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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. [CONTINUE READING]

RECOVER Project holds annual vigil with safety precautions

Luminaries with the names of local people lost to the effects of addiction for International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday evening outside the RECOVER Project on Federal Street. By ANITA FRITZ 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, [...]

Grant awards to support Franklin County nonprofits helping women

By SHELBY ASHLINE Staff Writer Published: 7/15/2020 1:39:53 PM A pair of $10,000 grants from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts will benefit two Franklin County organizations that seek to support low-income teens and currently or formerly incarcerated women. With the funding, The Salasin Project at 474 Main St. in Greenfield plans to intensify its work [...]

Local #MeToo Survivors Direct $45,000 in Grant Awards from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kelley Bryant 413-529-0087 x113 kbryant@mywomensfund.org July 1, 2020 Springfield, Mass. (July 1, 2020). The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts has announced $45,000 in grant awards based on recommendations of a committee led by local survivors of sexual violence and harassment. The Women’s Fund employed a participatory process, convening a committee [...]

Thank you for your dedication

Greenfield Recorder Letter to the Editor - Published: 5/21/2020 9:03:06 AM ... Almost every family has someone who has mental health needs. Those who are close to that person and those who receive services know how important it is for them to have front line advocates, counselors, direct care workers, social workers and a vast [...]

Recovery groups find new ways to connect during pandemic

By TREVOR DAYTON, DAN BICKFORD and JOHN SULLIVAN For the Gazette Published: 4/29/2020 10:18:33 AM It is often said that the answer to the isolation of addiction is community. That begs the question: How do we stay connected in a world where self-quarantining and social distancing have become the norm? This is the story of [...]

Confidential free help

Greenfield Recorder - Letter to the Editor Published: 4/21/2020 9:04:20 AM Thank you for sharing the letter from Mary Carey about the increased risk for domestic violence under the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. In addition to the critical support provided by NELCWIT, I am writing to let your readers know of another domestic violence resource in [...]

Social distancing policies threaten the cornerstone of addiction recovery

The Recover Project on Federal Street in Greenfield. By ANDY CASTILLO Staff Writer Published: 3/28/2020 7:00:16 AM ...“Folks in early recovery really need the connection. And, these folks don’t have access to a lot of the online meetings that are going on,” said Peggy Vezina, program director at the RECOVER Project. The nonprofit [...]

Recovery Coaches Offer Nonjudgmental Support To Fill Addiction Treatment Gaps

By KAREN BROWN • FEB 25, 2020 ...“I’ve taken phone calls from police officers that are literally, you know, hot calls,” said Trevor Dayton, a DART recovery coach [and Northampton Recovery Center member.] “This happened less than 60 minutes ago. Can you call them now? They'd like to talk.’ Sometimes that's all it takes — responding in the [...]

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