Mission Moments

CHD Cancer House of Hope Offers Assistance for Spanish Speaking Guests

While it’s always good news whenever someone new volunteers for the staff at Cancer House of Hope, the arrival of volunteer Brenda I. Martinez of Springfield means something new. For the first time, the Cancer House of Hope will be able to offer assistance to people who speak Spanish. Martinez, who is herself a breast […]


CHD Comes Through for Young Readers

Sue Prairie, who teaches at William N. DeBerry Elementary School, is going on her third year working with English language learners. With budget cuts slated to eliminate continued school-level funding for an online reading resource program called Storia, Prairie took to social media to advocate for her school and the children. As her request for […]


Advanced Restoration Group Presents $15,000 Pledge for CHD Cancer House of Hope

Advanced Restoration Group, a fire and water restoration business based in Easthampton, has pledged $15,000 over three years to CHD Cancer House of Hope. On Thursday October 12, 2017, Jason Gale, owner of Advanced Restoration Group, presented a check to Joseph Kane, Program Director at Cancer House of Hope, 1999 Westfield Street (Rte. 20) in […]


CHD’s Melissa Porter Honored with Award from Association for Behavioral Healthcare

Melissa Porter, MS, Program Director of CHD’s Community Based Flexible Supports (CBFS) for Holyoke and Chicopee, was honored by the Association for Behavioral Healthcare (ABH) with an award presented at the ABH Salute to Excellence on Friday October 20, 2017, in Newton, MA. ABH is a consortium of behavioral healthcare providers from across Massachusetts. CHD […]


A Mother’s Fierce Advocacy for her Child with Autism

You never know what direction life will take you. Just ask Lisa Cooper who recalls being the mother of two children, ages 10 and 15, in the midst of growing her law practice when she found out she was having another child. “Life happens,” Lisa says matter-of-factly. “As it happens, my life took quite a […]