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Welcome Alaina Mango, New Director of the Salasin Project!

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium Welcomes Alaina Mango, new Director of the Salasin Project!

GREENFIELD, MA – Beginning on Monday November 20th, the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium welcomed a new Salasin Project Director, Alaina Mango. Alaina comes to the Salasin Project with ten years’ experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence to reach personal goals, establish […]

December 4th, 2017|

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium Celebrates its 2017 Mission Award Winners!

HOLYOKE – November 9, 2017

Each year, members of the Consortium’s Board of Directors choose “mission award” winners from a pool of peer-nominated staff who demonstrate its mission in a powerful way. This year’s three “mission award” categories include:

ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTITY – Awarded to a person or team who exemplify the organization’s identity by consistently demonstrating The […]

November 9th, 2017|

Greenfield resident honored for work with disabled

Recorder Staff
Monday, November 06, 2017

GREENFIELD — A regional nonprofit devoted to recognizing the work of those helping people with disabilities honored a Greenfield resident with her work for half a decade at The Salasin Project.

Vickie Hutchison was one of a handful of individuals awarded honors by the Pioneer Valley-based Stavros, which selects winners in the […]

November 8th, 2017|

Community learns methods for maintaining sobriety during holidays

By SHELBY ASHLINE 
Recorder Staff
Saturday, November 04, 2017

GREENFIELD — Hoping to share ways of maintaining sobriety during the holiday season, the Opioid Task Force partnered with members of the recovery community to offer a “Recovery During the Holiday Season” program Saturday.

Meeting in the Greenfield Public Library, various speakers — including those in recovery themselves — discussed […]

November 8th, 2017|

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium Proudly Congratulates the Salasin Project’s Vickie Hutchinson as the Winner of Stavros’ 2017 Paul Winske Access Award!

 

OCTOBER 31, 2017 – HOLYOKE

Every year Stavros, a local non-profit organization supporting people with disabilities, sends a survey to consumers asking for nominations of local organizations/people that really go the extra mile for the people they serve.  A dedicated group of staff and volunteers review the nominations and conduct site visits.

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium […]

October 31st, 2017|

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium Proudly Congratulates the Support Network’s Margery Jess as the Winner of Stavros’ 2017 Paul Winske Access Award!

OCTOBER 19, 2017- HOLYOKE, MA

Every year Stavros, a local non-profit organization supporting people with disabilities, sends a survey to consumers asking for nominations of local organizations/people that really go the extra mile for the people they serve.  A dedicated group of staff and volunteers review the nominations and conduct site visits.

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium […]

October 20th, 2017|

The RECOVER Project Welcomes Mary Doherty as New Director

Greenfield, MA – September 8, 2017

Mary Doherty comes to the RECOVER Project Director’s role with a diverse range of work and life experiences, with recovery at the center of it all. For years she has balanced work, family and recovery, and it brings her great joy to share what she has learned with others on […]

September 8th, 2017|

Dragon puppet show teaches Asian culture

By JOSHUA SOLOMON 
Recorder Staff
Friday, June 16, 2017

GREENFIELD — Dragons from across Asia spoke to moms using the voices of a dozen or so kids.

What was going on was, of course, a puppet show.

Who was presenting? The children of the parents, who gathered in downtown Greenfield to watch a presentation three months in the making.

Thursday evening […]

June 21st, 2017|

The Consortium’s Alyssa Fumo Honored with Direct Support Professional Award at ADDP Conference

MAY 4, 2017, WORCESTER, MA -Lead Staff Cited for Outstanding Work from Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers (ADDP)

Chicopee’s Alyssa Fumo of The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium’s Home & Community Connections program has won the “Direct Support Professional Award” for the Western region from the Association of Developmental Disabilities Providers. Fumo received her award at the […]

May 5th, 2017|

First pancake breakfast a hit for Recover Project

By JOSHUA SOLOMON
Recorder Staff

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Tammy Armstrong is up, getting ready to drive a kid from Athol. It’s not a workday, though — it’s a pancake day. Armstrong headed to the church across the street from The RECOVER Project. It’s not Sunday, either — it’s Saturday and over 80 people in the community […]

March 15th, 2017|