CHD Blog

New Collaboration Focuses on Mental Health, Emotional Wellness

“When you’re feeling anxious, it’s like there’s a magnifying glass on you,” according to Shorey Raymond, LMHC (Licensed Mental Health Counselor), adjustment counselor for Palmer High School. “What may seem like a small problem to a person feeling normally may be huge to someone dealing with anxiety. But learning skills for responding to stress more […]


April is Stress Awareness Month

As if our lives aren’t stressful enough, April hands us another event to recognize: National Stress Awareness Month!  In researching the topic of stress, I learned that some types of stress are actually good for you, while others can lead to serious health concerns. When you are in a stressful situation, your nervous system springs […]


Vocational Coaches Offer Second Chance

From CHD services to CHD employee, Camille sets an example for himself   SPRINGFIELD MA –  How did you learn about CHD? Before I ever learned about CHD, I was working at the airport at Bradley International in Windsor Locks, CT in 2005. In 2010 I had an argument with someone in my life at […]


An Ounce of Prevention

An Ounce of Prevention: Homelessness Diversion Costs Less Than Homeless Shelter  SPRINGFIELD, MA – Carol-Regina Ramsey, a mother of three, was working as a CNA (certified nursing assistant), when she became ill. Living pay check to pay check, she suddenly found herself unable to earn an income.  “I fell behind on rent and my bills,” […]


DYS Renews Contract with CHD 2017

  Department of Youth Services Renews Contract with CHD Expertise in Youth Assessment Services Reaffirmed   SPRINGFIELD, MA – CHD (Center for Human Development) is pleased to announce that the Massachusetts Department of Youth Services (DYS) has renewed its contract with CHD for its Assessment Program for adolescent males, ages 13 to 17, who are […]