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Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition and Lighthouse, a Program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., Honor Price Rite, Boston Road, Springfield, MA at the Statehouse in Boston

LH- MCCOn Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Price Rite was one of 28 companies honored at the Statehouse in Boston for choosing to diversify their workforce by employing residents of the Commonwealth, who have mental illness, with the support of Clubhouse employment and recovery centers, funded by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

The event, organized by the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition (MCC), a non-profit organization, took place in the Great Hall.   Alda Coelho from State Representative Angelo Puppolo’s office presented the award to Price Rite, Boston Road, Springfield for being an excellent employer.  Price Rite has partnered with Lighthouse for over 4 years and currently employs 5 clubhouse members and also reaches out to Lighthouse regularly when the store has a need for additional staff.  The management of Price Rite have said that Lighthouse provides quality, dedicated employees and that clubhouse staff are a pleasure to work with, responding quickly with good candidates to fill their staffing needs.

Lighthouse, a program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., is providing support to over 260 members annually as they work to re-gain their footing and gain employment, complete their education and live successfully in the community with support.

Employers were selected for recognition because they have done an exceptional job in creating a welcoming and diverse workforce.  DMH funded Clubhouses serve over 7,000 residents of the Commonwealth annually, providing services designed to help “members” all of whom have mental illness, live successfully in the community, gaining a welcoming, productive place to come to during the day, and assistance in gaining employment, an education, housing, dual recovery, peer and wellness supports.

Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition and Star Light Center, a Program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., Honor The Department of Mental Health-Northampton Area Office at the Statehouse in Boston

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On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, The Department of Mental Health-Northampton Area Office was one of 28 companies honored at the Statehouse in Boston for choosing to diversify their workforce by employing residents of the Commonwealth, who have mental illness, with the support of Clubhouse employment and recovery centers, funded by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

The event, organized by the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition (MCC), a non-profit organization, took place in the Great Hall.  State Representative Ellen Story presented the award to Carol Pacinella and The Department of Mental Health Northampton Area Office for their excellence as employers of clubhouse members.   DMH Northampton Area Office currently employs 2 clubhouse members as receptionists.  Their team has been very supportive and enthusiastic employers, and they truly understand the process of recovering from mental illness. Human Resources Unlimited, which operates Star Light Center, counts on business leaders like Ms. Pacinella and her team, to provide employment opportunities to those working on their recovery and are thankful for their leadership in helping so many on their journey.

Star Light Center, a service of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., is providing support to over 200 members annually as they work to re-gain their footing and gain employment, complete their education and live successfully in the community with support.

Employers were selected for recognition because they have done an exceptional job in creating a welcoming and diverse workforce.  DMH funded Clubhouses serve over 7,000 residents of the Commonwealth annually, providing services designed to help “members” all of whom have mental illness, live successfully in the community, gaining a welcoming, productive place to come to during the day, and assistance in gaining employment, an education, housing, dual recovery, peer and wellness supports.

Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition and Forum House, a Program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., Honor Friendly’s of the Westfield Shops at the Statehouse in Boston

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On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Friendly’s of the Westfield Shops was one of 28 companies honored at the Statehouse in Boston for choosing to diversify their workforce by employing residents of the Commonwealth, who have mental illness, with the support of Clubhouse employment and recovery centers, funded by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

The event, organized by the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition (MCC), a non-profit organization, took place in the Great Hall.   Chris Power from Senator Donald Humason’s office presented the award to Friendly’s of the Westfield Shops for being an excellent employer.  Forum House has built a strong partnership with Friendly’s, and the store currently employs 2 clubhouse members.  Store Manager Mario Scorza has been so pleased with those he has hired that he is talking with Forum House about the possibility of hiring additional members when the weather gets warmer.  Mr. Scorza has also joined the Forum House Advisory Board which helps to expand opportunities and connect the clubhouse more deeply in our community.

Forum House, a program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., is providing support to over 180 members annually as they work to re-gain their footing and gain employment, complete their education and live successfully in the community with support.

Employers were selected for recognition because they have done an exceptional job in creating a welcoming and diverse workforce.  DMH funded Clubhouses serve over 7,000 residents of the Commonwealth annually, providing services designed to help “members” all of whom have mental illness, live successfully in the community, gaining a welcoming, productive place to come to during the day, and assistance in gaining employment, an education, housing, dual recovery, peer and wellness supports.

