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‘Giving Back in Greenfield’ toy drive helps record numbers

By SHELBY ASHLINE
Recorder Staff
Thursday, December 22, 2016

GREENFIELD — The navy blue couches at The RECOVER Project were piled high with stuffed animals, board games, books, clothes and an abundance of other toys Thursday morning, marking the third year of Giving Back in Greenfield.

Through Giving Back in Greenfield, staff at The RECOVER Project — a […]

December 23rd, 2016|

RECOVER Project in Greenfield Holds Toy Drive

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A non-profit organization in Greenfield is trying to help families in need over the holidays.

It’s the third year in a row the Recover Project in Greenfield has run their toy drive. The non-profit organization is collecting new and used toys for children of all ages.

Toys have included sports equipment, clothing, coloring […]

December 19th, 2016|

Task Force helps with holiday turkey donations

The Recorder – Monday, November 21, 2016

GREENFIELD — The Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Region is teaming up with Big Y Foods to lighten the load faced by some during the holiday season. Until Thanksgiving, the task force will distribute 200 turkeys throughout the region to community organizations and families […]

November 22nd, 2016|

Giving Back in Greenfield – 3rd Annual Toy Drive

GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The City of Greenfield is working to make sure no child in the city wakes up on Christmas morning without gifts under the tree.

The 3rd annual “Giving Back in Greenfield” toy drive has officially started. The city is asking for new and/or gently used donated toys for children 17 years or […]

November 17th, 2016|

Narcan case aims to increase awareness, save lives

By TOM RELIHAN
For the Gazette 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

GREENFIELD — Minutes matter when a person is experiencing an opioid overdose, and the quicker a person can administer the life-saving medication Narcan, the better are the odds of survival.

Now, one local addiction activist is working with a nonprofit organization that rose out of a recent Opioid […]

November 17th, 2016|

The them are now us

By TOM RELIHAN
Recorder Staff

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

GREENFIELD — Despite a coordinated push over the last few years to increase substance abuse support and recovery services in Franklin County, there are still some holes in the net.

State Senate President Stanley Rosenberg heard from members of the local recovery community and the regional Opioid Task Force […]

October 31st, 2016|

Ask the Wellness Guru

 

Guide for Parents -A supplement of The Greenfield Recorder produced by the Communities the Care Coalition

Wednesday September 7th 2016

Ask the Wellness Guru (aka Michael Lewis, RECOVER Project Director and Facilitator of the Nurturing Fathers Program)

September 7th, 2016|

How we’re missing the real story on mental health in Massachusetts

OPINION | SERA DAVIDOW
How we’re missing the real story on mental health in Massachusetts

BOSTON GLOBE -AUGUST 12, 2016

By Sera Davidow

THE AVERAGE citizen has now heard (multiple times) the story of people with psychiatric diagnoses who are slipping through the state’s cracks, how their families are desperate but lack resources, and how the mental health system […]

August 16th, 2016|

An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold

An Alternative Form of Mental Health Care Gains a Foothold

By BENEDICT CAREY
New York Times – AUG. 8, 2016

HOLYOKE, Mass. — Some of the voices inside Caroline White’s head have been a lifelong comfort, as protective as a favorite aunt. It was the others — “you’re nothing, they’re out to get you, to kill you” — […]

August 16th, 2016|

13th Annual West Region Self Advocacy Conference!

Consortium’s Self-Advocacy program will be hosting its 13th Annual West Region Self Advocacy Conference!

Saturday May 21, 2016, 9:00am – 3:15pm
Sheraton, 1 Monarch Place, Springfield, MA 01144

The 2016 West Region Self-Advocacy conference will offer a chance for self-advocates (adults who experience developmental challenges) and supporters from across Western Mass and beyond to come together and participate […]

May 20th, 2016|