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RECOVER Project helps with challenge of finding an affordable landlord

December 7th, 2018|

By JOSHUA SOLOMON 
Staff Writer
Friday, December 07, 2018

GREENFIELD — People tend to know Larry Thomas as patient, as positive, as the guy who always will stop, say ‘Hi’ and ask how you’re doing.

At a hearing to see if he could secure an apartment, Thomas found himself furious.

“I had to go through this hearing,” Thomas said. “It […]

Why can’t you find a home in Greenfield?

December 3rd, 2018|

By JOSHUA SOLOMON
Staff Writer
Monday, December 03, 2018

GREENFIELD — Crawling into the space under the wooden steps of a decrepit Bank Row building, Ralph Provost was shivering. It was snowing and the temperatures were dropping as the sun set.

Before the short, 61-year-old man could squeeze into the dark den, he had to strip away the several coats […]

Welcome New RECOVER Project Director, Peggy Vezina!

November 20th, 2018|

Peggy Vezina joins the RECOVER Project with over 20 years’ experience in human services. She has worked throughout the Pioneer Valley in many diverse settings. She especially loved working with youth in the Holyoke, Greenfield and Springfield communities. She has a passion for working with families and learning the supports they need to build communities […]

THE CONSORTIUM WELCOMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, KRISTEL APPLEBEE

November 16th, 2018|

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 […]

Sober music festival Recovery Jam in Greenfield Saturday

September 24th, 2018|

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 […]

BusinessWest’s & Healthcare News’ 2nd Annual Healthcare Heroes to be Honored Oct. 25

September 19th, 2018|

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 […]

2018 Healthcare Heroes Award for Collaboration in Healthcare

September 7th, 2018|

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 […]

Welcome New Salasin Director, Pam Fitzpatrick!

August 27th, 2018|

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 […]

Welcome New Home & Community Connections Director, Candace Pronovost!

July 30th, 2018|

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 […]

Recovery Learning Community holding open house at new location today

June 22nd, 2018|

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 […]