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Massachusetts United for Community and Healing “MUCH”
A network to connect advocacy, education, policy, and peer support 

Download the November Newsletter!  Featuring events, trainings and the creative work of

Johan DiGregorio and Jeff Adams


Go to Facebook to share your vision of MUCH!

Appreciation to the peer specialists across the state who have supported MUCH’s mission to Build, Heal, Connect across Massachusetts since our beginnings at the June CPS Forum.

MUCH Newsletter

Massachusetts United for Community and Healing “MUCH”
A network to connect advocacy, education, policy, and peer support 

Download the 1st edition of our Newsletter!

Feature article by Vesper Moore “Building Commentates of Healing Through Collectively Decolonizing of Society”


Thanks to the 60+ people who joined the MUCH picnic September 15 to support our mission to Build, Heal, Connect across Massachusetts.

Want to know more?

Join our conference call 5:30pm 1st Tuesday of each month 508-556-4226

MUCH Letter of Invitation


MUCH Kick-off Picnic! Worcester Sept 15th

Massachusetts United for Community and Healing “MUCH”
A network to connect advocacy, education, policy, and peer support 

Join us for a picnic style lunch to support our mission to Build, Heal, Connect across Massachusetts.  Enjoy connecting with others in the peer support movement through conversation, games and food.  Share what you would like to see happen with this network and find out what MUCH has already begun!

Dean Park is a family friendly location with many places to walk and things to do, so make sure to wear your sneakers or bring a blanket to lay out in the grass!


MUCH Letter of Invitation

Thur Sept 6th Interview Request Deadline

CPS Training in Central MA

To be considered for the for the Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) training starting in October you must request an interview.

Email to schedule an interview

Deadline:  Thursday September 6th

• Age is 18 or over,
• A high school diploma or a GED or HiSET certificate,
• History of psychiatric diagnosis, or experience with emotional distress or trauma resulting in significant life disruption and
• Willingness to share your recovery story

More about the CPS Training Program


Support for Opioid Recovery

August 16, StepROX Recovery Center

Governor Baker and Scott Francis at the signing of the CARE Act.   Legislation was signed that aims to improve access to substance use treatment, prevent opioid misuse and expand opioid addiction education.

Link to a summary of what the new law includes



August 22nd – BUR & Friends

3rd Annual Blacks United in Recovery

Blacks Addressing Mental Health and Healing to Impact Research, Policy and Practice


A community networking event for Black Affinity group members, Friends & Allies

Bruce Bolling Building, 6th Floor
2300 Washington Street (Across from Dudley Sq. Station)
Roxbury, MA
Location is wheelchair accessible.   This is a scent-free event.

You must register ahead!   Link:

About BUR… 

Kiva CMRLC Hiring in Worcester!

ZIA Access Center Peer Mentor

Peer Mentors are individuals who have experience with receiving a mental health diagnosis and share this experience with the young adults (ages from 16 to 22) they support. We prefer that the Peer Mentor is a young adult themselves.  The Peer Mentor is a full-time position supporting ZIA Access Center’s daily operations within the Kiva Center  and the Bridge of Central Mass.  Job description and Application (PDF or Word).

Interested parties should contact Vesper Moore at the Zia Access Center at 508-751-9600, Fax 508-751-9601 or, by Friday, August 24th.

Administrative Support Staff – Part-time

Responsible for maintaining all needed supplies, equipment and services for office and programs.  Responsible for submitting time sheets, consultant vouchers, and reimbursement forms on a weekly basis.  Handles typical office duties as filing, making sure all forms needed are available, answering phones and making necessary calls as needed. A thorough understanding of Excel and Microsoft programs mandatory.   Job Description and Application (PDF or Word).

Interested parties should contact Donna Macomber-Cassidy at the Kiva Center at 508-751-9600 or via email at The fax number is 508-751-9601.

Go to Peer Support Jobs for openings across the state