Specialized Programs

CHD recognizes that people are individuals, with different needs; CHD operates several specialized programs within its Homelessness Services program. These programs are designed to help families facing specific obstacles, or unique situations learn to live successfully.

Grace-House-playground1Grace House

The family recovery program at Grace House, located in Northampton, is a residential treatment program for mothers, with their children, who are in early recovery from substance abuse. Grace House is a licensed recovery program, funded by DPH; providing intensive intervention, clinical support, life skills development, child care and case management services. Grace House welcomes all women to recovery services, no matter what shape sobriety takes in their lives.  Learn More



JessiesHousenewJessie’s House

Jessie’s House is the only shelter for families in Hampshire County. It focuses specifically on employment services, helping residents obtain needed job skills and re-enter the workforce. Learn More



IHT.father_son_stairsOrange Street Shelter / Nurturing Father’s Program

With an increase in the number of single fathers entering the shelter system with their children, CHD, with support from DHCD, opened the first fathers shelter program in the state. The Orange Street Shelter is the only program for single fathers with children.



runners and kendrick-1Holyoke

This year, our Holyoke programs will benefit from a partnership with the Latino Nurses Association. The Association works with families to promote health and wellness.