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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 by a group of agencies.   The Central MA RLCs is operated by The Transformation Center in partnership with the local peer support community.

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

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 and 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

MetroSuburban RLC

As of July 1, 2017 the Metro Suburban Recovery Learning Community divided up!   Each RLC region is now aligned with each DMH region.

Framingham and Canton areas are now part of Central MA RLC.

Quincy area is now part of Southeast RLC.

Waltham area is part of Northeast RLC.