Data shows local opioid deaths soaring amid pandemic

By CHRIS LARABEE Staff Writer Published: 5/24/2022 5:15:26 [...] The Community Opportunity, Network, Navigation, Exploration and Connection Team (CONNECT) is a 24/7 rapid response team created by the Opioid Task Force and a partnership that includes The RECOVER Project, Tapestry, law enforcement from 30 area communities, the Children’s Advocacy Center of Franklin County and North [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Cultural Appreciation Day celebrated outside Franklin County Justice Center

By: WWLP Digital First, Sy Becker Posted: Oct 21, 2021 / 03:26 PM EDT / Updated: Oct 21, 2021 / 06:58 PM EDT GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Franklin County is so proud of the diversity of its courthouse personnel, they celebrated with a Cultural Appreciation Day. It’s not every day you hear the Libro Azul Latin Jazz and Salsa band [...]

Community agencies get trained to offer Strengthening Families Program

By CHRIS LARABEE Staff Writer, Greenfield Recorder Published: 6/18/2021 2:38:32 PM GREENFIELD — Local family-serving agencies and volunteers attended a three-day training session at The RECOVER Project last week to learn about the Strengthening Families Program. The program, run over seven weeks, focuses on building family relationships through topics such as stress, communication and love. [...]

New directors with The RECOVER Project, Consortium announced

Published: 8/27/2020 1:36:25 PM The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, which supports The RECOVER Project and The Salasin Project in Greenfield, is promoting Peggy Vezina, formerly the director of The RECOVER Project, to be the Consortium’s director of program and community development. Taking Vezina’s seat as RECOVER Project director is Abbi Cushing. [CONTINUE READING]

RECOVER Project holds annual vigil with safety precautions

Luminaries with the names of local people lost to the effects of addiction for International Overdose Awareness Day on Monday evening outside the RECOVER Project on Federal Street. By ANITA FRITZ Staff Writer Published: 9/1/2020 4:07:44 PM GREENFIELD – Sarah Ahern stood on Federal Street with several others on a recent cool summer night, [...]

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