Getting Answers: Homeless struggle to find shelter

By Mary Wilson and Olivia Hickey Staff Reporters Published:  Dec. 1, 2022 GREENFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) -For people experiencing homelessness, winter is a brutal challenge. In Greenfield, the homeless shelter is at full capacity, but plans are underway to expand it. We’re getting answers on the need for housing in greenfield and how relief may not come soon enough. [...]

Peer Recovery Center in Ware Receives Activation Fund Grant

By  Miasha Lee WARE – The Ware Regional Recovery Center has received a 2022 Activation Fund grant from the Health Foundation of Central Massachusetts. The Ware Regional Recovery Center is a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium. A peer-driven support center where folks with lived experience and early recovery come together and provide support [...]

Greenfield domestic violence vigil offers ‘survivor-centered space’

A woman photographs messages written on a T shirt at the Clothesline Project on the Greenfield Common Thursday evening. By BELLA LEVAVI Staff Writer GREENFIELD — In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, two Greenfield-based groups held a candlelight vigil on the common on Thursday to honor survivors, grieve the lives of [...]

Same Day Hiring Event with Home & Community Connections!

Come join Home & Community Connections for their Same Day Hiring Event on November 2! We’ll be at 187 High St, Suite 202, in Holyoke from 10 AM to 2 PM. This event will take place every first Wednesday of every month. All levels of experience are welcome. Direct Care Staff/Support Specialist positions have [...]

Art, Connectivity, and Community Bring ‘aWAREness’ to Recovery

Terri Thompson of The Consortium and Abaigeal Duda, Peer Recovery Project Coordinator for the Ware Regional Recovery Center (Recovery Center of H.O.P.E.). By Marcella Comerford, Reporter  September 8, 2022 WARE, MA – A show solely catering to the artworks of those in recovery does not show up often, yet the community impact [...]

Baystate Wing Hospital Awards $30,000 In Grants

By BusinessWest Staff June 17, 2022 PALMER —  Baystate Wing Hospital has announced an investment of $30,000 in grants to benefit local community-based nonprofit organizations. The grant awards were given to the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation, the Quaboag Connector to support local transportation in the region, the Ware Fire Department to support Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and paramedic training, and to the Ware [...]

Agency Receives Funding to Support Survivors of Violence

Montague Reporter By Christina Trinchero June 2, 2022 FRANKLIN COUNTY – The Salasin Project, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, recently received a $127,000 grant from the Massachusetts COVID-19 Survivor Trust Fund to expand its work with Franklin and Hampshire County residents who have experienced the multiple and complex issues related to domestic [...]

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