Healing Communities Study Belchertown/Ware and health providers came together to reduce stigma around substance use disorders

WARE, Mass. (courtesy of WWLP, Kayleigh Thomas, Digital Reporter) – Reducing the stigma around those struggling with substance use disorders brought healthcare providers together Tuesday night. Dozens of doctors, pharmacists, nurses, and EMTs gathered Tuesday evening, to learn about anti-stigma messaging around substance use disorders. This is on the heels of a Healing Communities Study [...]

Bringing aWAREness to Recovery: Art Submissions

The Recovery Center of HOPE is excited to host its third annual "Brining aWAREness to Recovery: Celebrating Recovery Month and Overcoming Stigma" to be held at ArtWorks Gallery from August 31-September 17, 2023.  Please find information attached for artists to submit their entries online, either using the QR code on the attached flyer, or via [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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