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November 30, 2023

Literacy Project at CHD Clinic Gets Books into the Hands of Families

Katelyn Tower (left), a clinical supervisor at our Park Street Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic in West Springfield, and Silkia Gonzalez, an administrative assistant at the...
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November 29, 2023

Susan Raimer Honored with Game Changer Award

Susan Raimer, a homefinder for the CHD’s Foster Care Program for 25 years, was recognized as a “Game Changer” during a November 17 home game...
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October 26, 2023

CASA of Hampden County Book Club Meets Monthly

Eight volunteers from CHD’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hampden County, recently gathered at CHD’s Children and Families Offices on Park Street in West...
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October 25, 2023

CHD Recruiters on College Campuses—and in Connecticut!

CHD Recruitment and Onboarding Coordinator Coral Vega is pictured at a career fair at Westfield State University on October 12, and Recruitment Coordinator for Connecticut...
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October 10, 2023

$1 Million Federal Grant to Boost CHD Behavioral Health Services

CHD recently received a $1 million grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to integrate primary care and behavioral health...
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October 7, 2023

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County Receives $30,000 Grant

Cooley Dickinson Hospital recently awarded CHD’s Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Hampshire County a $30,000 Supporting Youth Wellbeing grant to support BIPOC (Black, Indigenous,...
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October 4, 2023

Forum Helps Parents Understand Their Teens' Intense Emotional Lives

CHD sponsored the Springfield Public Forum’s Speaking Event, “The Emotional Lives of Teenagers,” with Dr. Lisa Damour on October 2. Damour is the author of three...
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September 8, 2023

CHD to Sponsor “The Emotional Lives of Teenagers” Talk on October 2

On October 2, CHD will sponsor a talk, “The Emotional Lives of Teenagers,” at 6:00 p.m. online on Zoom, featuring Dr. Lisa Damour, a clinical...
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August 14, 2023

John Roberson Named Chief Program Officer at CHD

John Roberson has joined CHD as Chief Program Officer, bringing to our agency an extensive background in leadership and operations for community-based residential programs and...
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May 26, 2023

Guest Speakers at CHD CASA Training Include Springfield Juvenile Court Judge

Two special guests from the Springfield Juvenile Court, Judge Carol Shaw (Circuit Justice) and Zoé Dos Santos (Massachusetts Specialty Court program coordinator) shared their expertise...
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