 

Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition and Berkshire Pathways, a program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., honor Big Y Foods of Great Barrington at the Statehouse in Boston

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On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Big Y Foods of Great Barrington was one of 28 companies honored at the Statehouse in Boston for choosing to diversify their workforce by employing residents of the Commonwealth, who have mental illness, with the support of Clubhouse employment and recovery centers, funded by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

The event, organized by the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition (MCC), a non-profit organization, took place in the Great Hall.   Senator Benjamin Downing presented the award to Big Y Foods of Great Barrington for being an excellent employer.  Berkshire Pathways has built a strong partnership with Big Y Foods of Great Barrington over the last year, and the store currently employs 2 clubhouse members. Big Y Foods has been tremendously supportive of clubhouse members and as employers, the company promotes respect, hard work and team spirit.

Berkshire Pathways, a program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., is providing support to over 100 members annually as they work to re-gain their footing and gain employment, complete their education and live successfully in the community with support.

Employers were selected for recognition because they have done an exceptional job in creating a welcoming and diverse workforce.  DMH funded Clubhouses serve over 7,000 residents of the Commonwealth annually, providing services designed to help “members” all of whom have mental illness, live successfully in the community, gaining a welcoming, productive place to come to during the day, and assistance in gaining employment, an education, housing, dual recovery, peer and wellness supports.

Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition and Tradewinds, a Program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., Honor Harrington HealthCare System at the Statehouse in Boston

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Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition and Tradewinds, a Program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., Honor Harrington HealthCare System at the Statehouse in Boston

On Tuesday, March 29, 2016, Harrington HealthCare System was one of 28 companies honored at the Statehouse in Boston for choosing to diversify their workforce by employing residents of the Commonwealth, who have mental illness, with the support of Clubhouse employment and recovery centers, funded by the Department of Mental Health (DMH).

The event, organized by the Massachusetts Clubhouse Coalition (MCC), a non-profit organization, took place in the Great Hall.  State Representative Peter Durant presented the award to Edward Moore, CEO and President, of Harrington HealthCare System for being an excellent employer.  Harrington has been a very active employer for Tradewinds Clubhouse for more than ten years and currently employs two clubhouse members.  Additionally, six members of Tradewinds volunteer at the hospital.  One of the current volunteers said, “I like working at Harrington because it gives me purpose and helps to increase my job skills. I am happy that the hospital has given me the opportunity to work and I am glad that they are satisfied with my performance”.

Tradewinds, a program of Human Resources Unlimited, Inc., is providing support to over 125 members annually as they work to re-gain their footing and gain employment, complete their education and live successfully in the community with support.

Employers were selected for recognition because they have done an exceptional job in creating a welcoming and diverse workforce.  DMH funded Clubhouses serve over 7,000 residents of the Commonwealth annually, providing services designed to help “members” all of whom have mental illness, live successfully in the community, gaining a welcoming, productive place to come to during the day, and assistance in gaining employment, an education, housing, dual recovery, peer and wellness supports.

Progress in Ending Homelessness Celebrated!

On Friday, March 4, 2016,  close to 200 people gathered at Holyoke Community College to mark the region’s progress in ending homelessness. Read more about it here.

Lighthouse Celebrates 30 Years featuring Danielle Goodwin

To read Danielle’s Inspiring story at Pioneer Valley Financial Group follow the link below:

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Lighthouse 30th Anniversary celebration

Celebrating 30 Years of Service 1985 – 2015

You are cordially invited to celebrate

Lighthouse’s 30th anniversary.
Friday, October 9th, 2015 from 4-7PM
At the Springfield Technical Community College
“Top of our City Conference Room”
There will be dinner, speakers and various raffle prizes.

Cost is $5 for members and $10 for all other’s
RSVP by 9-25-15 (413)736-8974
With your choice of beef, chicken or veggie lasagna

Light Your Path to Recovery – A Walk to Raise Awareness

Friday, October 2, 2015
at 6:00 PM
Star Light Center
251 Nonotuck Street
Florence, MA 01062
413-586-8255

Walk Begins at Star Light Center and proceeds to the Florence Civic Center and loops back to SLC
Reception to follow featuring recovery stories and remarks from State Rep. Ellen Story.
Chance to win Door Prizes -Must be present to win