Diversity, Inclusion & Racial Equity at Open Sky

Open Sky is built on a foundation of strong community relationships and values of inclusion, opportunity, diversity and justice. For decades we have dedicated ourselves to create “safe spaces” for ALL people in our community and now more than ever we must stay together to support one another and strive to do better.

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COVID Rental Assistance

We are happy to announce that Open Sky has a limited amount of rental assistance funding available to help people who have experienced financial hardship due to COVID and who meet specific qualifications.

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Safe Homes 25th Anniversary

The virtual Safe Homes Gala took place on April 9th, and hundreds of supporters joined us live to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Safe Homes! If you missed the live event you can watch the recording right here. 

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The Bridge Training Institute

April 16, 2021

Supervising Peer Support Professionals

April 22, 2021

DBT Individual Therapy Part 5 of 6

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COVID UPDATES

COPING DURING COVID

New Episodes Released!

We are delighted to announce the release of the third set of episodes in our video series, Coping during COVID, presented by Open Sky clinical and service leaders. The series focuses on tried and true strategies to help you meet the challenges of living in these difficult times. These new episodes also include helpful information and resources for those who may be experiencing job loss or homelessness.

One of the videos presented by Director of Evidence-Based Practices Andrea Wolloff is entitled “Staying Grounded in the Present Moment” and offers some great tips on coping with strong emotions. Did you know that focusing on the colors of the rainbow might help? To find out more, watch the video below and for other episodes in the new series, CLICK HERE.

Current and Upcoming Events

Open Sky News

March 16, 2021

Karen Duby named Vice President of Behavioral Health

Worcester nonprofit Open Sky Community Services has announced its new vice president of behavioral health, KAREN DUBY. She obtained her master of social work from Boston College. She will be responsible for oversight of all of the organization's behavioral health programs.

March 3, 2021

UMass Medical School to study whether drawing 'tangles' can help mental illness

UMass Medical School study is investigating whether drawing circles and swirls and creating individual drawings can help people with serious mental illness.

February 2, 2021

Working with Individuals with Neurodevelopmental Disorders: A Psychiatrist's Perspective

Neurodevelopmental disorders are a broad group of conditions that appear in early childhood and continue throughout one’s life, often affecting multiple areas of life—socially and professionally —and affect one’s functional abilities.

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