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

October 20th, 2017|

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 […]

The RECOVER Project Welcomes Mary Doherty as New Director

September 8th, 2017|

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 […]

Dragon puppet show teaches Asian culture

June 21st, 2017|

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 […]

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

May 5th, 2017|

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 […]

First pancake breakfast a hit for Recover Project

March 15th, 2017|

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 […]

‘Giving Back in Greenfield’ toy drive helps record numbers

December 23rd, 2016|

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 […]

RECOVER Project in Greenfield Holds Toy Drive

December 19th, 2016|

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 […]

Task Force helps with holiday turkey donations

November 22nd, 2016|

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 […]

Giving Back in Greenfield – 3rd Annual Toy Drive

November 17th, 2016|

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 […]

Narcan case aims to increase awareness, save lives

November 17th, 2016|

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 […]