A Message from the MRC Board Chair

Dear friends of the MRC:

The Men's Resource Center for Change wants you to be aware that:

  • The Moving Forward Batterer's Intervention Program operates under the administrative management of ServiceNet, a well-established local human service agency. Under the continued leadership of Eve Bogdanove, Steve Trudel and many of the longstanding group facilitator staff, this well-developed program model continues to make a key difference in domestic violence intervention. (You can reach Moving Forward at 413-587-9050 or toll-free at 888-636-9050).
  • Three open and topic-focused men's drop-in support groups continue to meet every week. See the right-hand column of this page for more information.
  • Voice Male Magazine is now published independently by Rob Okun and has continued to delve into emerging and cutting edge issues around gender and positive masculinity. For more information about Voice Male, contact him at rob@voicemalemagazine.org.
  • We maintain ongoing affiliations with programs and individuals aligned with our mission.

What's next?

A task force of long-time leaders in the MRC convened to clarify goals and strategies. Guided by that wisdom, we are in a period of redefining Board priorities and leadership. The MRC continues to be held in such high respect throughout the community and we strive to continue that legacy.

On behalf of the Board, I want to again extend our appreciation for the past and continuing support of so many of you who have allowed the MRC to make a difference.  While there is much progress to be made in the social deficits of our world, it is clear that the core values of the MRC are more reflected around us. 


Mark Nickerson

MRC Board Chair


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Endorsed by the Men's Resource Center for Change

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MRC Support Group Meeting Locations

We offer two support groups every week. Monday night is our GBTQ group  7 to 9 P.M. Its new location is Edwards Church at 297 Main Street in Northampton. Use the rear entrance off of State Street. Please arrive early if at all possible.

The Tuesday night general support group (open to all men) meets at the North Star Learning Center at 135 Russell St., Hadley from 7 to 9 P.M, but the entrance is on Route 47; participants enter through the front door which faces Route 47 and the Hadley Town Hall located across the street.

There is some parking on the street, as well as in the Town Hall parking lot, and behind the high school which is 131 Russell St. Follow signs to the second floor meeting room.

Click here to see a calendar with meeting dates and times. Click on any date in the calendar to access a map and directions.
CANCELLATIONS: In the event of hazardous weather, we will post cancellation notices on this calendar by late afternoon.

For more information, please call (413) 253-9887 or email the Support Groups.

Postal and Email Addresses
for MRC

Postal mail: P.O. Box 1275, Amherst MA 01004

Email: mrc [dot] info [at] mrcforchange.org
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Telephone: 413.253.9887

The MRC is run entirely by volunteers. It may take us a few days to respond to messages, Thanks for your understanding.