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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 and the Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance […]

March 5th, 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|

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, the Salasin […]

February 16th, 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|

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 a generous donation from Common Media, a […]

January 25th, 2021|

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, some people were […]

October 17th, 2020|

Artists in recovery celebrate National Recovery Month with song, stories

By ANITA FRITZ

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|