Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs)

Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs) are regional communities building resilience and recovery through peer-to-peer support among people with lived experience of psychiatric diagnosis, trauma or other extreme states.

RLCs are organized in a variety of resource centers and locations throughout the state.  The first RLCs in Massachusetts were opened in 2007 with funding from the MA Department of Mental Health.  Each RLC is peer-run and managed by a local non-profit organization or by a group of agencies.   The Central MA RLC is operated by The Transformation Center in partnership with the local peer support community.

Central MA Center

New LocationContact:  Brenda Vezina
209 Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA  01604

Telephone: (508) 751-9600
Fax: (508) 751-9601

Western MA RLC

Contact: Sera Davidow
187 High Street, Suite 303
Holyoke, MA 01040

Telephone: (413) 539-5941
Toll-Free: (866) 641-2853
Fax: (413) 536-5466

Northeast RLC

Contact: Helen Fontes
20 Ballard Road
Lawrence, MA 01843

Telephone (V/TTY): (978) 687-4288 ext. 149
Fax: (978) 689-4488

Contact: Paul Styczko
Metro Boston RLC
Solomon Carter Fuller Mental Health Center
85 E. Newton Street, Room G11
Boston, MA 02118

Phone: 617-305-9900
Fax: 617-305-9992

Contact: Sandra Whitney Sarles
45 Plante Road, Suite 119
Hyannis, MA  02601

Cell: 774-212-4519
Fax: 508-771-0226 (please call cell before faxing)