The Consortium creates conditions in which people who have faced marginalization, oppression, or otherwise felt invisible are better able to pursue their dreams and strengthen communities through voice, choice, and inclusion. This is supported by an organizational commitment to address systems of oppression and work toward undoing the harms they have caused.
Wildflower Alliance (formerly known as Western Mass Recovery Learning Community/RLC) creates conditions that support healing and growth for individuals and the community as a whole through learning opportunities, advocacy, peer-to-peer support and the development of regional and national networks.
Offerings include four resource centers, a number of support groups (Hearing Voices, Alternatives to Suicide, etc.), access to alternative healing practices (yoga, acupuncture, etc.), and a variety of trainings, workshops, and consultation for providers, people in peer roles, individuals seeking support and the broader community.
The Support Network supports parents or caregivers who have children, adolescents, and transition age youth effectively navigate through the various systems of care and become strong and successful advocates for their children.
The Network’s goal is to support the unique strengths, insights and skills of families so they may best achieve their individual goals. We do this by offering individual or group support, information on special education and other resources, opportunity to attend trainings and conferences or to participate in child serving agency advisory forums, and also access to an extensive lending library.
The RECOVER Project is a safe, welcoming community that supports recovery from drug and alcohol addiction by sharing the wisdom of our lived experience and strengthens our community through full participation.
We create resource connections and advocate to overcome barriers while promoting the reality that recovery is possible for all. RP members both give and receive support through a variety of educational, volunteer, and social activities that help people overcome emotional and social isolation, develop skills and strengths, build leadership capacity, and prevent relapse.
The People’s Medicine Project is a small but committed group of alternative health practitioners, gardeners, social justice advocates, and community members who believe that all people have a right to wellness and empowered connection to their health.
We believe that our region’s abundant wellness-promoting offerings: (organic farms, food coops, alternative health practitioners, education and health-related workshops, etc.) should be available to all people, not just to those with privilege.
The Recovery Center of HOPE (formerly the Ware Regional Recovery Center) is a new organization run by and for people in recovery (from alcohol, drugs, and any other addiction), their families, loved ones, and those who are supporters (allies) of recovery.
Community Members at RCH reach our goals through a strengths-based approach and a community-based approach. We build on the positive skills of individuals and organizational supporters to grow, and we actively seek out ways to add value to our communities.
RECOVER Project’s Inaugural Exhibit Showcases Artwork of 13 Western Mass. Residents
Tara Kuzmeskus, of Conway, a peer supporter at The RECOVER Project, with some of her art. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ GREENFIELD - Keith Rollins has dabbled in art for 20 years and once worked [...]
Salasin Project offering Healing Arts Zoom groups Greenfield
GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project hosts a weekly watercolor painting group for adults on Zoom. Days and times vary each week. Sessions involve warm-ups and fun project ideas that are meant to foster relaxation [...]
Support Group Offered for Caregivers
GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project and The RECOVER Project co-sponsor an education/support group for caregivers who have domestic violence and/or substance use histories. The group has open enrollment, so there is no deadline by [...]