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A Different Kind of Love Story

A Different Kind of Love Story Joan and George have been friends since they first met in the 1970s, when they both lived at Belchertown State School. They moved out at the same time and, being good friends, they stayed in contact despite each living in different residential programs. What they really wanted was to [...]

By |2020-02-12T16:35:15-05:00February 12th, 2020|MHA Matters|Comments Off on A Different Kind of Love Story

From Impossible to I’m possible: Dan Hall’s Story

Dan Hall, who’s 51, has been living at MHA’s Safe Haven residence in Westfield, working toward living in his own place. Safe Haven is a transitional shelter where adults who are chronically homeless and have a mental health diagnosis may reside for up to two years while they get help overcoming barriers to housing. Started [...]

By |2020-02-12T18:13:17-05:00February 7th, 2020|MHA Matters|Comments Off on From Impossible to I’m possible: Dan Hall’s Story

Meet the Artist: John Moore

John Moore is an award-winning artist. He typically paints from imagination rather than from reference. His subjects are big and bold, such as volcanoes and fanciful creatures, and his color pallet favors red and black. Dozens of his paintings, mostly on canvas or poster board, are displayed throughout his residence. “I paint a lot and [...]

By |2020-01-31T12:20:35-05:00January 31st, 2020|MHA Matters|Comments Off on Meet the Artist: John Moore

Meet Sean Monette: Hard at Work and Working to Travel

Sean is confident that employers should hire more people who have disabilities, because he works hard, does his job correctly, and really wants to be someone people can count on.

By |2019-10-23T10:45:24-05:00October 23rd, 2019|MHA Matters|Comments Off on Meet Sean Monette: Hard at Work and Working to Travel

It’s Not Enough To Just Love Them: A Mother’s Perspective on Mental Health

We should not pretend that families can manage all of this on their own. It’s not enough to just love them.”

By |2019-07-15T11:19:01-05:00July 15th, 2019|MHA Matters|Comments Off on It’s Not Enough To Just Love Them: A Mother’s Perspective on Mental Health