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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 […]

Farmer’s market in Belchertown educates about Narcan

July 27th, 2021|

by: Kate Wilkinson

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 / 05:51 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 25, 2021 / 06:39 PM EDT

BELCHERTOWN, MASS. (WWLP)- A farmers market booth offering information and Narcan in Belchertown was met with resistance by some online, 22News discovered it’s starting a conversation that could save lives.

“I was nervous for Sunday. I just saw the negative comments and that […]

Salasin Project Receives Additional Funding from Western MA Women’s Fund #MeToo Grants

July 16th, 2021|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Becky Lockwood, Salasin Project Director
(413) 887-2000
Salasin Project Receives Additional Funding from Western MA Women’s Fund #MeToo Grants
GREENFIELD, MA July 16, 2021 – The Salasin Project in Franklin County, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, has received $10,000 from the Women’s Fund of Western MA to sustain the “Healthy Relationships After […]

Community agencies get trained to offer Strengthening Families Program

June 21st, 2021|

By CHRIS LARABEE
Staff Writer, Greenfield Recorder
Published: 6/18/2021 2:38:32 PM

GREENFIELD — Local family-serving agencies and volunteers attended a three-day training session at The RECOVER Project last week to learn about the Strengthening Families Program.

The program, run over seven weeks, focuses on building family relationships through topics such as stress, communication and love. Parents and teens ages […]

New digs: Northampton Recovery Center settles in at former bakery

May 22nd, 2021|

STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING, Hampshire Gazette 5-22-21

NORTHAMPTON – On April 20, the Northampton Recovery Center (NRC) ushered in an exciting new era, opening a fully-renovated location at 25 Armory Street, in what used to be the La Fiorentina bakery in the heart of the city. This Friday, their first new program begins with the offering of […]

Baystate Wing Hospital Awards $30,000 in Grants to Address Substance-use Disorders

May 21st, 2021|

PICTURED: Community volunteers preparing for a local flower fundraiser to support the WRRC

HealthCareNews.com 5/21/21

…Programs supported by the hospital’s grant investments include the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium ($22,000) and the Wilbraham Police Department ($8,000).

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium funding will help provide an enhanced recovery-support network to the region and improve access to harm reduction and […]

Northampton Recovery Center opens in new, larger space to expand programming

May 17th, 2021|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information: NRC Director Lynn Ferro
(413) 834-8627
lferro@wmtcinfo.org
Northampton Recovery Center opens in new, larger space to expand programming
NORTHAMPTON, MA May 17, 2021 – On April 20, the Northampton Recovery Center (NRC) ushered in an exciting new era, opening a fully-renovated location at 25 Armory Street, in what used to be the La Fiorentina […]

Therapist Shortage Fuels Ongoing Crisis In Youth Mental Health

April 26th, 2021|

By BEN JAMES • APR 15, 2021

Gretchen Emond and Anna Dellarosa have a relationship forged from years of common experience.

“We are parents with lived experience raising a child with a mental health challenge,” said Emond, a family support therapist and co-director of The Support Network, which assists families in the difficult task of navigating the mental […]

Local health practice boosts community supports at peer recovery center

March 5th, 2021|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Mary Kate Farley
The Consortium
(413) 536-2401 x5511
mfarley@wmtcinfo.org
Local health practice boosts community supports at peer recovery center
Atkinson Family Practice sponsors Ware Regional Recovery Center to address opiate use.
HOLYOKE, MA March 5, 2021 – Ware Regional Recovery Center (WRRC), a supported community of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium and the Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance […]

Greenfield Notebook: March 2, 2021

March 3rd, 2021|

Support group offered for caregivers

GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project and The RECOVER Project are sponsoring a virtual support group for caregivers who have experienced domestic violence, substance use and/or recovery. The group has open enrollment, so there is no deadline by which to sign up.

The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery […]

Virtual talks to focus on herbal medicine, trauma-sensitive yoga

February 24th, 2021|

On Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m., Leslie Chaison and Nora Toomey, herbalists at the People’s Medicine Project, will share approaches to supporting people who are seeking recovery or who are in active recovery. According to an Opioid Task Force press release, the presentation will cover simple recipes and herbs that can help nourish the […]