53 Mill Street, Westfield, MA 01085 • 413.562.3627
Date:July 14th to September 1st, 2020.
Time:7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Have you experienced the loss of a loved-one from addiction? Grief and Loss Support Groups to begin on July 14, 2020,  via teleconference on Tuesdays and Thursdays weekly for several months (end date to be determined).

These online support groups are free of charge if you live in the Agawam, Blandford, Chester, Granville, Huntington, Russell, Southwick, Westfield or West Springfield area. Funding provided by a grant from Baystate Noble Hospital, and co-sponsored by CORE of Westfield and Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center.

To register, please email alally@genesisspiritualcenter.org OR for more information, please call Genesis at 413-562-3627 and ask for Annette.


Facilitated by:

Sister Madeleine Joy, SP

Sister Madeleine is the former Chaplin at Farren Care Center in Turners Falls and Mercy Medical Center in Springfield. She is specialized in Recovery Spirituality, Cancer Care, Grief and Loss and Long Term Mental Health and Addiction Care and Treatment. She is the facilitator of the 12-step Recovery Programs at Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center. Sister Madeleine Joy is committed to reducing the stigma of addiction. The American Medical Association has long classified addiction as a disease.


Cindy Marty Hadge, BS, CPS, IPS

Cindy Marty is a national trainer providing training on Intentional Peer Support, Alternatives to Suicide Group Facilitation, Issues of Substance Use, Unusual/ Extreme Experiences, and Trauma-Informed Approaches. Cindy is currently employed by The Western Mass Recovery Learning Community as a Lead Trainer and as a Jail-to-Community Bridger. Cindy has her own experience with extreme states, substance use and working a recovery program. She has also experienced the loss of loved ones, family members and friends to addiction and overdose.


It is the duty of every cultured man or woman to read sympathetically the scriptures of the world. If we are to respect others' religions as we would have them respect our own, a friendly study of the world's religions is a sacred duty.
- Mahatma Gandhi