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 [...]

Greenfield domestic violence vigil offers ‘survivor-centered space’

A woman photographs messages written on a T shirt at the Clothesline Project on the Greenfield Common Thursday evening. By BELLA LEVAVI Staff Writer GREENFIELD — In recognition of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, two Greenfield-based groups held a candlelight vigil on the common on Thursday to honor survivors, grieve the lives of [...]

Same Day Hiring Event with Home & Community Connections!

Come join Home & Community Connections for their Same Day Hiring Event on November 2! We’ll be at 187 High St, Suite 202, in Holyoke from 10 AM to 2 PM. This event will take place every first Wednesday of every month. All levels of experience are welcome. Direct Care Staff/Support Specialist positions have [...]

Art, Connectivity, and Community Bring ‘aWAREness’ to Recovery

Terri Thompson of The Consortium and Abaigeal Duda, Peer Recovery Project Coordinator for the Ware Regional Recovery Center (Recovery Center of H.O.P.E.). By Marcella Comerford, Reporter  September 8, 2022 WARE, MA – A show solely catering to the artworks of those in recovery does not show up often, yet the community impact [...]

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 [...]

OnBoard Matching Event draws organizations, individuals (photos)

L to R- Nicole Coakley from Springfield College, Patricia Caudle from CVS, Executive Director Kristel Applebee and Terrie Thompson from The Consortium, and Naftalia Anderson from the Ronald McDonald House at On Board- United Way of Pioneer Valley taking place at Valley Venture Mentors on Bridge St. in Springfield on December 7th. (Ed Cohen [...]

The Consortium Announces New Development Director

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Kristel Applebee Western Massachusetts Training Consortium (413) 536-2401 x3041 The Consortium Announces New Development Director Terrie Thompson is the Consortium’s New Director of Development HOLYOKE, MA November 9, 2021 – The Consortium is excited to announce it has a new Director of Development, A. Terrie Thompson. Terrie Thompson has joined [...]

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