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Center for Human Development honors essential workers during pandemic
In November 2020, CHD hosted a ‘parade of champions’ event to honor its dedicated and essential workforce. Nearly 400 workers lined up in cars outside of Chez Josef in Agawam and were treated to individually wrapped food, drinks, and other goodies provided by local vendors. Learn more.
Anxiety building up during approaching election, pandemic
Clinic Manager for CHD’s Outpatient Behavioral Health services Katelyn Merz was featured on Western Mass News to discuss looming anxiety associated with both the election and the pandemic. Learn more.
BusinessWest: COVID-19 Poses Challenges For Substance-Abuse Clients, Providers
Millie Rivas, who serves as clinical supervisor for CHD’s Outpatient Behavioral Health services, was featured by BusinessWest on the added challenges COVID-19 poses to those who live with substance use disorder, as well as challenges for providers. Read more.
CHD cancels ‘Through Her Eyes’ conference due to COVID-19 concerns
After careful consideration, and in accordance with Mass. guidelines on large gatherings, CHD decided not to hold its ‘Through Her Eyes’ human service conference in the fall of 2020. Learn more.
Napoli featured on WWLP on how CHD’s Early Intervention program is continuing service
CHD’s Early Intervention Program Supervisor Cindy Napoli was recently featured on WWLP to discuss how the program has adapted to continue services through telehealth. The program has been able to continue services to over 150 families as well as accept new referrals, including self-referrals by parents and guardians. Those in need of services can make a referral by calling 1-844-CHD-HELP. View full interview
Nicholson discusses homelessness and shelter resources on Connecting Point
CHD’s Director of Homelessness Services Theresa Nicholson recently spoke with Carolee McGrath on WGBY ’s Connecting Point to share how CHD’s shelter programs are continuing their mission despite the obstacles of the time. View the full interview
Cook discusses mental health and resources with Western Mass News
VP of Behavioral Health Katherine Cook was featured on Western Mass News’ segment of Coronavirus: Getting Answers, where she discussed the impact these challenging times can have on mental health and what can be done to help. CHD is continuing services though telehealth amid social distancing at 1-844-CHD-HELP. View full interview
Rivas consulted for expert insight on El Sol Latino’s Podcast 413
Clinical Supervisor for CHD’s Outpatient Behavioral Health Services Milagros Rivas called into El Sol Latino‘s ‘Podcast 413’ to discuss how COVID-19 is impacting mental health, focusing especially on that of the Latino population, across all ages, and how people can work to support their own well-being and that of their loved ones. Listen
Ciepiela calls into Bax and O’Brien show on Rock 102
CHD’s Director of Outpatient Services Lindsay Ciepiela called into Bax and O’Brien’s morning show on Rock 102 on Wednesday, March 18, to talk about ways people and work to protect their mental health amid the effects of COVID-19 and social distancing measures. Listen