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Recovery Learning Communities

Information about DMH Recovery Learning Communities

Recovery Learning Communities (RLCs) are consumer-run networks of self help/peer support, information and referral, advocacy and training activities. Training in recovery concepts and tools, advocacy forums and social and recreational events are all part of what goes on in a Recovery Learning Community.

The doors are open to all individuals with a serious mental illness. RLCs work collaboratively with mental health providers, other human service agencies and the community at large to forward the mission of community integration and respect for people with mental health conditions. RLC activities are designed to appeal to the range of people in the community, including people of all racial and ethnic backgrounds and people of all co-occurring disabilities. RLCs are for everyone.

DMH Recovery Learning Community Directories

Central Area

Central Mass RLC/Kiva Center
209 Shrewsbury Street Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: 508-751-9600
Fax: 508-751-9601

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Western Mass. RLC
Western Massachusetts Training Consortium
187 High Street, Suite 303 Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413 539-5941
Toll free 866-641-2853
Fax: 413 536-5466

On the Web:


Northeast RLC
Northeast Independent Living Program
20 Ballard Road Lawrence, MA 01843
Phone: 978-687-4288 (V/TTY)
Fax: 978-689-4488

On the Web:


Metro Boston RLC
Solomon Carter Fuller Center
85 E. Newton Street, Ground Floor Boston, MA 02118
Phone: 617-305-9976

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SERLC Director: Sandra Whitney Sarles
c/o 45 Plant Road 
Suite 119
Hyannis, MA 02601 
Cell:(774) 212-4519

The Southeast RLC has teams in five locations: Fall River, Taunton, Brockton, Hyannis and Quincy.

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