Success-Fest 7 LIVE Clothesline project on 2/28/2022

Success-fest 7 clothesline project flyer

Department of Mental Health, in collaboration with Wayside’s Trauma Intervention Services Program will bring the Clotheslines Project to help bring healing, of one’s mental health, among survivors of violence. We plan to achieve these through the process of making t-shirts which are hung and viewed on a clothesline. We are airing the laundry to bring awareness and education in an effort to change our culture to one where violence is no longer tolerated Together we can be the change!

This event will be held both in person and on Zoom on February 28th 2022 from 3:00-5:00pm.

If you are interested please RSVP by 2/25/22

to receive a free t-shirt making kit and the ZOOM link email:

[email protected]


The in-person locations  are:

Charlton Wayside

159 Worcester Rd suite 3

Charlton, MA 01507

Department of Mental health Fitchburg

49 Nursery Lane,

Fitchburg, MA 01420

Wayside Milford

88 Asylum street

Milford,MA 01757

Neponset River House 

A Service of Riverside community care

595 Pleasant St,

Norwood, MA 02062


Success-Fest Call for proposals extended!!

Hello friends

Good morning – The deadlines for proposal submissions and notifications has been extended.

Proposals are now due by Tuesday, 2/22, and notifications will be made by Monday, 2/28.


SF7 Save the date

SUCCESS-FEST 07!!!!!!!!! 03/18/2022

       The Call For Proposed Workshops is OPEN!

   For questions email

[email protected]

Watch for the Opening of REGISTRATION SOON!!!!!

General posts

What is a Peer Mentor?

Check out this TikTok created by the peer mentors of the Parent Peer Partnership at Wayside Youth and Family Support network for Children’s Mental Health month.


General posts

Parent Peer Partnership staff PhotoVoice project

This PhotoVoice project was created by the staff at the Wayside Youth and Family Support Network’s Parent Peer Partnership for Children’s Mental health month


Parent Peer Partnership Director: Irene Roche

Facilitated by David Sebastian

Coordinator of Mentoring Arts for Wayside Youth and Family Support Network

General posts

Music is life project video



Music is life is a music project created by young adults and the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health.

Check it out!! 

Special Thanks to: 

Meredith Marrum, CYF Case Manager

Central Mass CYF team

Music by:

Various Artists

Prepared by:

Whitney Marshall, CYF Case Manager

Success-fest 2021

Success-Fest 05 Final workshops!!!!!!!

There is still time to register here.

There is still time to register here.

Success-fest 2021

SF5 May Registration opens!!

To Register for May workshops click here


Wayside Peers

Parent Peer Partnership/Wayside Youth and Family Support network

Diana Duquette -Sr. Peer Support Specialist Abigail Burgener – Peer Specialist Felecia Violette- Peer Specialist Joshua Lucente-Peer Specialist Brianna Lynch-Peer Specialist Evan McDonald- Peer Specialist Sabrina Franco-Peer Specialist Cameron Hulme- Peer specialist David Sebastian-Coordinator of Mentoring Art Daniel Sanchez-Peer Specialist 

A virtual Success-Fest celebration with activities, games and live art

To Register for May workshops click here

Success-fest 2021

SF5’s April 24th 2:30-4:00 workshops registration opens!

To register for April workshops click here.

Workshop 01

Transforming Peer Support, Adapting in Age of Covid


Mark Kariotis (he/him) – DMH Mental Health Coordinator 
Vesper Moore (they/them) – Sr Director of Organizational Equity & Young Adult Supports, Zia Young Adult Access Center 
Emmett Vorspan-Stein (he/him) – Unit Coordinator at Neponset River House

Hear about all the different  Peer supports through Access Centers Clubhouses and the Community

Workshop 02

Ready, Set, Socialize!

Youth Villages

Shalesha Smith – Educational & Vocational Coordinator

Learn how to make meaningful connections through virtual social clubs

To register for April workshops click here.

Success-fest 2021

SF5’s March 24th 2:30-4:00 workshops registration opens!

To register for March workshops click here

workshop 01:

Peer Mentors Share your Perspective to Help Your Agencies Support you & Your Work

Children Bx Health Knowledge Center

Develop a tool kit for agencies to support young adults in providing services

Ali Gold (she/her) – DMH Youth & Young Adult Peer Coordinator

Vanessa Klodnick, Ph.D., LCSW (She/hers) Director, Youth & Young Adult Services & Research & Innovation at Thresholds
Kelly English, Ph.D, LICSW (She/hers) | Director of the Children’s Behavioral Health Knowledge Center at the MA Dept. of Mental Health

workshop 02:

HYPE: Helping Young Adults on the Path to Employment with “Adulting” Skills for School and Work

Umass Medical School, Transitions ACR

Learn how to help Young Adults develop career goals and prevent disruptions in work and school activities

Debbie Nicolellis, Training Director                                                                           Emily McCaffrey- Research Coordinator & Hype Course Facilitator

To register for February workshops click here