Transformation Center


Voicing lived experience...Generating mental health wellness through community, policy, training and peer support

Blacks United in Recovery

BUR is a state-wide advocacy and policy development network for Blacks and African Americans seeking recovery from mental health, trauma and substance use related challenges.

BUR Forum November 21st:  From Surviving to Thriving

The 2nd Annual “Blacks United in Recovery Statewide Networking Forum and Celebration” is a day long interactive workshop event for those who identify as Black or African American and can relate to emotional health, addictions or trauma issues.



Monday November 21, 2016   9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m
The Boston Foundation
75 Arlington St # 1000, Boston, MA 02116
(Green Line, Arlington T Stop or pay $ park for the day)

Enjoy lunch, snacks and a “quiet pause room”

Registration required

Please refrain from wearing scented products for the safety of those who have adverse reactions to them. Please No strong scents such as perfume, cologne, lotions/oils, etc.

About Chemical & Scent Sensitivity including ways to reduce your use of scents

The Transformation Center strives to make all spaces accessible to all. This includes (but is not limited to) avoiding the use of scented products as much as possible, using wheelchair accessible spaces, and scheduling interpreters and groups in other languages (adapted from Western MA RLC Guiding Principles).


The first BUR Celebration and Forum was held November 12, 2015 in Dorchester, MA.  It was an historic gathering of people who identify as African American or Black and have experienced racism or marginalization, violence, severe emotional distress, trauma or substance use challenges.  2015 Forum & Celebration Flyer

Call or email Valeria to share your experiences of peer support and learn about upcoming Blacks United in Recovery events and opportunities for advocacy.


Valeria Chambers
98 Magazine St.
Roxbury, MA, 02119
(617) 442-4111 ext 322
Toll Free: (877) 769-7693
Fax: (617) 442-4005