For the Media

Media Relations at CHD

The Development and Marketing Department works with the public and with the media to provide accurate, up-to-date information about the Center for Human Development’s clinical and community-based programs and services.

Staff members in Development and Marketing are responsible for areas including marketing, fundraising, events, internal and external publications, electronic communications (including the CHD website) media/press relations, and internal communications. Department staff facilitate requests for information and interviews with leadership and clinical staff.

The Development and Marketing Office is located at the CHD Corporate Office 332 Birnie Avenue Springfield, MA.

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

The department can be reached 24 hours a day by calling (413) 733 – 8252.

Facts About CHD

CHD was founded in 1972.

Originally named the Center for Study of Institutional Alternatives, CHD was founded to provide educational opportunities and community based care for adolescents. CHD remains committed to its mission of providing community based care.

Today, CHD provides a full spectrum of over 70 programs with coordinated services for the youngest in our communities to the oldest, in areas such as mental health, youth mentoring, family stabilization, foster care, early intervention, elder care, occupational therapy, intellectual and physical disabilities, homelessness prevention, cancer support, substance abuse, and juvenile justice.

CHD served over 16,000 people in 2012; 18,000 in 2013; 23,000 in 2016.

CHD has over 1,500 staff members across western Massachusetts and Connecticut.

CHD’s Mission is to provide a broad range of high quality, community-oriented human services dedicated to promoting, enhancing and protecting the dignity and welfare of people in need.

CHD is dedicated to advocacy, empowerment and fostering independence and community integration of the people we serve.

CHD is overseen by a volunteer Board of Directors with a range of business backgrounds.

CHD is a 501c3 nonprofit organization.