Welcome to CHC

We believe that, given the right tools, individuals and groups can make positive choices and positive changes. Click here to learn more.


Our Mission

We give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices.


CHC Adult Classes are held on-site in small-group environments. Upon request, classes can be customized to a specific group and held offsite. Each class is led by a trained professional and can help you get the support you need on topics such as:

  • Parenting & Relationships
  • Substance Abuse Information
  • Anger & Stress Management
  • Financial Fundamentals

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Give Back Lehigh Valley Softball Tournament

The Center for Humanistic Change is the donor recipient of all proceeds from the 5th annual Give Back Lehigh Valley Softball Tournament.  Please plan to come out and support this family friendly event. 

CHC RECEIVES $2,500 GRANT FROM JUST BORN QUALITY CONFECTIONS

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $2,500 grant from Just Born Quality Confections. These funds will support the “Heroin and Opioids: YES, you can have the discussion” Social Media Campaign. This campaign will educate and raise awareness about the heroin and opioid epidemic. It comes out of a need to reach parents, students and educators who may not be able to participate in school or community-based heroin and opioid prevention education programs.

This grant award will help to further the mission of the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties such as alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency.

Just Born Quality Confections awards grants through a competitive application and review process.


THE CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC CHANGE, INC. RECEIVES DONATION FROM PPL ELECTRIC UTILITIES CORPORATION "GOOD CATCH PROGRAM"

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a donation from the PPL Electric Utilities “Good Catch Program” for 2017.

Every year, PPL contributes money to the “Good Catch” fund on behalf of employees who discover and report a potential safety problem. An employee committee then identifies community organizations to receive this money. The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. (CHC) was selected as a 2017 beneficiary of this generous program.

Money from the PPL “Good Catch Program” will support CHC prevention education programs such as Project SUCCESS/Crossroads, Heroin and Opioid Prevention Education (HOPE), “Voices from the Valley – Addiction and Recovery” and the Student Assistance Program.

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. facilitates interactive experience-based trainings and small groups that engage participants in meaningful learning. Most of the Center’s programs have been designed in response to the specific needs of schools and communities in the Lehigh Valley. The Center also offers many evidence-based programs that have been approved by the National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices (NREPP).

Prevention Programming offered by the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. helps to further its mission, which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency.

 

 


THE CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC CHANGE, INC. RECEIVES $1,000 GRANT FROM THE RIDER-POOL FOUNDATION

 

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,000 grant from The Rider-Pool Foundation. These funds will support the Crossroads Mentoring Program in the Allentown School District. The Crossroads Mentoring Program provides “at-risk” students in K-5th grade with the emotional support and practical skills needed to identify and develop personal character and resiliency, succeed in school, graduate from school, and cope with life challenges. The Rider-Pool Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process

  • THE CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC CHANGE, INC. RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT FROM

    The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $10,000 grant from
    The Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation. These funds will support the Crossroads Mentoring Program in five elementary schools located in the Easton and Bethlehem School Districts. The Crossroads Mentoring Program provides “at-risk” students in K-5th grade with the emotional support and practical skills needed to identify and develop personal character and resiliency, succeed in school, graduate from school, and cope with life challenges.

    This grant award will help to further the mission of the Center for Humanistic Change which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency.

    The Two Rivers Health & Wellness Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process.

LEONA GRUBER GRANT

THE CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC CHANGE, INC. RECEIVES $1,000 GRANT FROM THE LEONA GRUBER TRUST

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,000 grant from The Leona Gruber Trust. These funds will support the Project SUCCESS Mentoring Program in the Allentown School District. The Project SUCCESS Mentoring Program provides “at-risk” students in 6th-12th grade with the emotional support and practical skills needed to identify and develop personal character and resiliency, succeed in school, graduate from school, and cope with life challenges.

This grant award will help to further the mission of the Center for Humanistic Change which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency.

The Leona Gruber Trust awards grants through a competitive application and review process.

Notes & News



CHC Volunteers Linda and Bob Johnson recently received the Sam and Betsy Torrence “Partners in Volunteerism” Award at the 2018 Breakfast for Champions

Linda is founder and president, and her husband Robert is vice-president, of Voices for Change, a non-profit whose mission is to make changes around the treatment of addiction. Bob and Linda can be found at addiction and recovery events and community forums throughout the Lehigh Valley Sharing the story of how their family was impacted by their son Joseph’s addiction. Linda and Bob are active members of Nar-anon Family Support Groups and the Easton Opioid Awareness Committee. Linda also sits on the Northampton County Drug and Alcohol Advisory Board, helps organize the annual Fed-Up Rally held every August in Bethlehem, and appears in CHC’s newest educational program: Voices from the Valley: Addiction and Recovery.

inda and Bob became devoted to creating change around how addiction is treated after their son’s disease nearly destroyed their family. Together they learned that the only way to help Joseph was to first get help for themselves. They tell families who share their struggle that they need to learn to “detach with love”, understand the importance of self-care, and accept the love and support of others who share the pain of loving someone addicted to drugs. Unfortunately, stigma and shame still surround drug addiction, affecting the person with the addiction, as well as the family. Linda and Bob share their very personal story to fight against the stigma, and encourage families to reach out for help.

Wherever there is an education event, community town hall, fundraiser or recovery celebration, Linda and Bob are there. They come to share a variety of educational pamphlets and resources, as well as to help families navigate the ever-changing world of addiction, rehab, and recovery Linda and Bob are available day or night to provide advice, offer a shoulder to cry on, or just to listen. Linda also attends CHC’s heroin and opioid educational programs in schools and in the community, sharing her story and inspiring hope.

When a child suffers from addiction, the entire family is affected; the stress can be overwhelming, and often leaves parents feeling isolated from each other. At the beginning of her son’s addiction, Linda devoted herself to trying to “fix Him”. She constantly replaced household items that he had stolen in order to get money for drugs. She hid things from her husband in an attempt to control the chaos surround them. Eventually Linda became exhausted, and together she and Bob began the long journey of learning how to cope with Joseph’s addiction. Their compassion for others who suffer is only surpassed by the love and support they give each other. Linda and Bob Johnson are an inspiration.

Side note: Joseph has gone into treatment 19 times. He is currently not using drugs and just became a father. However, Joseph chooses to not join a recovery community, such as NA or AA, which severely compromises his sobriety. Linda and Bob understand this, and continue to enjoy every day, one hour at a time, with their drug-free son and new grandson.

Linda and Bob Johnson with Lisa Wolff, Senior Manager, Special Projects at CHC


THE CENTER FOR HUMANISTIC CHANGE, INC. RECEIVES $1,000 GRANT FROM THE

The Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,000 grant from The Allentown Rotary Foundation. These funds will support the Crossroads Mentoring Program in the Allentown School District. The Crossroads Mentoring Program provides “at-risk” students in K-5th grade with the emotional support and practical skills needed to identify and develop personal character and resiliency, succeed in school, graduate from school, and cope with life challenges.

This grant award will help to further the mission of the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. which is to give people, especially youth, the knowledge and tools they need to make better-informed and more positive life choices. The ability to make healthy choices is critical when people face peer pressure, loss, painful transitions and other difficulties such as alcohol, tobacco and other drug use. Armed with positive skills, participants are better able to make healthy decisions and avoid destructive behaviors while building resiliency.

The Allentown Rotary Foundation awards grants through a competitive application and review process.

Pictured: Arlene Lund, Executive Director of the Center for Humanistic Change, Inc. and Ellen Kern, Chair of the Allentown Rotary Foundation