$127K grant to support extra housing advocate for domestic abuse victims

Becky Lockwood, director of the Salasin Project in Greenfield, talks with Individual and Family Support Advocate Jill Predmore. STAFF PHOTO/PAUL FRANZ By MARY BYRNE Staff Writer Published: 5/13/2022 3:07:35 PM Modified: 5/13/2022 3:05:57 PM GREENFIELD — A local program aimed at supporting survivors of domestic abuse has been awarded $127,000 to continue its [...]

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 [...]

Salasin Project Receives $127,000 grant from MA COVID 19 Survivor Trust Fund

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Becky Lockwood, Salasin Project Director (413) 887-2000 Salasin Project Receives $127,000 grant from MA COVID 19 Survivor Trust Fund GREENFIELD, MA March 29, 2022 – The Salasin Project, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, recently received a $127,000 grant from the MA COVID-19 Survivor Trust Fund to expand its [...]

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 [...]

Family support agencies team up for ‘Community Baby Shower’

By MARY BYRNE Staff Writer Published: 9/28/2021 3:29:30 PM GREENFIELD — A coalition of family support agencies is hosting a “Community Baby Shower” at Court Square on Saturday, Oct. 2, to help families navigate the resources available to The baby shower, hosted by the Franklin County Perinatal Support Coalition, will take place next to the [...]

Sheriff’s office gets $2.6M grant to expand addiction treatment in jail

The Franklin County Jail and House of Correction in Greenfield. By DOMENIC POLI Staff Writer Published: 9/17/2021 5:03:16 PM GREENFIELD — Franklin County Sheriff Christopher Donelan announced Friday his office was awarded a $2.6 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration to fund for five years a project to assist [...]

Salasin Project Receives Additional Funding from Western MA Women’s Fund #MeToo Grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Becky Lockwood, Salasin Project Director Email: blockwood@wmtcinfo.org Salasin Project Receives Additional Funding from Western MA Women’s Fund #MeToo Grants GREENFIELD, MA July 16, 2021 – The Salasin Project in Franklin County, a program of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, has received $10,000 from the Women’s Fund of Western MA to sustain [...]

Greenfield Notebook: March 2, 2021

Support group offered for caregivers GREENFIELD — The Salasin Project and The RECOVER Project are sponsoring a virtual support group for caregivers who have experienced domestic violence, substance use and/or recovery. The group has open enrollment, so there is no deadline by which to sign up. The Nurturing Program for Families in Substance Abuse Treatment [...]

Women’s Fund of Western Mass to award $250K to organizations that assist women

by: Sofía Hernández Carrillo Posted: Feb 2, 2021 / 12:38 PM EST / Updated: Feb 2, 2021 / 12:38 PM EST (Photo Credit: Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts) SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts (WFWM) announced different upcoming grant opportunities, with up to $250,000 available for organizations that serve women and girls in Berkshire, [...]

Mayor’s task force focusing on rise in domestic violence during pandemic

[CONTINUE READING]...“Advocates can help you to think about your personal situation and work with you to create a safety plan,” the statement reads, adding that a safety plan is a personalized, practical plan that identifies ways to remain safe while in a relationship, whether you are planning to stay or leave. “It may include telling [...]

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