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The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium Celebrates its 2017 Mission Award Winners!

November 9th, 2017|

HOLYOKE – November 9, 2017

Each year, members of the Consortium’s Board of Directors choose “mission award” winners from a pool of peer-nominated staff who demonstrate its mission in a powerful way. This year’s three “mission award” categories include:

ORGANIZATIONAL IDENTITY – Awarded to a person or team who exemplify the organization’s identity by consistently demonstrating The […]

Greenfield resident honored for work with disabled

November 8th, 2017|

Recorder Staff
Monday, November 06, 2017

GREENFIELD — A regional nonprofit devoted to recognizing the work of those helping people with disabilities honored a Greenfield resident with her work for half a decade at The Salasin Project.

Vickie Hutchison was one of a handful of individuals awarded honors by the Pioneer Valley-based Stavros, which selects winners in the […]

Community learns methods for maintaining sobriety during holidays

November 8th, 2017|

By SHELBY ASHLINE 
Recorder Staff
Saturday, November 04, 2017

GREENFIELD — Hoping to share ways of maintaining sobriety during the holiday season, the Opioid Task Force partnered with members of the recovery community to offer a “Recovery During the Holiday Season” program Saturday.

Meeting in the Greenfield Public Library, various speakers — including those in recovery themselves — discussed […]

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium Proudly Congratulates the Salasin Project’s Vickie Hutchinson as the Winner of Stavros’ 2017 Paul Winske Access Award!

October 31st, 2017|

 

OCTOBER 31, 2017 – HOLYOKE

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 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 […]