Mission Moments

Downtown Greenfield: The Road Ahead, Day 2

Second of five parts   When Jessica Mullins first heard a health clinic was moving into the nearby Main Street storefront formerly occupied by Whitney Hill Antiques, she was disappointed by the loss of another downtown retail space. “My initial reaction was, ‘Ugh, it’s not retail and it’s not a restaurant,’” she said. But Mullins, […]


American Legion donates to CHD Foster Children

Three members of the American Legion recently visited CHD to present a donation of $500 which will go toward purchasing travel bags and necessities for CHD foster children. “Too often a child arrives on our doorsteps with what little belongings they have packed into a black trash bag. The American Legion and CHD believe that […]


When Prom Becomes a Life-Changing Experience

Mission Moment For typical high school students, high school prom is an expected rite of passage, but that wasn’t the case with two young ladies who live in our community. Going to prom was something both of them dreamed about, but neither thought it could ever happen because of their housing situation. One of the […]


It Doesn’t Happen Overnight, but Growth Can Fuel Change

Over at Goodwin House in Chicopee, there’s a lot of growth happening. Last May, CHD opened this new residential treatment program for boys ages 13-17 struggling with substance use disorder. Like any new endeavor, the program is putting down roots. The clinicians and other staff are learning what works, finding their groove, and doing their […]