A Message from the New Executive Director

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Dear Friends of The Gray House,

I am excited to announce that I have joined The Gray House as the new Executive Director. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself.

I was first introduced to The Gray House nearly eight years ago as a student at Western New England University. Immediately, I could see the love and respect that everyone at The Gray House had for each other and for those served. It was the epitome of the word community and I wanted to be a part of it. I began volunteering at The Kids’ Club after school program and the following year was asked to work as a staff member in the program. After graduating, I continued to stay involved and most recently joined the Board of Directors in January 2015.

I bring experience in fundraising, community relations, marketing, licensing and quality assurance to The Gray House. I also bring a deep understanding of the mission and vision of The Gray House along with the purpose our founding Sisters intended for the home — to be a place where peace is lived and learned and hope is shared. As I look to the future of The Gray House and how we can grow to meet the needs of our neighbors, I do so through this lens.

While I was not raised in Springfield, Springfield is my home and I am passionate about making a difference in my community. I am confident that there is no better way to achieve this than through The Gray House alongside our dedicated staff and volunteers.

I would also like to thank my predecessor, Dena Calvanese. I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to get to know Dena and work with her over the past nearly eight years. I am grateful for her continued dedication to this organization and those we serve as well as for her role as a mentor to me.

I hope to have the opportunity to get to know you — our donors, volunteers, partners and neighbors — and invite you to attend an Open House at The Gray House. Please stop by on Wednesday, August 24 from 8-9am or 12-2pm to meet our staff and learn more about our services or volunteer opportunities.

I appreciate your continued support of The Gray House and look forward to sharing our stories and news with you.


Teresa Spaziani
Executive Director

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Adult Education Program

The Adult Education Program provides English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) and basic literacy education to adult learners.

Kids’ Club Programs

The Kids’ Club is an After-School and Summer Program serving children in grades 2 to 5.
Gray House Food Pantry

Food Pantry Program

The Gray House's Food Pantry serves as a source of emergency food for those in need.