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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 in May 2016, Safe Haven connects persons served with community resources, such as medical, mental [...]

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 I draw a lot,” he explained. “I’m creative.” For the past seven years, John has [...]

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Safe Haven Nutrition Workshops

Safe Haven Residents Begin Nutrition Workshops Training and Tips Prepare Participants for a Healthy Transition to Independence  WESTFIELD, MASS. – Residents of MHA’s Safe Haven program in Westfield are taking a series of Nutrition Workshops led by Stacy Garvey, a Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist with Wellpoint Health Solutions. These hands-on workshops in the Safe Haven kitchen will span eight meetings, every other week, through May 2020. Safe Haven offers transitional housing support [...]