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Massachusetts One of Four States Participating in an NIH Study Investigating Strategies for Addressing Opioid Epidemic

July 22nd, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mary Kate Farley-Dimino
Western Massachusetts Training Consortium
(413) 536-2401 x5511
mfarley-dimino@wmtcinfo.org
Massachusetts One of Four States Participating in an NIH
Study Investigating Strategies for Addressing Opioid Epidemic
Holyoke Native Heads the HEALing Communities Study Coalition
HOLYOKE, MA July 22, 2020 – The bricks on the path of Rafael Rodriguez’s addiction and recovery journey were laid out before […]

Grant awards to support Franklin County nonprofits helping women

July 16th, 2020|

By SHELBY ASHLINE
Staff Writer

Published: 7/15/2020 1:39:53 PM

A pair of $10,000 grants from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts will benefit two Franklin County organizations that seek to support low-income teens and currently or formerly incarcerated women.

With the funding, The Salasin Project at 474 Main St. in Greenfield plans to intensify its work with incarcerated or formerly […]

Local #MeToo Survivors Direct $45,000 in Grant Awards from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts

July 1st, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Media Contact: Kelley Bryant
413-529-0087 x113
kbryant@mywomensfund.org
July 1, 2020
Springfield, Mass. (July 1, 2020). The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts has announced $45,000 in grant awards based on recommendations of a committee led by local survivors of sexual violence and harassment.

The Women’s Fund employed a participatory process, convening a committee of women from across Western Mass. […]

The Consortium’s Statement on Addressing Injustice

June 15th, 2020|

From Executive Director, Kristel Applebee
June 12, 2020
Racism – let’s talk about it.  The Consortium has a 45-year history of creating conditions for community by deeply listening to wisdom gained from those who have made meaning of their life experience, or, what we call lived experience. Our Mission:
The Consortium creates conditions in which people with lived […]

Thank you for your dedication

May 21st, 2020|

Greenfield Recorder Letter to the Editor – Published: 5/21/2020 9:03:06 AM

… Almost every family has someone who has mental health needs. Those who are close to that person and those who receive services know how important it is for them to have front line advocates, counselors, direct care workers, social workers and a vast array […]

Recovery groups find new ways to connect during pandemic

April 29th, 2020|

By TREVOR DAYTON, DAN BICKFORD and JOHN SULLIVAN
For the Gazette

Published: 4/29/2020 10:18:33 AM

It is often said that the answer to the isolation of addiction is community.

That begs the question: How do we stay connected in a world where self-quarantining and social distancing have become the norm? This is the story of how we found ways […]

Confidential free help

April 21st, 2020|

Greenfield Recorder – Letter to the Editor

Published: 4/21/2020 9:04:20 AM

Thank you for sharing the letter from Mary Carey about the increased risk for domestic violence under the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. In addition to the critical support provided by NELCWIT, I am writing to let your readers know of another domestic violence resource in Franklin County: […]

Consortium Partners with Local Businesses to Support Frontline Workers

April 1st, 2020|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mary Kate Farley-Dimino

Western Massachusetts Training Consortium

(413) 536-2401 x5511

mfarley-dimino@wmtcinfo.org

 
Consortium Partners with Local Businesses to Support Frontline Workers
During a time of economic uncertainty, local businesses support
each other as they fight on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
HOLYOKE, MA April 1, 2020 – With societal crisis comes the opportunity for mutual aid. As […]

Social distancing policies threaten the cornerstone of addiction recovery

March 28th, 2020|

By ANDY CASTILLO
Staff Writer

Published: 3/28/2020 7:00:16 AM

…“Folks in early recovery really need the connection. And, these folks don’t have access to a lot of the online meetings that are going on,” said Peggy Vezina, program director at the RECOVER Project. The nonprofit Federal Street program provides a slew of social services and meets the physical […]

Mutual Support in an Age of Social Distancing – How One Peer-Run Organization is Adapting to COVID-19

March 23rd, 2020|

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…

At the Consortium, we are dedicated to creating a culture of anti-racism. Click here to read our commitment statement on combatting injustice.

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