SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Children’s Study Home in Springfield announced its new brand and the expansion of its mental health services on Wednesday.

The Children’s Study Home in Springfield, known for its commitment to serving children and families impacted by trauma, has officially rebranded and will now go by a new name, “Helix Human Services.” The announcement was made Wednesday morning at the Merriam-Webster building.

“Our core competency is really to serve humans, and it’s really all-encompassing. It’s not just the trauma-informed care to children, but also trauma-informed care to adults,” said John Pappas, Board President at Helix Human Services.

Helix Human Services will move forward with the same mission, celebrating the agency’s resilience in its over 150-years of existence.

Back in 1865, Rachel Capem Merriam had an organization that provided care, comfort, and healing to in-need women and children that were orphaned by the Civil War, according to a news release from the Children’s Study Home. The Springfield Home for Friendless Women and Children is now The Children’s Study Home.

The Children’s Study Home has been dedicated to a single purpose, which is to find ways to help people who have experienced trauma in their lives. They recently opened Family Wellness Center in Holyoke, where they can expand open access to mental health services to individuals and families.