The Recover Project on Federal Street in Greenfield.

Staff Writer

Published: 3/28/2020 7:00:16 AM

…“Folks in early recovery really need the connection. And, these folks don’t have access to a lot of the online meetings that are going on,” said Peggy Vezina, program director at the RECOVER Project. The nonprofit Federal Street program provides a slew of social services and meets the physical needs of those who have nothing — “Bus passes. Socks. Gloves. Water. Small bottles of hand sanitizer. We’ve taken a giant step backward in terms of stigma. This population has been largely ignored in all of the efforts to keep people safe.”