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A recovery place in Ware would be beneficial for the community and make it easier for people struggling with addiction to reach out for the help they need and deserve.” — A person in recovery

All Recovery Meetings are available each Tuesday at 3:00pm

WRRC Planning meetings occur 1st Wednesday of the month 9:30-11:30

Dear Community Partner,

Today, there is someone who is looking in a mirror and facing his or her addiction. This person needs your help to connect with resources that make a difference. People in recovery are our mothers, fathers, children, friends, co-workers and employees. We are people who want to thrive and are able to fully participate in our communities with your support. The Ware Regional Recovery Center (WRRC) is committed to being a safe and welcoming space to cultivate recovery, support families and bring together the growing recovery community in the region. Please help the WRRC develop and grow by becoming a partner and offering your support with a donation.

In a recent survey conducted in the region, it was clearly indicated that opening a peer recovery center is vital to the health of our community. Our area lacks a resource that can encourage, sustain and advocate with (and for) the recovery community and that can support much-needed transportation to connect people to services. As a project of the Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance, the WRRC plans to open a center in Ware and welcome 18 surrounding communities from three counties (please see our detailed list on the following page). The WRRC will benefit people and families impacted by substance use as well as those who have lost a loved one to addiction. Types of offerings endorsed by survey respondents 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. Peer Support Recovery Centers are a proven and successful model to meet the needs of people at all stages, and on any pathway, of recovery.

Together, we hope to coordinate town resources and collaborators in a centralized way to participate in the invaluable recovery support provided by the WRRC. With support from You, our next steps will be to secure a community space in a Ware downtown location that welcomes ALL in support of recovery.

We need your support to make this vision come alive! Please:

  • Join partners in signing the online petition of support;
  • Provide goods, services, or materials, volunteer, or donate financially – all donations are tax deductible and can be made online at https://qhsua.org/how-you-can-help/ or contact us for more information at (413) 277-5117.
  • Contact us for more information on dedicating a contribution on behalf of your business, organization, agency, municipality, or loved one.
  • Allow us to publicly acknowledge your support.
  • Follow, like and spread the word on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WareRRC.

On behalf of WRRC and the Quaboag Hills Substance Use Alliance, we thank you.

Abaigeal Duda, Peer Recovery Project Coordinator

The 18 Communities Served by the Ware Regional Recovery Center (WRRC)

  • Barre
  • Belchertown
  • Brimfield
  • Brookfield
  • East Brookfield
  • Hardwick
  • Holland
  • Ludlow
  • Monson
  • New Braintree
  • North Brookfield
  • Palmer
  • Spencer
  • Wales
  • Ware
  • Warren
  • West Brookfield
  • Wilbraham

If you would like to contribute financially to the effort, you can find the link online at https://qhsua.org/how-you-can-help/
OR please write a check made out the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, note WRRC on the memo line and mail to:

Quabbin Hills Substance Abuse Alliance
P.O. Box 455
Ware, MA 01082

Ware Regional Recovery Center Partners

  • Baystate Health
  • Town of Ware
  • Hampden County District Attorney’s Office
  • Northwestern District Attorney’s Office
  • Hampden County Sheriff’s Department
  • Hampshire County Sheriff’s Office
  • DART (Drug Addiction and Recovery Team)
  • Hampshire HOPE
  • Hamden County Addition Task Force (HCAT)
  • Ware Police Department
  • Quaboag Valley Community Development Corporation
  • Tapestry
  • The Nest – Honest Beginnings, Inc.
  • Western Massachusetts Training Consortium, Inc.
  • The Northampton Recovery Center
  • Behavioral Health Network, Inc.
  • Right Choice
  • Clean Slate
  • Adcare

If you would like to join the list of community partners supporting our community effort to launch the WRRC, please let us know and we can provide a template letter for your business, sticker with our logo. Please like and follow us on Facebook.