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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|

Recovery Learning Community holding open house at new location today

By JOSHUA SOLOMON 
Recorder Staff
Tuesday, June 19, 2018

GREENFIELD — The days of getting mixed up with its neighbors on Federal Street are now past them and instead the Recovery Learning Community at 20 Chapman St. is now finally feeling at home.

To celebrate its new center, the RLC is hosting an open house and open mic Wednesday.

From […]

June 22nd, 2018|

Northampton Recovery Center moves to Gleason Plaza

By SARAH ROBERTSON 
Staff Writer, Daily Hampshire Gazette

NORTHAMPTON — Thanks to an anonymous donor, the Northampton Recovery Center, a peer-driven support group for drug abuse victims run by the Northwestern district attorney’s office, moved to a new site Monday and will soon expand its services and hours of operation.

After operating out of Edwards Church for the […]

May 2nd, 2018|

Home & Community Connections’ Spiritual Care Coordination is Awarded a “Becker Trust Grant”

The Becker Trust Grants for Innovation
   
PICTURED: Rev. Gregory Jones, Spiritual Care Coordinator for Home & Community Connections,

and Consortium Executive Director, Marylou Sullivan.
Special Announcement on the Becker Innovation Grants. Read more HERE

About the Innovation Grants

In the fall of 2017, the Trustees and Advisors of the Becker Family Trust in conjunction with the Becker Center for Advocacy received […]

April 9th, 2018|

Episcopal church hosting RECOVER Project breakfast

By JOSHUA SOLOMON, Greenfield Recorder

Friday, March 16, 2018

GREENFIELD — The RECOVER Project is holding its second annual pancake breakfast fundraiser this morning at The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew on Church Street. The event will run from 8 to 11 a.m. and tickets cost $6 for adults, $5 for seniors, $3 for children ages […]

March 16th, 2018|