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Tributes flow at Northampton Recovery Center’s grand opening

 

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 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|

Farmer’s market in Belchertown educates about Narcan

by: Kate Wilkinson

Posted: Jul 25, 2021 / 05:51 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 25, 2021 / 06:39 PM EDT

BELCHERTOWN, MASS. (WWLP)- A farmers market booth offering information and Narcan in Belchertown was met with resistance by some online, 22News discovered it’s starting a conversation that could save lives.

“I was nervous for Sunday. I just saw the negative comments and that […]

July 27th, 2021|

Salasin Project Receives Additional Funding from Western MA Women’s Fund #MeToo Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Becky Lockwood, Salasin Project Director
(413) 887-2000
Salasin Project Receives Additional Funding from Western MA Women’s Fund #MeToo Grants
GREENFIELD, MA July 16, 2021 – The Salasin Project in Franklin County, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, has received $10,000 from the Women’s Fund of Western MA to sustain the “Healthy Relationships After […]

July 16th, 2021|

Community agencies get trained to offer Strengthening Families Program

By CHRIS LARABEE
Staff Writer, Greenfield Recorder
Published: 6/18/2021 2:38:32 PM

GREENFIELD — Local family-serving agencies and volunteers attended a three-day training session at The RECOVER Project last week to learn about the Strengthening Families Program.

The program, run over seven weeks, focuses on building family relationships through topics such as stress, communication and love. Parents and teens ages […]

June 21st, 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

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 improve access to harm reduction and […]

May 21st, 2021|

Northampton Recovery Center opens in new, larger space to expand programming

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

For more information: NRC Director Lynn Ferro
(413) 834-8627
lferro@wmtcinfo.org
Northampton Recovery Center opens in new, larger space to expand programming
NORTHAMPTON, MA May 17, 2021 – 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 […]

May 17th, 2021|

Therapist Shortage Fuels Ongoing Crisis In Youth Mental Health

By BEN JAMES • APR 15, 2021

Gretchen Emond and Anna Dellarosa have a relationship forged from years of common experience.

“We are parents with lived experience raising a child with a mental health challenge,” said Emond, a family support therapist and co-director of The Support Network, which assists families in the difficult task of navigating the mental […]

April 26th, 2021|

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|