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 [...]

Grant awards to support Franklin County nonprofits helping women

By SHELBY ASHLINE Staff Writer Published: 7/15/2020 1:39:53 PM A pair of $10,000 grants from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts will benefit two Franklin County organizations that seek to support low-income teens and currently or formerly incarcerated women. With the funding, The Salasin Project at 474 Main St. in Greenfield plans to intensify its work [...]

Local #MeToo Survivors Direct $45,000 in Grant Awards from the Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Kelley Bryant 413-529-0087 x113 kbryant@mywomensfund.org July 1, 2020 Springfield, Mass. (July 1, 2020). The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts has announced $45,000 in grant awards based on recommendations of a committee led by local survivors of sexual violence and harassment. The Women’s Fund employed a participatory process, convening a committee [...]

Confidential free help

Greenfield Recorder - Letter to the Editor Published: 4/21/2020 9:04:20 AM Thank you for sharing the letter from Mary Carey about the increased risk for domestic violence under the COVID-19 stay-at-home order. In addition to the critical support provided by NELCWIT, I am writing to let your readers know of another domestic violence resource in [...]

Welcome New Salasin Director, Becky Lockwood

We are thrilled to announce that Becky Lockwood has accepted the position as the Consortium’s new Salasin Project Director beginning on Monday January 27, 2020! Becky Lockwood comes to Salasin Project with nearly three decades of social services experience. In her most recent position, she worked with survivors of interpersonal violence providing support, counseling and [...]

Welcome New Salasin Director, Pam Fitzpatrick!

We are thrilled to announce that Pam Fitzpatrick has accepted the position as the Consortium’s new Salasin Project Director beginning on Monday August 27, 2018! Pam Fitzpatrick comes to Salasin Project with many years’ experience working in the social service field. In one of her more recent long-term positions, she worked as the Director in [...]

Welcome Alaina Mango, New Director of the Salasin Project!

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium Welcomes Alaina Mango, new Director of the Salasin Project! GREENFIELD, MA – Beginning on Monday November 20th, the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium welcomed a new Salasin Project Director, Alaina Mango. Alaina comes to the Salasin Project with ten years’ experience working with survivors of intimate partner violence to reach personal goals, [...]

Greenfield resident honored for work with disabled

Recorder Staff Monday, November 06, 2017 GREENFIELD — A regional nonprofit devoted to recognizing the work of those helping people with disabilities honored a Greenfield resident with her work for half a decade at The Salasin Project. Vickie Hutchison was one of a handful of individuals awarded honors by the Pioneer Valley-based Stavros, which selects [...]

The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium Proudly Congratulates the Salasin Project’s Vickie Hutchinson as the Winner of Stavros’ 2017 Paul Winske Access Award!

  OCTOBER 31, 2017 – HOLYOKE Every year Stavros, a local non-profit organization supporting people with disabilities, sends a survey to consumers asking for nominations of local organizations/people that really go the extra mile for the people they serve.  A dedicated group of staff and volunteers review the nominations and conduct site visits. The Western [...]

Dragon puppet show teaches Asian culture

By JOSHUA SOLOMON Recorder Staff Friday, June 16, 2017 GREENFIELD — Dragons from across Asia spoke to moms using the voices of a dozen or so kids. What was going on was, of course, a puppet show. Who was presenting? The children of the parents, who gathered in downtown Greenfield to watch a presentation three [...]

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