Mission Moments

Recovery Mission Goodwin House Helps Addicted Young Men Change Course

Article originally appeared in HealthCare News in October 2018: https://healthcarenews.com/recovery-mission-goodwin-house-helps-addicted-young-men-change-course/     Michael (policy allows use of his first name only) remembers that not long after his family moved while he was in middle school, he started “looking up to the wrong people.”   This was a development that would have consequences he says he couldn’t […]


CHD program nurtures fathers ‘who talk about feelings’

Ask 25-year-old Sergio Hernandez how it feels to be a new dad and he is quick to respond “overall pretty amazing.” His comments were made 16 days into the arrival of son Riley Hernandez and shortly after his own graduation from the Center for Human Development’s 16-week program, “Nurturing Fathers.” “I knew what I wanted to […]


Ben Craft Named Vice President of Community Engagement

Center for Human Development (CHD) has named Ben Craft as the Vice President of Community Engagement. In the newly restructured position, Craft has been charged with deepening the nonprofit human services agency’s relationships in the communities it serves in Massachusetts and Connecticut. In the role, he will oversee strategic communications, marketing and development as well […]


Roger Anderson Recognized for Service

Roger Anderson, CSW, LICSW, a healthcare administrator with Behavioral Health Network, has volunteered on CHD’s Human Rights Committee since 1988. On June 20, 2018, Roger was recognized for his three decades of service—quite appropriately, during a meeting of the Human Rights Committee. “Originally, I was interested in working on the Human Rights Committee because, in […]


A Peer Mentor Gives Back

“My name is Jerome Jenkins. At age 19, I experienced my first mental breakdown. There was help when I needed it, and now I’m on the side of providing help to others.” Jerome came to know CHD as a client receiving services to support his mental wellness. Today he shares his lived experience with CHD […]