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Community Voice Gatherings April & May

Boston comments inspire the remaining CVGs!

“Peer Support: A Profession on the Move Making Waves Toward the Future”

Registration  for one or all of the last gatherings!

April 28 in South Hadley flyer
May 6 in Haverhill flyer
May 13 in Arlington flyer (ASL interpreters requested)

Flyer for all gatherings

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the vibrant discussion in Boston on March 31st:
  • I valued the sensitivity and inclusion of the group.
  • I appreciated both breakout groups and thinking together about recruitment and retention…
  • I valued meeting others that are passionate about coming together to discuss mental health and substance abuse. 
  •  I valued the input of many diverse voices. Thinking strategically about how we’d like the peer support profession to progress.
  • Great list generated for proposed 2017 conference.

MA Leadership Academy Graduates 2016

Thank you and Best Wishes!

The 3-day MLA “Your Voice in Health and Community” was held March 22-24 at Edwards House, a gracious oasis on the edge of Framingham.   Despite a weather delay, twenty-four participants came together for the first time as advocates for peer support and recovery.

Thanks to each of you for a remarkable gathering of voices, hearts, advocates and weavers of the web of healthy communities in MA!

Community Voice Worcester Success!

Next Gathering is in Boston

Flyer Thursday, March 31, SEIU 1199 Union Hall, 150 Mt. Vernon St., Dorchester

Western April 28 flyer
Northeast May 6 flyer
MetroSuburban May 13 flyer (Arlington Public Library confirmed)

Flyer for all gatherings
Registration for any and all

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the vibrant connections and rich discussion in the Central MA CVG on March 17.  A few comments:
  • I appreciated the opportunity… to share a renewed sense of purpose.
  • I valued the diversity of opinions!
  • I would like to see events of this sort more often.
  •  Suggestion for future gatherings: How to combat stigma around identity issues.

Annual Celebration THANK YOU!

The Transformation Center’s 2016 Celebration was

…beyond words.   Our organization is more joyful and more focused thanks to this amazing community.

Your inspiration, courage, hope, wisdom, humor, determination and wildly diverse spirits will stay with us across the state – at peer support gatherings, concerts, banks, gardens, the statehouse, neighborhoods…  Looking forward to the next encounter.

Photo gallery coming soon

MLA Applications Closed

The Massachusetts Leadership Academy

The application period has ended for the MLA training “Your Voice in Health and Community” being held March 21-23, 2016.

Applicants will be notified of his/her acceptance status by the end of the day Monday March 7th.