$127K grant to support extra housing advocate for domestic abuse victims

Becky Lockwood, director of the Salasin Project in Greenfield, talks with Individual and Family Support Advocate Jill Predmore. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ By MARY BYRNE Staff Writer Published: 5/13/2022 3:07:35 PM Modified: 5/13/2022 3:05:57 PM GREENFIELD — A local program aimed at supporting survivors of domestic abuse has been awarded $127,000 to continue its [...]

Volunteers mobilize for spring cleanups along area roads, woods

Kara Kavanaugh, the recovery coach program supervisor at The RECOVER Project, paints the front window on Friday. For the Recorder/Catherine Hurley By CHRIS LARABEE, JULIAN MENDOZA and CATHERINE HURLEY Staff Writers As the weather warms up and people celebrated Earth Day over the weekend, folks around Franklin County took their spring cleaning beyond [...]

Baystate Health awards $1M to five community initiatives

Published: Apr. 14, 2022, 9:07 a.m. By Ray Kelly SPRINGFIELD — Baystate Health has awarded $1 million in Better Together Grants to five community initiatives with partner organizations as part of its Community Benefits Program. “Baystate Health is proud to invest our Determination of Need Community Health Initiative funding in the communities served by our four [...]

Join Support Network’s Children’s Mental Health Week Event

Children's Mental Health Week 2022: Understanding Teen Depression Join the Support Network as we welcome speakers from Families for Depression Awareness for a conversation about the signs, symptoms and interventions for teen depression. Hear a young person's perspective about their experience and gain insight about how parents and caregivers can best support their youth. When: [...]

Salasin Project Receives $127,000 grant from MA COVID 19 Survivor Trust Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Becky Lockwood, Salasin Project Director (413) 887-2000 Salasin Project Receives $127,000 grant from MA COVID 19 Survivor Trust Fund GREENFIELD, MA March 29, 2022 – The Salasin Project, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, recently received a $127,000 grant from the MA COVID-19 Survivor Trust Fund to expand its [...]

Please join West Region Self Advocacy during their 18th Annual Conference!

When: June 25, 2022 Where: Sheraton Hotel, Springfield MA Featuring keynote speaker, author and self-advocate Dr. Temple Grandin! About Dr. Temple Grandin, from West Region Self Advocacy’s Speaker Announcement: Dr. Grandin is a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior.  Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.  [...]

Greenfield Notebook: Feb. 11, 2022

Healing from Trauma support group offered GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project is providing a confidential support and discussion group that explores the impact of interpersonal violence and trauma on individuals. Participants will also examine how to identify ways to develop healthy intimacy and relationships. The group includes healing activities for the mind, body and spirit. An eight-week [...]

Building a new recovery coach program

BY SUE DALEY THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022 [...] In 2021, I was hired by the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium to serve as the first recovery coach supervisor for the Ware Regional Recovery Center. It is exciting to be helping to build a new recovery coach program in the Quaboag Hills Region. When [...]

Jan 5: Same Day Hiring Event with Home & Community Connections

Come join Home & Community Connections for their Same Day Hiring Event on January 5th! We'll be at 187 High St, Suite 202, in Holyoke from 10 AM to 2 PM. All levels of experience are welcome, with sign on bonuses for the following open positions! Program Manager positions: $1,000 after 60 days Program Supervisor [...]

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