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Helping Mothers in Recovery—and Their Children

Jennifer Kent, program director of CHD’s Grace House, one of the few residential treatment programs designed for mothers in western Massachusetts, says the favorite part
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Steps in the Right Direction

Sandy Severin-Pansecchi is the administrative manager at FIRST Steps Together in Pittsfield, which provides peer coaching and parenting support for parents that are pregnant or postpartum,
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Dedicated to the Youth We Serve

James Samuel has always enjoyed working with kids and teens. Although he has a financial services background—at present he is a quality assurance consultant for
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Helping Recovering Parents Thrive

For Jennifer Hinton, a family recovery support specialist at CHD’s FIRST Steps Together in Pittsfield, helping moms become better parents is her way of making
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A True Champion for a Trauma Victim

Nilsa Fernandez, who has been with CHD’s Adult Mental Health (AMH) team in Springfield for eight years, was recently recognized by the Springfield Police Department
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Service delivery, redefined

For more than 16 years, Donald has been working with individuals who are in the grips of addiction to help them access community-based supports to
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Helping kids hone their problem-solving skills

Deveron McCummings has been a Therapeutic Mentor (TM) with CHD’s Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative (CBHI) services for over three years, working with a range of
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Treating participants like family

There are many factors that go into the outreach, intake, shelter, and housing of those at risk of instability. From readying apartments to ensuring that
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The power of nature to heal

It’s a sunny day in late November. Skies are blue, but the wind whipping off Quabbin Reservoir is unforgiving. Bob is in his element. Years
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"We've walked in their shoes."

Jerome was living a satisfying young life. He had a supportive family and friends, earned good grades, loved music, and had a well-paying job. That
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