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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.

I AM ONE SO I CAN ENCOURAGE THE TEENS IN MY LIFE TO MAKE HEALTHY CHOICES

Most Quaboag Hills Region students choose NOT to use substances and that number is growing EVERY YEAR. They are making the ONE CHOICE! No use of alcohol, nicotine, marijuana, or other drugs by youth under 21 for reasons of health and sharing that choice with their peers. Youth can feel alone when they choose to make healthy decisions like not using Alcohol or Vaping.

We can help. You are NOT ALONE.

 

Ware Regional Recovery Center

The Recovery Center of HOPE (Healing Ourselves with Peers Everywhere), the new name for the former Ware Regional Recovery Center, is committed to being a safe and welcoming space to cultivate recovery, support families and bring together the growing recovery community in 18 towns in the Quaboag Hills Region. The RCH will benefit people and families impacted by substance use as well as those who have lost a loved one to addiction. Offerings will include multiple pathways of recovery, health and wellness services, navigation to local resources and providers, recreation, education and employment assistance, group and family support, youth recovery, and other activities.  It plans to open the doors to its new location at 52 Main Street, Ware, in the fall of 2022.

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

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 currently held on the 2nd Monday of the month from 9:00 – 10:30 am via zoom:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82807700901?pwd=aDg5T1hVLzQ0TkNHSHZkSU9na2ZzUT09

Meeting ID: 828 0770 0901  |   Passcode: 563439

A typical meeting agenda includes updates and discussions 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