The Consortium’s Statement on Addressing Injustice

From Executive Director, Kristel Applebee June 12, 2020 Racism – let’s talk about it.  The Consortium has a 45-year history of creating conditions for community by deeply listening to wisdom gained from those who have made meaning of their life experience, or, what we call lived experience. Our Mission: The Consortium creates conditions in which [...]

Senator Comerford secures $1.1M for area groups: Trauma Informed Hampshire County to receive $35,000 to promote the initiative’s work of healing trauma.

Senator Joe Comerford asks the panel including Jeffrey C. Riley, Commissioner Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Dr. Patrick A Tutwiler, Secretary of the Executive Office of Education, Amy Kershaw, Acting Commissioner of the Department of Early Education and Care, and Dr. Noe Ortega, Commissioner of the Department of Higher Education, a question during [...]

Same Day Hiring Event with Home & Community Connections!

Come join Home & Community Connections for our Same-Day Hiring Event on May 3, 2023 at 187 High St, Suite 202, in Holyoke, MA! This special event will take place in the afternoon from 4PM to 6PM.  All levels of experience are welcome. Direct Care Staff/Support Specialist positions have a starting pay of $16.75 [...]

‘Unmasking Autism Book Group’ and Walking Group starting in May

Published:  April 11, 2023 GREENFIELD  ‘Unmasking Autism Book Group’ starting in May The Salasin Project is launching an “Unmasking Autism Book Group,” which will meet in person and online on the first Monday of each month from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. starting in May. The book group will feature discussions, writing exercises and art projects to [...]

Salasin Project offering Healing Arts Zoom groups Greenfield

GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project hosts a weekly watercolor painting group for adults on Zoom. Days and times vary each week. Sessions involve warm-ups and fun project ideas that are meant to foster relaxation and emotional relief. Healing arts and somatic experiencing can help soothe the whole person, without participants having to talk about [...]

Support Group Offered for Caregivers

  GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project and The RECOVER Project co-sponsor an education/support group for caregivers who have domestic violence and/or substance use histories. The group has open enrollment, so there is no deadline by which to sign up. The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance-Related Treatment and Recovery is a 16-week, evidence-based group designed [...]

DA’s Office Awards $114K for Projects Promoting Recovery

Staff Report Published: 2/26/2023 1:44:50 PM NORTHAMPTON — The Northwestern District Attorney’s Office has announced $114,000 in grants to community groups working with youth and families and supporting people in recovery, as part of its Asset Forfeiture Community Reinvestment Program. Funds for the grants come from asset forfeitures through which the office redistributes funds seized [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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