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 mcomerford@turley.com  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 Wing Hospital Awards $30,000 In Grants

By BusinessWest Staff June 17, 2022 PALMER —  Baystate Wing Hospital has announced an investment of $30,000 in grants to benefit local community-based nonprofit organizations. The grant awards were given to the Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation, the Quaboag Connector to support local transportation in the region, the Ware Fire Department to support Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and paramedic training, and to the Ware [...]

Building a new recovery coach program

BY SUE DALEY THE SENTINEL • THURSDAY, JANUARY 27, 2022 [...] In 2021, I was hired by the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium to serve as the first recovery coach supervisor for the Ware Regional Recovery Center. It is exciting to be helping to build a new recovery coach program in the Quaboag Hills Region. When [...]

Farmer’s market in Belchertown educates about Narcan

by: Kate Wilkinson Posted: Jul 25, 2021 / 05:51 PM EDT / Updated: Jul 25, 2021 / 06:39 PM EDT BELCHERTOWN, MASS. (WWLP) - A farmers market booth offering information and Narcan in Belchertown was met with resistance by some online, 22News discovered it’s starting a conversation that could save lives. “I was nervous for Sunday. I just saw the [...]

Baystate Wing Hospital Awards $30,000 in Grants to Address Substance-use Disorders

PICTURED: Community volunteers preparing for a local flower fundraiser to support the WRRC HealthCareNews.com 5/21/21 [...] Programs supported by the hospital’s grant investments include the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium ($22,000) and the Wilbraham Police Department ($8,000). The Western Massachusetts Training Consortium funding will help provide an enhanced recovery-support network to the region and [...]

Local health practice boosts community supports at peer recovery center

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mary Kate Farley The Consortium (413) 536-2401 x5511 mfarley@wmtcinfo.org Local health practice boosts community supports at peer recovery center Atkinson Family Practice sponsors Ware Regional Recovery Center to address opiate use. HOLYOKE, MA March 5, 2021 – Ware Regional Recovery Center (WRRC), a supported community of the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium [...]

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