Located in E101. Organizations from Western Massachusetts share space in the studio to provide additional support to GCC students. When the space is not in use by one of these organizations, students can feel free to use it for quiet study and reflection. During the fall and spring semesters, the following organizations are in residence.
First Wednesday of each month, 10am-noon
Dial Self offers services to young people related to foster care, housing security, food security, transportation needs, clothing needs, family mediation and more.
Voices From Inside
Every Monday, 10am-12:30pm
Voices From Inside staff or writing group participants will be available weekly to introduce women who struggle with addictions and/or who have been incarcerated to a writing method that fosters self-confidence and empowerment. As a primarily volunteer organization, they will offer students a vehicle for community engagement.
Every Wednesday, 12-3pm
The RECOVER Project is a peer-to-peer support program for adults in all stages of recovery. RP staff and peer members will be available to answer questions and offer support.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday at noon
The All Recovery meeting at is open to anyone who identifies as being in recovery. Organizers believe that everyone is recovering from something—childhood abuse, depression, domestic violence, and drug and alcohol abuse are some examples—and that lasting recovery happens in relationship. The All Recovery meeting is a place to share stories, and seek and receive support.
Refuge Recovery Meetings
Every Thursday, 12pm
Refuge Recovery is a mindfulness meditation recovery group. Participants will meditate for 20 minutes and read from the Buddhist-based book Refuge Recovery. The last 20 minutes of the meeting will involve optional sharing. This is an anonymous meeting and non-theistic.
GCC Wellness Center
Every Thursday, 11:30am-12pm
The GCC Wellness Center/Counseling Services provides information on various wellness topics. Students can also schedule individual appointments with the Learning Support Counselor. Stop by and introduce yourself—take charge of your college experience by choosing a path to wellness!