Located in E101 • (413) 775-1819
GCC is just one of the many resources this community has to offer. We understand that a network of support is necessary for an individual to achieve goals and create sustainable changes in life.
Organizations from Western Massachusetts share space in the studio during fall and summer semesters 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. The studio features a Netflix-enabled television, printer and laptop for student use, and helpful reading material and information.
Resource Studio services are available to current students at no cost.
Student use of services and any information a student shares in meetings will be treated with strict confidentiality.
Every Tuesday and Wednesday, 12-1pm
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.
Every Wednesday, 1-3pm
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.
Community Support Student Intern
The intern is available to offer information about the resources available in the studio, and to provide peer support as you navigate the challenges of juggling academics and inevitable outside stressors.
GCC Wellness Center
Every Thursday, 11am-1pm
The Wellness Center/Counseling Services provides information on various wellness topics including stress reduction, time management, relaxation strategies and mental health needs, and can make referrals to community organizations. 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!
CHD Recovery Coaching
Every Thursday, 11am-12pm
A recovery coach is a personal guide who can help you remove obstacles and barriers that may be in between you and your personal recovery from alcoholism and/or addiction. They use his or her lived experience to help you navigate different community resources. From attending events, or simply talking about recovery, a coach will be there to help in any way possible.
Western Mass Recovery Learning Community
Every Friday, 9am-12pm
Traumas, disrupting life events, strong emotional surges and altered states of consciousness can be scary events. The Recovery Learning Community is a place where people with lived experience come together to help support one another through difficult times. They may be challenging and even life altering, but you don’t need to feel alone. The RLC offers 1:1 peer support, alternative healing practices such as yoga, acupuncture, creative expression groups, etc. and unique groups such as Alternatives to Suicide and Healing Voices. All free. Come and meet with a member of the RLC community to learn more about these resources and have a cup of tea. Journal materials and collage materials always available. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There are many self-help resources available at the Wellness Center website. In addition, we recommend:
Capacitype is an online recovery resource database which provides a map-like interface for finding specific resources related to alcohol, substance, or mental health support and recovery services.
Referral to basic needs and social service agencies.
Regional organization providing information on overdose prevention, recovery services, local resources, and tips for loved ones.