About Us


Our Mission

 We are a community-based organization dedicated to providing help and fostering hope to individuals and families in the communities of Springfield, North Springfield and Baltimore.  

Meet Our Team

Trisha Paradis, Executive Director


Trisha Paradis is a Vermont native who grew up in southern, Vermont. She graduated from  Castleton University where she studied psychology and education. Over the past 18 years, Trisha has had experience working in both medical and human services fields. She began her career working in clinical research, assisting individuals facing cognitive impairment. During her time there, she worked in several capacities including business management and clinical research coordination; it was in this setting she realized her passion for working with people. Later, she shared her passion at a non-profit organization that provides care to people with intellectual disabilities. She again served many roles and provided clinical direction, supervision and quality assurance. Most recently, Trisha service as executive director of a small non-profit social services organization. Here she collaborated with community organizations, fostered programming, and secured funding opportunities.  Trisha is delighted to be continuing her passion for helping others as a part of the team at the Springfield Family Center.

James Harris, Program Director


James Harris, a Military Veteran comes to Springfield Family Center with an extensive background in managing shelters. He is a world traveler and brings many creative passions to his work.

Board of Directors

Lindsy Mack, President

Pastor George Keeler, Vice President

Paul Cioffi, Treasurer

Tara Chase, Secretary 

Ruben Jennings

Volunteers Needed

Help us make a difference


Are you passionate about what we're doing?  

Volunteers help make our mission a reality.  We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. 

There are a number of volunteer opportunities available including:

  •  helping in our food shelf,
  •  picking up food orders, 
  • assisting with the front desk 
  • fundraising activities. 

We're excited to have you join the team! 

Donate Now

Your support and contributions enable us to carry out our important mission to the communities we serve.

Thank You For Helping Us Help Others!

"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much" Helen Keller

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