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November 17, 2022

CASA Program to Hold Virtual Info Sessions for New Volunteers

Since 1977, the Center for Human Development’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hampden County have been speaking up for kids who can’t. CASA gives...
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November 3, 2022

Program Spotlight: Hawthorn Adult Day Health

An exercise session at Hawthorn Day Health. Caregivers of elderly parents or loved ones with disabilities often face many challenges, including the decision to leave...
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October 28, 2022

Panel Discusses the Role of the CBHC in Meeting Behavioral Health Needs

At a panel discussion on October 27, participants were enthusiastic about the potential of the state’s new Community Behavioral Health Center (CBHC) model in improving...
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October 24, 2022

CHD Celebrates 50 Years of Profound Impact on Communities

For youth mental health activist Diana Chao, the keynote speaker at CHD’s 50th Anniversary Celebration dinner on October 20, our agency’s mission to help those...
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September 6, 2022

Majestic Theater Donates 75 Tickets to CHD Foster Kids for “Schoolhouse Rock Live! Jr.” Show

Majestic Theater Box Office Manager Katia Ball (left) and Rebecca Kudelka, a volunteer for CHD’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hampden County Last July,...
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September 2, 2022

"Art Show on State" in Springfield Provides Valuable Creative Outlet

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful late-summer day for the “Art Show on State” in Springfield on August 31! The well-attended event featured...
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September 1, 2022

How Grace House Helps Mothers in Recovery—and Their Children

Elizabeth, a recent graduate of CHD’s Grace House in Northampton, is grateful for the team at one of the few residential treatment programs designed for...
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August 30, 2022

Hospitality Center Marks a Decade of Helping the Homeless in Waterbury, CT

Fernando (pictured), a regular visiting member of the CHD’s Hospitality Center in Waterbury, CT, recently moved into his own apartment, but he continues to come...
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August 24, 2022

CHD’s Hospitality Center, a Safe Haven for the Homeless, to Celebrate 10th Anniversary

CHD’s Hospitality Center in Waterbury, CT a place where people experiencing homelessness can take care of basic needs so they can move toward stability, is...
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August 12, 2022

Early Intervention Program Supervisor Cindy Napoli Attends National Breastfeeding Month Celebration

CHD Early Intervention Program Supervisor Cindy Napoli attended the City of Springfield’s Flag Raising Ceremony for the National Breastfeeding Month Kickoff on August 1. Napoli,...
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