FRAMINGHAM – The South Middlesex Opportunity Council, in partnership with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, will be opening a new recovery support center in Framingham on Monday, July 20.
The Center will be located at 19 Concord Street, within walking distance to the MBTA commuter rail station, and the intersection of Route 135/126.
Due to the pandemic, the Center site has been closed only providing peer recovery coaching and groups remotely.
As part of the Governor’s Phase II the Center is now allowed to open within very stringent parameters.
Starting Monday, July 20, the Center will be open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. The number is 508-424-2520.
Staff will begin to conduct daily workshops limited to 10 people including staff.
Initially workshops will include existing SMOC Residential Recovery programs. Over time the Center will broaden participation.
Staff are available to answer any questions and support remotely.
The Center will provide:
- Peer-to peer recovery services offer emotional support by demonstrating empathy, care and concern that bolster one’s self-esteem and confidence.
Peer leadership, mentoring or coaching, spiritual and faith-based support, and peer-led support groups are examples of peer-to-peer recovery opportunities that will be available at the center
- Informational support: Sharing knowledge and information on accessing and obtaining services and recovery support is a key component of the center. Workshops will be held that teach and enhance skills such as parenting, job readiness, stress management, educational assistance, and health and wellness seminars.
- Advocacy support: Concrete assistance to help accomplish tasks will be provided. This may include things like filling out various types of benefit applications, preparing for housing and/or job search, and transportation to support groups and appointments.