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Farmer’s market in Belchertown educates about Narcan

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 [...]

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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Becky Lockwood, Salasin Project Director Email: blockwood@wmtcinfo.org 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 [...]

Community agencies get trained to offer Strengthening Families Program

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. [...]

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

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 [...]

Therapist Shortage Fuels Ongoing Crisis In Youth Mental Health

Anna Dellarosa, at left, is raising her three great-nieces in Turners Falls, Massachusetts. Gretchen Emond is co-director of The Support Network, which assists families in navigating the mental health care system.Credit: BEN JAMES / NEPM By BEN JAMES • APR 15, 2021 Gretchen Emond and Anna Dellarosa have a relationship forged from years [...]

Local health practice boosts community supports at peer recovery center

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 [...]

Web design business gives back through donation

Published: 2/11/2021 1:33:59 PM GREENFIELD — Common Media, a web design and communications business based at 278 Main St. Greenfield, recently donated to the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, an umbrella organization that supports numerous local recovery communities. According to a Western Massachusetts Training Consortium press release, the donation will support the work of The RECOVER Project, [...]

Local Web Design Business Gives Back to Franklin County Community

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Kate Farley The Consortium (413) 536-2401 x5511 mfarley@wmtcinfo.org Local Web Design Business Gives Back to Franklin County Community During the holiday season, Common Media of Greenfield gifts gracious donation to the Consortium HOLYOKE, MA January 25, 2021 – The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium is pleased to announce it has received [...]

Isolation and opioids during the pandemic

By Mattea Kramer Published September 27, 2020 2:17AM (UTC) This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch. ...Back in March, one of the first recommendations for reducing the transmission of the coronavirus was, of course, to stay home — but not everyone has a home, and when businesses, restaurants, libraries, and other public spaces locked their doors, [...]

New Directors Within the RECOVER Project and the Consortium Announced

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Kate Farley-Dimino The Consortium (413) 536-2401 x5511 mfarley-dimino@wmtcinfo.org New Directors Within the RECOVER Project and the Consortium Announced Welcome Peggy Vezina and Abbi Cushing in their leadership opportunities! HOLYOKE, MA August 19, 2020 – The Consortium is excited to announce the promotions of two strong advocates within the Western Massachusetts [...]

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