CEO Message Spring 2022

CEO Message Spring 2022

Greetings Friends, Resilience is the capacity to recover from difficulty, the ability to stand up after being knocked down. The past two-plus years have raised hard tests of our resilience. We witnessed and participated in a pandemic crisis that has taken nearly a...
CEO Message: On Track at Family Services

CEO Message: On Track at Family Services

Friends, This summer, we have some important reasons to celebrate, and to thank you for your ongoing financial support for CHP. CHP is on track for in-person services for some of our most important clientele: children and families. Our Family Services facility in...

ParentChild+ Program: Strengthening Local Families

When Jackie Schultz and Jared Brunner and their kids moved to the area several years ago, they had no connections. They lived in an isolated town, cut off from neighbors and other parents. The couple worked opposite job shifts to care for the children, including an...
Mission Moment: Helping a Family Stay Insured

Mission Moment: Helping a Family Stay Insured

Since relocating from North Carolina to Dalton 10 years ago, Mecca Brophy and her family have faced some challenges with job security and health insurance. Through a food bank referral, Mecca found her way to CHP, where health insurance experts assist people in...
Our 2021 Plan: Hope and Recovery

Our 2021 Plan: Hope and Recovery

Friends, On a February day, we can cut branches  from a forsythia bush, bring them indoors to a water vase, and watch them blossom into a spray of yellow and the promise of a new season. This month offers another reason for hope: the promise of a shot in the arm. It...

By the Numbers Fall 2020

By The Numbers: Late Summer – Early Fall 2020 Snapshot of how we are serving the community 492 COVID-19 tests 996 Flu shots 3,190 TeleHealth visits 5,839 Telephone appointments 2,453 New baby/well-child visits 1,385 Diabetes care 3,199 Hypertension...
Letter from Lia Fall 2020

Letter from Lia Fall 2020

Friends, Pandemic fatigue is upon us. Winter is coming and COVID-19 levels are rising in many areas. Many of us are hurting financially and emotionally. We are weary. But we can take care of one another, pull together, and stay the course. We can do the simple work of...

Fall 2020 Village Food Donation Pick-up

Housatonic Food Train: Village Food Donation Pick-up Helps Fill CHP Food Shelves On the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month, neighbors in Housatonic village leave groceries outside their doors for pick-up by a Housatonic Food Train volunteer. Vehicles are packed to the...

Gifts & Grants Fall 2020

Insurance Enrollment Program Expansion CHP has received a grant from the Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority (the “Health Connector”) for the Massachusetts Navigator Program. The grant provides $150,000 over two years, and expands CHP’s current...

Donor Spotlight Fall 2020: Jane Braus

Donor Builds a Giving Spirit in her Adopted Community Jane Braus has invested much of her life’s work in supporting and volunteering for causes that inspire her. The Planned Parenthood organization and the United Nations Association have been recipients of her...

2020 CHP Employee of the Year: Mary Feuer

Mary Feuer was recently named CHP Employee of the Year. For 29 years, the assistant director of CHP Family Services has rarely had a day on the job that matched any other. One day, Mary is crawling under CHP’s mobile health unit to adjust the jacks securing the...

Group Medical Visits

CHP Group Medical Visits CHP clinicians recently shifted the group medical visit model virtually.  Clinicians and participants agree. It may be different, but online health care is a benefit, especially to those with transportation issues or concerns with interacting...

CHP partnered with Berkshire Waldorf School

CHP partnered with Berkshire Waldorf School CHP partnered with Berkshire Waldorf School in early May for a food drive/distribution at their campus in Great Barrington.  School board member, Dan Schaeffer, contacted CHP early during the COVID-19 pandemic, reaching out...

Letter from Lia: Humbled and Heartened

We have been humbled and heartened. Friends, In recent months, we have been humbled and heartened by COVID-19: humbled by the power of a pandemic to up-end our personal and professional lives. Yet we are heartened by the outpouring of community generosity that has...

Donor Spotlight Carolann Strickling

Donor Spotlight: Carolann Strickling –Organization Ink – A Culture of Caring Once each month, Carolann Strickling heads to the BJ’s store and loads up on food and other items for clients of CHP Family Services. For the past two years, her business —...

Mission Moment Summer News 2020

Mission Moment  — Our community… “Community” is at the core of the CHP mission. And now more than ever, our relationship with our community is our “mission moment.” Our mission, “to improve the health of people throughout the Berkshires by delivering exceptional...

Gifts & Grants Summer News 2020

Gifts & Grants Family Support and Kindergarten Readiness Programming Community Health Programs has received significant support for family services and kindergarten readiness programming from state and local funders. The Massachusetts Department of Early Education...
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