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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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