A Time for Hope and Healing – One Month Later

A service for hope and healing for those affected by the tragic events of the Boston Marathon will be held on May 15th at 100 Cummings Center, Suite 221-E, Beverly, MA, from 12:00 – 12:45 p.m.  This event is open to anyone interested in uniting with others for support and dealing with collective grief.   Please consider joining us.  Please RSVP 978-524-9510.

Got Voices? You’re Not Alone! New Ways of Effectively Coping w/ Hope!! Peer Support Group

Title: Got Voices? You’re Not Alone! New Ways of Effectively Coping w/ Hope!! Peer Support Group
Location: ILCNSCA OFFICE, 27 Congress Street, #107, Salem, MA
Description: When: Every 3rd Thursday of the month June 20th first day!
Where: Independent Living Center of North Shore & Cape Ann
27 Congress Street, Suite 107, Salem, MA
Time: 6:30 PM-8 PM
Although 1 in 10 people hear voices, many chose not to talk about them. A Hearing Voices Group is a place where people can meet to talk about their experiences without fear of judgment. It offers mutual support and friendship, with the opportunity to explore your experiences and also finding ways of coping with and learning strategies for dealing better with “extreme states of being.” Hearing Voices Network USA (www.hearingvoicesusa.org/) was founded in 2010 to change the assumptions made about these phenomenon, and does not “pathologize” hearing voices or other emotional states. Main stream psychiatry ideas about “hallucinations” are they are not real. The core idea of the Hearing Voices approach is that experiences people are having are happening to them. Become part of a worldwide movement which teaches new ways to cope (www.intervoiceonline.org).

For your questions contact Co-facilitators, Beth W, via email at: ewwhippiess30@gmail.com and Devon F, via email at: devonfowler36@gmail.com or
RSVP on line at:http://www.ilcnsca.org/events.php or call Angel at 978-741-0077.

Please request communications accommodations at least two weeks in advance. ILCNSCA is scent-free to accommodate persons with chemical sensitivities. Please refrain from wearing scents such as perfumes or scented clothing. At public events photographs and/or video may be taken for ILCNSCA publication. We will respect all requests to not be photographed, please inform us at time of RSVP or arrival.

Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2013-06-20
End Time: 20:00

Over the Rainbow Supper Club

The Over the Rainbow Coalition invites you to enjoy dinner and conversation for our LGBT elders and their allies. The Supper Club meets the 2nd Tuesday of every month at the House of Seven Gables.


Date: May 15, 2013

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 PM

Location: House of Seven Gables 115 Derby St. Salem, MA 01970



ILCNSCA is Saddened by Yesterdays Boston Marathon Tragedy

ILCNSCA sends its condolences and support to those directly affected by the tragedy yesterday. In this time of celebration during our Patriots Day/ Boston Marathon celebration we are in shock along with all of you. We send out our message of love and recovery to those who have been affected as well as offer our services as advocates for independent living to any who want our assistance. We also send our prayers to the victims and their families. Together we gain our strength and move forward.

A Special Educational Retreat in the knowledge commons by MRC Consumer Involvement Program

 The MRC Consumer Involvement Program

Invites you to a very special educational retreat in the knowledge commons

Featuring:    Charles Carr, MRC Commissioner

                      Joan Phillips, MRC VR Assistant Commissioner

                    Special guest Kathleen Kelly, Director of Transitional Services at the Northeast ARC.  Ms. Kelly has 25 years of experience developing programs that become models for success. 

                 EVENT:             District Consumer Advocacy Council Educational Retreat

                DATE:                 April 11th, 2013

                TIME:                  9:00AM – 4:30PM

                LOCATION:         Four Points by Sheraton

                 1125 Boston- Providence Turnpike,  Norwood, MA 02062

Join us as the MRC- VR North, South, and West DCAC come together to share ideas, knowledge, and resources in this public engagement retreat.

Reasonable accommodation and transportation requests must be made by Tuesday, April 2nd.  All participants should RSVP by Friday April 5th

 MRC provides reasonable accommodations to meeting participants with disabilities.  To RSVP, contact Lisa Weber via email at lisa.weber@massmail.state.ma.us or Theresa Casey by phone at (617) 204-3799.  To reach the Consumer Involvement Program, call (617)-204-3665.