skip to Main Content

Welcome to QHSUA

The Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance (QHSUA) is a diverse, dynamic group of individuals and organizations that have a keen interest in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery.

We believe that substance use and mental health disorders are preventable, treatable conditions and that recovery is possible. We value all pathways to recovery and respect the wisdom of lived experience.

In the rural Quaboag Hills geographic area, the Alliance works in close collaboration with many partners who live and work in communities at the margins of three Massachusetts Counties – Hampden, Hampshire and Worcester Counties.

We believe it’s up to all of us to make sure our youth have the best chance to become healthy adults and that support for individuals and families seeking recovery is widely available.

Check out the calendar of events for more information about our monthly meetings and the activities of our community partners.

Resources for Support

In an Emergency Call 911

MASS Recovery Helpline

MA Statewide Emergency Service/Crisis Line

Baystate Mary Lane Emergency Room

Baystate Wing Emergency Room

Ware Carson Center (Counseling)

Palmer Griswold Center (Counseling)

NA (Narcotics Anonymous)

AA (Alcoholics Anonymous)

Al-anon, Alateen

SAMHSA's National Hotline

Domestic Violence Hotline

Suicide Prevention Hotline

Trevor Project (LGBTQ Support)

866-488-7368 (24/7) or Text "Trevor" to 202-304-1200 (Restricted Hours)

Crisis Text Line

Text "Help" to 741-741

Resources for Support
IN AN EMERGENCY CALL 911

Join Our Cause

Prevention. Treatment. Recovery.

Upcoming Events

  • Monthly Meeting of QHSUA
    Mon December 16th 12:30- 2:00pm
    **Note Unusual Meeting Time for December**
    Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center, main conference room
  • Peer Recovery Center Working Group
    Wednesday December 4th 9:30-11:30am
    Baystate Mary Lane Outpatient Center, main conference room

Monthly Meeting of QHSUA

Monthly-Meetings

Our monthly meetings are free and open to anyone in the Quaboag Hills region with an interest in substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. We welcome your participation!

Our meetings are held on the 3rd Monday of the month from 8:15-9:45 AM in the Main Conference Room at Mary Lane Outpatient Center, 85 South Street in Ware, MA.

Maps & Directions to Mary Lane Outpatient Center

A typical meeting agenda includes updates and discussion about local and regional projects, ways to assess emerging trends or needs, and how we plan for and evaluate activities in the region. We discuss prevention work, local data, treatment resources and gaps in services, recovery supports, and activities such as outreach, fundraising and community education

We may have a guest speaker or ‘mini-training’ as part of the general meeting. At least once per year, we invite our state legislators to attend. We want them to better understand the region’s unique needs for policy and financial supports on substance use.

Check out the Agenda of our next upcoming meeting here Check out the Meeting Minutes from our previous meetings here