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 Comprehensive Care Center
Help Is Available for Substance Use Disorder
Substance Use Disorder is a chronic disease affecting many people within our community and across the country. The Comprehensive Care Center at Holyoke Medical Center can help those looking to stop opioid and/or alcohol use.
Walk-In Hours Available Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 575 Beech Street, Suite 404, Holyoke
(413) 535-4889
Grow and Care with Us
  Interested in joining a clinical team with a great combination of purpose and experience? Being part of something new? If you want to
develop your career, MiraVista, a new health care provider in the Pioneer Valley, is the right opportunity for you.
• Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurses
• Social Workers
• Mental Health Counselors and Recovery Specialists
We invest in our caregivers through professional development, educational growth and a collaborative team approach.
AND, we offer candidates:
• Generous salary & benefits package
• $3,000 sign-on bonus for nurses and social workers • Training programs tailored to your role and discipline
We’d love to connect with you!
Email our HR representative, Damita Parker, at
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                SENIOR LIVING CONT’D
    Sina Holloman has grown HomeCare Hands to more than 200 caregivers and employees.
Breaking Through
HomeCare Hands Enjoys Steady, Profound Growth and Diversity By MARK MORRIS
ack in 2003, Sina Holloman discovered she loved working with seniors in a one-on-one setting. That passion eventually inspired her to start HomeCare Hands, one of the fastest-growing homecare
agencies in Western Mass.
Initially trained as a nurse, Holloman was looking to make a career change
and began to work privately for several families in an elder-care role.
“I managed all aspects of the senior’s care from mental, physical, financial,
everything that had an impact on the individual,” Holloman said. “I did that for several years, then decided to try my hand at business.”
“We know this is more than a business — these are lives we’re responsible for. We come to work to take care of folks and to make sure caregivers and clients alike are getting what they need.”
In 2013, she stayed up many nights with her laptop computer studying how to start a home-care agency, how to understand the needs of the community, and what it means to be a woman in business.
After several months, she took out a “tiny ad” in the Reminder offering in- home care for seniors, listing her cell phone as the contact.
  “That first call had me jumping for joy,” she said. Her elation was quickly

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