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Tributes flow at Northampton Recovery Center’s grand opening


Staff Writer

Published: 8/26/2021 9:08:55 PM

NORTHAMPTON — “It’s hard for me to talk,” Ralph D’Amico said, choking back tears. “If I knew this type of stuff years ago, I wouldn’t be in the situation I am now.”

He was speaking to a standing-room-only crowd Thursday afternoon at the grand opening of the Northampton Recovery Center’s […]

August 27th, 2021|

New digs: Northampton Recovery Center settles in at former bakery

STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING, Hampshire Gazette 5-22-21

NORTHAMPTON – 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 to be the La Fiorentina bakery in the heart of the city. This Friday, their first new program begins with the offering of […]

May 22nd, 2021|

Baystate Wing Hospital Awards $30,000 in Grants to Address Substance-use Disorders

PICTURED: Community volunteers preparing for a local flower fundraiser to support the WRRC 5/21/21

…Programs supported by the hospital’s grant investments include the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium ($22,000) and the Wilbraham Police Department ($8,000).

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium funding will help provide an enhanced recovery-support network to the region and improve access to harm reduction and […]

May 21st, 2021|

Greenfield Notebook: March 2, 2021

Support group offered for caregivers

GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project and The RECOVER Project are sponsoring a virtual support group for caregivers who have experienced domestic violence, substance use and/or recovery. The group has open enrollment, so there is no deadline by which to sign up.

The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment and Recovery […]

March 3rd, 2021|

Virtual talks to focus on herbal medicine, trauma-sensitive yoga

On Thursday from 2 to 3 p.m., Leslie Chaison and Nora Toomey, herbalists at the People’s Medicine Project, will share approaches to supporting people who are seeking recovery or who are in active recovery. According to an Opioid Task Force press release, the presentation will cover simple recipes and herbs that can help nourish the […]

February 24th, 2021|

Women’s Fund of Western Mass to award $250K to organizations that assist women

by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo

Posted: Feb 2, 2021 / 12:38 PM EST / Updated: Feb 2, 2021 / 12:38 PM EST

(Photo Credit: Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) announced different upcoming grant opportunities, with up to $250,000 available for organizations that serve women and girls in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire Counties.

The […]

February 3rd, 2021|

Artists in recovery celebrate National Recovery Month with song, stories


Staff Writer

Published: 10/8/2020 6:00:49 AM

…Amie Hyson, who has served as a peer counselor at the RECOVER Project, followed him, reading an original piece. “I’m a woman in long-term recovery,” she said before she started to read. “I was addicted to opioids. I facilitated my own healing through writing.”

Today, she works with women in […]

October 8th, 2020|

Mayor’s task force focusing on rise in domestic violence during pandemic

…“Advocates can help you to think about your personal situation and work with you to create a safety plan,” the statement reads, adding that a safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that identifies ways to remain safe while in a relationship, whether you are planning to stay or leave. “It may include telling […]

September 22nd, 2020|

New directors with The RECOVER Project, Consortium announced

Published: 8/27/2020 1:36:25 PM

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, which supports The RECOVER Project and The Salasin Project in Greenfield, is promoting Peggy Vezina, formerly the director of The RECOVER Project, to be the Consortium’s director of program and community development. Taking Vezina’s seat as RECOVER Project director is Abbi Cushing.

September 11th, 2020|

RECOVER Project holds annual vigil with safety precautions


Staff Writer

Published: 9/1/2020 4:07:44 PM

GREENFIELD – Sarah Ahern stood on Federal Street with several others on a recent cool summer night, clutching a large folder to her chest and mourning the loss of more than 70 people who have died of overdose or addiction-related complications in Franklin County over the past few years.

“In the first quarter of this […]

September 2nd, 2020|