Building Bridges are veterans support spaces offered in Agawam, MA; Chicopee, MA; Greenfield, MA; Northampton, MA; Pittsfield, MA; South Deerfield, MA; Swansea, MA; West Springfield, MA; Keene, NH; and Brattleboro, VT.
In recognition of the sacrifices they have made on behalf of our nation, Building Bridges is committed to the embrace and reconciliation of veterans who continue to be isolated from the very society they fought to protect.
The group provides a comfortable, respectful, and non-judgmental space for veterans to gather at free lunches at local veterans clubs and lodges.
The gatherings also create an easy-to-access venue for veterans support services to connect with constituents.
Human to Human also provides grants to support self-run programs of congregations of the Episcopal Diocese of Western Massachusetts.
We show up at a scheduled time in local laundromats and bring buckets of quarters and laundry soaps. We encourage anyone to wash all of their clothing and linens for free. Sometimes people bring pizza, and there is often a DJ. There is always a lot of love.
“When women come to be here at the jail and say they can’t relate to Jesus, I remind them that Jesus experienced a lot of what they experienced: accusation, betrayal, humiliation, abandonment and imprisonment.”
- Mary D’Alessandro, Episcopal Chaplain
A parish-based, community-engaged ministry for young families with demonstrated need, providing diapers, education on childhood health, and hygiene supplies, as well as youth literacy training. They also offer young parents a chance to rejuvenate with food and fellowship.
Human to Human is focused on the humanitarian work of Jesus. There is no religious participation required to be part of our communities. Your donation does not support the operating costs of any religious institution. It does support direct action ministries that serve people in need with love and respect.Donate