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HOPE grows: Expanding fight against addiction

By J. CHERRY SULLIVANand MERRIDITH O’LEARY For the Gazette Published: 9/25/2021 7:59:06 AM "...The newest addition to this team is the Northampton Prevention Coalition, the city’s long-running youth substance use prevention coalition, led by coordinator Kara McLaughlin (who came on board in the summer.) For 10 years, the NPC was based in the school department, [...]

Sheriff’s office gets $2.6M grant to expand addiction treatment in jail

The Franklin County Jail and House of Correction in Greenfield. By DOMENIC POLI Staff Writer Published: 9/17/2021 5:03:16 PM GREENFIELD — Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan announced Friday his office was awarded a $2.6 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to fund for five years a project to assist [...]

Tributes flow at Northampton Recovery Center’s grand opening

Lynn Ferro, Director of the Northampton Recovery Center talks during the grand opening Thursday, August 26, 2021. By BRIAN STEELE 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 [...]

New digs: Northampton Recovery Center settles in at former bakery

Gina Outhuse, top center, of Westfield leads the first meeting of a six-week art group held in the large gathering space of the Northampton Recovery Center's new home on Armory Street in Northampton on Friday, May 21, 2021. STAFF PHOTO/KEVIN GUTTING, Hampshire Gazette 5-22-21 NORTHAMPTON – On April 20, the Northampton Recovery Center [...]

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 HealthCareNews.com 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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

[CONTINUE READING]...“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 [...]

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