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Holyoke Recovery Out Loud

Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, 11am-2pm

The purpose of Recovery Out Loud is to bring ideas and the experience of mental health peer support to  those from many backgrounds.  We share the richness of our lived experiences, learn with and from each other, and connect with one another through peer support.  Lunch will be provided by the Springfield Recovery Center.

For flyer, click here

Ok to just show up.  All are welcome.

December 2019 Certified Peer Specialist Class

The Winter 2019 Certified Peer Specialist Class is now open for interviews in the CPS Portal.  An interview is required to apply for the class.  Please go to the CPS Training Page for more information and an application (if you cannot get it from the portal):

To go to CPS Training Page, click here

We hope for many applicants – it’s going to be a great class!

Certified Older Adult Peer Specialist Training

August 19-21, 2019

Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.

Pittsfield, MA

Deadline to Apply is: July 31, 2019

This training will prepare Certified Peer Specialists and Recovery Coaches, age 50+, to use their skills to work with older adults with mental health conditions.

For more information, click here

For application, click here

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

Steppingstone Inc. First Step Inn
Durfee St. Fall River, MAFall River

May 30

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