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CPS Interviews

Fall Certified Peer Specialist Training, Western MA

July 11th 5:00 deadline to schedule interviews

CPS Brochure

Schedule your interview for the Holyoke CPS Class in September

Multiple locations July 15 – August 1

Link to CPS Portal, eligiblity and application details on the CPS Page

MUCH Network

Massachusetts United for Connection & Healing

We are excited to promote our newest project funded by SAMHSA!

The MUCH Learning Collaborative is being directed by Jillian Aucoin.  Jillian has been coordinating outreach and producing newletters since MUCH was born at the Peer Support and Recovery Education Forum held last summer.

Link to more about MUCH

CPS Interviews Open! Western MA

Fall 2019 Certified Peer Specialist Training, Western MA

NEW!  CPS Brochure

Schedule your interview for the Holyoke CPS Class in September

  • July 15, 17, 24 in Framingham
  • July 16, 23 in Springfield
  • July 18, 22, August 1 in Worcester
  • July 25 in Roxbury
  • July 29, 30, 31 in Holyoke

Deadline to schedule:  July 11th 5:00pm

Link to CPS Portal, eligiblity and application details on the CPS Page

Recovery Outloud! Roxbury & Fall River

You are welcome at any ROL community event.

StepRox Recovery Support Center
9 Palmer Street, Roxbury, MA

May 27 and June 7
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Steppingstone Inc. First Step Inn
Durfee St. Fall River, MAFall River

May 30
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Feedback from ROL workshops:

  • Every step of the meeting made me feel welcome.
  • I learned that people have been through a lot things that I have experienced.
  • It was respectful of people’s self-determination.
  • I re-learned how to laugh.
  • I learned the we need to keep our minds active.
  • I learned that people care.

Statewide Calendar  for more peer support and recovery events

Film May 6 “Is Your Story Making You Sick?”

Kiva Center invitation to The Elm Draughthouse Cinema
35 Elm St.,  Millbury, MA

May 6th 6:00pm
A special screeming event with guests, food and music!

For as long as humans have existed they have told stories to each other and people have listened. But what about the stories we tell ourselves? 

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Trailer:  https://story.movie/#trailer

Join us after the film for a panel discussion and Q&A with special guests:
Dr. Mark Pirtle, Producer & Writer and
Nick Kelso, Impact Director of “Is Your Story Making You Sick?”

Musical performance prior to film screening
Refreshments available for purchase during the event

Find this and other events on our Statewide Calendar

VT Law School “Lawyer & Client Relations” Video

Panel presentation at “Solutions Conference” March 22, 2019

https://www.facebook.com/vermontlaw/videos/408492619708120/  (Valeria & Marcia at 35 min)

Valeria Chambers, Blacks United in Recovery and Community Voice Policy & Research Coordinator and Marcia Webster, Special Projects Coordinator and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, were invited to speak at the annual Vermont Law School conference.

The 2019 student-run conference was titled, “Mental Health and the Law: Helping Others While Healing Ourselves”.  VLS posted videos from the day, including a panel on Restorative Justice

https://livestream.com/vermontlawschool/events/8610646