(413) 523-3791 ; peoplesmedicineclinic@gmail.com

People’s Medicine Project’s long-time client and friend Peter Hadley is launching a new catering company BASH, making its Pioneer Valley debut with an elaborate locally-sourced Tapas Style Dinner at Greenfield’s Hawks and Reed on Wednesday December 4th from 6-8PM! BASH emphasizes quality above convenience in both […]

November 26th, 2019|

Hampshire Hope: Northampton Recovery Center snags state funding for people in recovery

By KRISTEL APPLEBEE, Consortium Executive Director

For the Gazette

Published: 11/26/2019 12:01:19 AM

The term “opioid epidemic” has become as American as apple pie in our nation’s lexicon. Here in western Massachusetts, communities have been hit hard by the crisis, with families grieving unthinkable losses. It seems most people know someone impacted. As a result, funding for opioid […]

November 26th, 2019|

Breaking through bars: New play pulls from the writings of formerly incarcerated women

By LUIS FIELDMAN
Staff Writer

Published: 11/1/2019 10:01:42 PM

Through prose and poetry, women of the group Voices From Inside find a way to express experiences that are often too difficult to talk about, whether it’s life inside of a prison or recovering from drug addiction…

“We are putting these words together to create scenes that enable us to […]

November 1st, 2019|

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