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Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs)

Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs) are regional communities building resilience and recovery through peer-to-peer support among people with lived experience of psychiatric diagnosis, trauma or other extreme states.

RLCs are organized throughout the state in a variety of resource centers and locations.  The first RLCs in Massachusetts were opened in 2007 with funding from the MA Department of Mental Health.  Each RLC is peer-run and managed by a local non-profit organization or collaboration of agencies.   The MetroSuburban and Central MA RLCs are operated as part of The Transformation Center.

RLC Outcomes Study released by UMass

 

Central MA RLC@Kiva Center Website

Calendar    MeetUp    Facebook

New LocationContact:  Brenda Vezina
209 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA  01604

Telephone: (508) 751-9600
Fax: (508) 751-9601
info@centralmassrlc.org

MetroSuburban RLC  Website   Facebook 

Contact: Eve Atton
460 Quincy Avenue
Quincy, MA 02169

Telephone: (617) 472-3237
Toll-Free: (888) 752-5510
Fax: (617) 786-7513
info@metrosubrlc.org 

Western MA RLC Website  Facebook   Calendar

Contact: Sera Davidow
187 High Street Suite 303
Holyoke, MA 01040

Telephone: (413) 539-5941
Toll-Free: (866) 641-2853
Fax: (413) 536-5466
info@westrnmassrlc.org

Northeast RLC Website  April Calendar

Contact: Helen Fontes
20 Ballard Rd
Lawrence, MA 01843

Telephone (V/TTY): (978) 687-4288 ext. 149
Fax: (978) 689-4488
hfontes@nilp.org

Metro-Boston RLC Website

Calendar Links:

*Boston Resource Ctr *Peer Education Resource Ctr *Cambridge/Somerville Ctr *Hope Center

Contact: Paul Styczko
Metro Boston RLC
Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center
85 E. Newton Street, Room G11
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-305-9991
Fax: 617-305-9992
info@BostonResourceCenter.org

Southeastern MA RLC Website

Calendar Links: *Brockton *Fall River  *Hyannis  *New Bedford  *Plymouth *Taunton

Contact: Sandra Whitney Sarles
P.O. Box 897
9 Market Place
South Dennis, MA  02660

Phone: 508-642-0022
Cell: 774-212-4519
Fax: 508-760-4046 (please call cell before faxing)

info@southeastrlc.org
sandra.whitney-sarles@bmc.org