Mission Moments

CHD on Babies Victimized by Heroin Epidemic

One of the evils of drug addiction is that more and more babies are being born dependent on the drugs their mothers took during pregnancy. Those infants can also face sickening withdrawal symptoms. Western Mass News Reporter Ray Hershel dug deeper into the process moms have to go through when they’re pregnant and hooked on […]

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Pregnant and Hooked on Drugs

One of the evils of drug addiction is that more and more babies are being born dependent on the drugs their mothers took during pregnancy. Those infants can also face sickening withdrawal symptoms. Western Mass News Reporter Ray Hershel dug deeper into the process moms have to go through when they’re pregnant and hooked on […]

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Early Intervention Helps Infants and Young Children Who Have Developmental Delays

James Moriarty is the kind of child parents describe as “all boy.” He’s a rough-and-tumble, two-and-a-half-year-old who’s constantly into something. His parents, Brennan Moriarty and Brianne Jones of East Longmeadow, are completely candid about the challenges they are facing as parents. “We didn’t plan on having a child and honestly we weren’t really well-equipped to […]

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Weighted Blankets Offer Security to Kids with Trauma

by Kimberley A. Lee VP Advancement for CHD When I was three, I had a security blanket I called Mr. Softie. Actually, it wasn’t really a blanket all, but rather one of my father’s plain white T-shirts. I carried that Mr. Softie everywhere. Shortly after my mom died, my Softie was by my side. I […]

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Pack Your Bag, You’re Moving

By Kimberley A. Lee VP Office of Advancement for CHD Imagine you’re five or nine or maybe 15 years old. You’re handed a black plastic trash bag and instructed to put the few things you own into that bag because your case worker is picking you up to move you to a different foster home. Being told to toss what little worldly possessions you own into a […]

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