MJD Foundation Members Participate in the 43rd Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Road Race

posted Mar 18, 2018, 5:16 AM by Anne Marie Corrieri

Members of the MJD Foundation were joined by runners from Pope Francis High School at yesterday's 43rd Holyoke St. Patrick's Day Road Race.

Michael's House Earns MASH & NARR Certifications

posted Mar 11, 2018, 2:35 PM by Anne Marie Corrieri

The Michael J. Dias Foundation is proud to share that Michael's House,  our intensive, spiritually based program that uses the 12 steps of recovery as the basis of the program, is both MASH and NARR certified.

According to their website MASH (Massachusetts Alliance of Sober Housing)exists to ensure and promote critical management, operational, and ethical standards of Sober Homes, as well as to promote technical assistance to new and existing homes. Our goal is to help create and foster a safe living environment for those with substance use disorders through an Alliance of Certified Sober Housing with empirically based recovery principles and practical standard.”

NARR (National Alliance of Recovery Residences) states on their website their mission is "to support persons in recovery from addiction by improving their access to quality recovery residences through standards, support services, placement, education, research and advocacy. We envision all persons in recovery from addiction having access to the recovery support they need to live happier, healthier lives. NARR values hope, compassion, respect, honesty, responsibility, and fairness."

Courtney Rex, Michael's House Program Director, explained the house first received certification from both agencies in 2015; and have been subsequently renewed for the last three years.

"We are not required to pursue these certifications, but the board believes it is important for our organization to be held accountable, and reflect specific standards in the field of recovery,” shared Rex.  “Recertification is required yearly. To attain recertification a foundation representative must attend a two day training, followed by a house inspection, completed by the each of the agencies."

Special Guest Shares Powerful Story at Michael's House

posted Feb 14, 2018, 7:10 AM by Anne Marie Corrieri

Guests at Michael's House had a special guest join them at yesterday's house meeting. Patti Ahern arrived with pizza and wings, spent time getting to know the men and shared her story of how she lost two of her children to heroin overdoses.
Thank you Patti for your kindness, compassion and for your strength to share your powerful story.

Christmas Celebrated at Michael's House

posted Dec 25, 2017, 5:01 AM by Anne Marie Corrieri

Tis the season for the annual Christmas gathering at Michael's House.  Current members of Michael's House hung ornaments on the Christmas tree in honor of those we have lost.  At the end of the celebration each each member also received a hoodie and gloves as a Christmas gift from the Michael J. Dias Foundation.

Journey to Recovery Video

posted Nov 10, 2017, 6:11 AM by Anne Marie Corrieri   [ updated Nov 10, 2017, 6:13 AM ]

This video highlights the journey for some of the men who have been guests at Michael's House - a 12-step sober living community run by the Michael J. Dias Foundation.  It is unscripted, real and very powerful- showing the highs and lows for those on the road to recovery .

Michael's House Guests Support Rays of Hope

posted Oct 24, 2017, 1:09 PM by Anne Marie Corrieri

On Sunday, October 22nd, the guests at Michael's House participated in the Rays of Hope Walk- raising $100 dollars, with the MJD Foundation matching the donation - for a total of $200 donated.

6th Annual MJD Foundation Fundraiser - October 21st

posted Oct 11, 2017, 1:45 PM by Anne Marie Corrieri   [ updated Oct 11, 2017, 1:46 PM ]

“What Parents Need to Know” Educational Forum- September 30th

posted Sep 11, 2017, 5:09 PM by Anne Marie Corrieri   [ updated Sep 11, 2017, 5:12 PM ]

Upcoming Events

posted Aug 24, 2017, 5:21 PM by Anne Marie Corrieri   [ updated Aug 24, 2017, 5:23 PM ]


1.  September 30th 1:00pm-4:00pm - “What Parents Need to Know” Educational Forum with Eric Stratton at Gremio Lusitano Club sponsored by the MJD Foundation and Ludlow CARES Coalition

2.  TBD Candlelight Walk to Remember Date in October to be Announced

3.  October 21st- 6th Annual Michael J. Dias Foundation Fundraiser Dinner at Gremio Lusitano Club


posted Jun 13, 2017, 1:59 PM by Anne Marie Corrieri

If you shop on Amazon please consider using amazonsmile to help support the Michael J. Dias Foundation. Click here for the direct link.

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