• Ways to support CHD


    Volunteer Opportunities
    • Big Brothers Big Sisters
      Our mentors provide new opportunities for positive change in a child’s life.
    • Cancer House of Hope
      The CHD Cancer House of Hope in West Springfield is committed to providing access to services and therapies that bring comfort, care, strength, resilience and hope at no cost to those affected by cancer, their caregivers, and their families. Dedicated staff and volunteers work to enhance the lives of people with cancer and those who care about them by providing emotional, educational, social, and spiritual support.
    • Connecticut Homeless Hospitality Center
      The CHD Hospitality Center on East Main Street in Waterbury is a true haven for the homeless population. Here, homeless persons have the opportunity to take a shower, do laundry, use a computer or telephone, collect mail, take shelter from snow, cold and rain, and enjoy a brief respite from the harshness of living on the street. In addition to meeting these basic needs, the Hospitality Center also provides information about programs designed to move people out of homelessness.
      Price: FREE
    • Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA)
      CASA volunteers are assigned to a child by a judge at Springfield or Holyoke Juvenile Courts. CASA volunteers conduct thorough research into the background of the case, review documents and interview everyone involved, including the child as appropriate. They submit written reports to the court, recommending what they believe is best for the child, providing the judge with the information to make an informed decision.
      Click the link below for our FAQ's or to register to volunteer for CASA.
      Price: FREE
    • Disability Resources
      CHD Disability Resources is open to all individuals with physical or visual disabilities. Through a variety of activities, from adaptive sports and recreational outings to social gatherings and educational events, we seek to enhance the self-confidence, interactive skills and physical abilities of program participants.
      Price: FREE
    • Not Bread Alone
      Not Bread Alone welcomes everyone to help prepare and enjoy fresh, nutritious, and family-style meals using local ingredients whenever possible. Our free meals program fosters a caring environment that relies on strong volunteer and community involvement. All who come are welcomed, accepted and appreciated for what they can offer.
      Price: FREE

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