Greenfield resident honored for work with disabled

Recorder Staff
Monday, November 06, 2017

GREENFIELD — A regional nonprofit devoted to recognizing the work of those helping people with disabilities honored a Greenfield resident with her work for half a decade at The Salasin Project.

Vickie Hutchison was one of a handful of individuals awarded honors by the Pioneer Valley-based Stavros, which selects winners in the community through a peer voting process. Hutchison has helped lead her community at the Western Massachusetts Training Consortium’s program for assisting women with trauma and for violence prevention.

A resource and stabilization specialist and women’s art group leader, Hutchison has helped to bring in cultural council grant money for family programming for The Salasin Project.

In addition to Hutchison, one other local resident and one local business were honored:

Walter Goodridge of Conway has helped people with disabilities by helping to fix and design equipment, particularly with wheelchairs.

The Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center in Greenfield was also honored for the accessibility of its spaces.