Messages from Our Executive Director

It is with kindness and respect for all people that together we will get through times of crisis.

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Messages from our Executive Director



February 26, 2024
Kiva Centers stands in full support of peer-run respites, offering technical assistance to aid communities in crafting models that resonate with their unique requirements. Central to our position is the advocacy for legislation that empowers communities, especially those of color, to craft customized solutions. this encompasses various peer initiatives such as housing projects, jail diversion programs, as well as mobile support for rural and transportation-constrained communities. We endorse listening sessions and legislation that allocate funding to initiatives from the ground up, ensuring community voices are heard and respected in the policymaking process.

A statement from our Executive Team
Lisa Adams, Adams Financial Named as CFO
September 24, 2020
We are pleased to formally announce the appointment of Lisa Adams from Adams Financial as Kiva Centers’ CFO. Lisa has been working with our organization for several years providing top-of-the-line professional booking services. Adams Financial specializes in working with non-profit organizations. Read more.
A statement from the Kiva Centers Community and Executive Director Brenda Vezina
Black lives, liberties, communities matter
June 2, 2020
Our community Our community is our bedrock. The Kiva Centers stands in solidarity with all people impacted by the recent killing of George Floyd, and recognizes the specific harm caused to Black communities.
We believe that it is also necessary to acknowledge that the recent events add additional trauma to centuries of violence directed at people of color in our nation, and that calls for peace cannot be used to silence calls for justice, but rather the two must go together.
As we bear witness to our community’s grief, we also take action to address the needs of our community as events unfold. Black lives, liberties, and communities matter.
A statement from the Kiva Centers Community and Executive Director Brenda Vezina
Our Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

March 31, 2020


In these unprecedented times, we are working diligently to develop innovative solutions to support you in achieving and maintaining wellness — both emotionally and physically. Physical distancing doesn’t mean we can’t surround ourselves with people who understand the struggles we are facing and care about our well-being.


To assist you and our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond, Kiva Centers and affiliated organizations have committed to developing, sharing, and curating resources and alternative methods to support the physical and emotional needs of citizens of Central Massachusetts. Please check our site often for updates.

 Stay safe. Stay home.

 A statement from the Kiva Centers Community and Executive Director Brenda Vezina


Brenda Vezina

Brenda Vezina (she/her/hers)


Brenda Vezina, CEO and Executive Director

There’s no question that we are all trying to find our way in this new “normal.”  In times like these, it’s important that human rights are respected, regardless of individuals’ politicial viewpoints, socioeconomic status, race, religion, age, or gender identity.

We all have a part to play in this world. You matter. I matter. Everyone matters. 

Trust that with kindness and mutual respect, we will all get through this together.

Contact us today at (508) 751-9600 for information about our programs.