The following is a media release from the City of Framingham posted on the City’s website.
FRAMINGHAM – Mayor Yvonne M. Spicer will issue a proclamation Tuesday, September 3, to recognize Recovery Month, which is September; light up City Hall with purple, the symbolic color of recovery, to recognize the month; and host a Community Conversation focused on Mental Healthcare in Framingham September 26.
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Recovery Month in September. Through the years, Recovery Month has promoted and supported new evidence-based treatment and recovery practices, the strong and proud recovery community, and dedication of service providers and community members across the nation who make recovery in all its forms possible.
“Framingham has taken up the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s mantel to make positive strides to create recovery support services that are more accessible so people can live meaningful and productive lives,” said Mayor Spicer “We are proud to join the voices for recovery because together we are stronger, and Framingham’s prevention- and recovery-oriented organizations have played an essential role to help countless people reclaim and rebuild their lives.”
The public is invited to a Community Conversation to discuss mental healthcare in Framingham Thursday, September 26 at 7 p.m. in Nevins Hall (150 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702). Together we will assess how mental health problems impact the Framingham community, explore opportunities for improvement, and learn about the many resources available in the Metrowest region.
Framingham is home to several Recovery Organizations.
Below is a sampling:
- Acadia Behavioral Health Associates
- Advocates Substance Abuse Services
- Advocates Outpatient Services Framingham
- Framingham Force
- Framingham Psychiatric Counseling Associates
- Genesis Counseling Services
- Metrowest Counseling Associates
- Metrowest Medical Center
- New England Aftercare Inc.
- South Middlesex Opportunity Council (SMOC)
- Tempo Young Adult Resource Center
- The Leggett Group
- United Way of Tri-County, Mass 211
- Wayside Youth and Family Counseling Services