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May 20, 2022

CHD-led Building Restoration Wins Historic Preservation Award

The historic Sears Building in Greenfield, now the Greenfield Center for Wellness—co-run by CHD and the Community Health Center of Franklin County (CHCFC)—was one of...
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May 16, 2022

Showing Our Human Services Pride During Caring Force Spirit Week

The week of May 16-20 is Caring Force Spirit Week! We are wearing our gold Providers’ Council “The Caring Force” T-shirts to show support for...
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May 9, 2022

Marlo Connor Named CHD's Chief Operating Officer

Marlo Connor has joined CHD as the Chief Operating Officer, bringing to our agency a diverse background, including a strong history in executive leadership and...
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March 22, 2022

Cancer House of Hope Offers a New, Alternative Option for Its Members: Hypnosis

“I don’t do stage hypnosis—I don’t make people cluck like chickens. What I do is help everyday people with everyday problems.” —Certified Hypnotist Lee Callagher...
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February 22, 2022

Healing Franklin County: An Innovative Project Helps Individuals Leaving Jail Beat Addiction and Connect with Community Resources

For many former prisoners transitioning back into their communities, the cycle of re-incarceration is difficult to break. And studies show that released inmates who have...
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March 5, 2022

Springfield Thunderbirds Pink in the Rink: Raising Awareness about Breast Cancer

Discounted Center Ice Tickets for $20! Rays of Hope has teamed up with the Springfield Thunderbirds again for the team’s annual Pink in the Rink...
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February 8, 2022

CASA Program to Hold Virtual Information Sessions for New Volunteers in March

The courtroom can be a scary, confusing place for a child. The Center for Human Development’s Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Hampden County gives...
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February 1, 2022

CHD’s All In Barrier-Free Recreation: Watch the Thunderbirds Sled Hockey Team Hit the Ice

The WWLP-22 TV show Mass Appeal visited a Springfield Thunderbirds sled hockey team practice, took footage of participants playing, and interviewed several players, parents, and...
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January 31, 2022

CHD Announces Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Plan

CHD recently released its Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DE&I) Plan, which outlines ongoing efforts—as well as immediate and longer-term goals— to “build an inclusive culture...
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January 28, 2022

CHD IN THE NEWS: Waterbury Fights to Keep Homeless Warm Amid Dropping Temperatures

Lori Walling is program manager at the Center for Human Development’s Hospitality Center, 690 East Main St., in Waterbury. Photo: Jay Dunn Waterbury Republican-American January...
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