Greater Worcester Gives

    Greater Worcester GIVES is a ONE DAY community-wide online giving challenge hosted by the Greater Worcester Community Foundation which seeks to inspire as many people as possible to support local nonprofit organizations during a 24-hour period. The goal of the challenge is to raise unrestricted dollars for the nonprofit organizations that serve our communities. The […]

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    The Glue Factory will perform in concert to benefit The SHINE Initiative’s Quarter Mile campaign

    The Glue Factory will perform in concert to benefit The SHINE Initiative’s Quarter Mile campaign on April 25th at the Bull Run, Shirley MA.   When the employees of Fidelity Bank created the “Quarter Mile” campaign in 2009 on behalf of the SHINE Initiative, it was introduced to coincide with national Mental Health Month. Bank […]

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    Mental Health conferees are urged to ask ‘are you OK?’

    “Are you OK?”   was the simple but powerful message delivered by keynote speaker Kevin Hines (below) to an audience of 300 people at the March 27th Mental Health Awareness Conference co-hosted by the SHINE Initiative and Mount Wachusett Community College, and also sponsored by Heywood Hospital. Listening with raptor as Kevin spoke were, left to […]

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    Mental Health Month event will showcase ‘Who Cares About Kelsey?’ documentary

    The SHINE Initiative is pleased to join with Senator Jennifer Flanagan and numerous mental health professionals, advocates, educators and community partners in welcoming the community to attend a special event to signal the start of national Mental Health Month. This year’s awareness event will be held on May 1st at Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School […]

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    Thank you, Worcester Sharks, for “shining your light on mental illness.”

    The Worcester Sharks have joined the conversation about mental illness On March 13th the SHINE Initiative’s executive director Paul Richard, and Mike Myers, senior director of business & community development for the Worcester Sharks, were featured guests on the morning show on WTAG Radio (580Am). During a 30-minute conversation with host Walter Bird, Jr., (senior […]

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    SHINE Initiative reaches milestone

    This spring will mark the 10th anniversary of the SHINE Initiative. During the next several months special celebratory events will be featured. (Be sure to check this page regularly for announcements and details).

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    “Keep Your Mind Open”

    On October 23rd, 2013, the SHINE Initiative’s 7th annual “Keep Your Mind Open” signature fundraiser was held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Leominster MA. Since 2007 this event has raised more than $300,000 to support mental health education, research and services. Our most recent Keep Your Mind Open saluted the efforts of young […]