Welcome to Conquering CHD - New England

At Conquering CHD - New England, we exist to conquer the most common birth defect. We engage, listen, learn, and act. We create visibility and empower all impacted by CHD. We accomplish this through awareness, knowledge, community, and research.

Our chapter is currently serving families in Massachusetts, Maine, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New Hampshire, and Vermont.


*This chapter has received the Honor Roll Award for outstanding performance in support of our mission in 2020.

About Us

Through our chapters, we are able to give knowledge, give a voice and give hope, directly meeting the comprehensive, lifelong needs of patients with congenital heart disease and their families through awareness, knowledge, community, and research programming. Local activities include:
  • Conquering CHD Kits offering critical information and a personal connection for patients with CHD of all ages through individualized care packages.
  • Online chat networks bringing people with similar experiences together.
  •  In-person peer support offering patients and families encouragement and insight from someone who has walked a similar path.
  •  Social events providing a safe environment to celebrate life and simple joys together.
  •  Physician education improving understanding of congenital heart disease from the patient and family perspective.
  •  Research promotion and participation helping promising developments become reality.
  •  Advocacy activities sharing our stories to improve federal research funding.
PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter
PCHA State Chapter

Get Connected


Conquering CHD - New England
1116 Main St. / P.O. Box 201
Millis, MA  02054


For more information about the New England chapter, email newengland@conqueringchd.org.


Join our online chat networks to connect with individuals and families with similar experiences.  We are proud to announce we are additionally providing our services to patients and families located in Maine and New Hampshire!

Conquering CHD - New England (Massachusetts) Chat

Conquering CHD - New England (New Hampshire) Chat

Conquering CHD - New England (Maine) Chat

Conquering CHD Teen/Adult Chat

Conquering CHD Bereaved Hearts

Estamos Conquistando CHD!


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Upcoming Events and Activities


    One important program we have in the New England area is our Conquering CHD Care Kits. When away at the hospital for a procedure, families tend to have nothing but the basics: wallet/purse and phone. Our hospital kits are sent directly to the families providing resources and support items to help bring comfort to the patient and their family during long term stays.


    Some of the items we include in these care kits are:

    • Coloring books and 8-packs of crayons
    • Activity books and decks of cards
    • Travel-sized toiletries especially lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, and deodorant
    • Books for all ages
    • Single-serve snacks (granola bars, crackers, etc.)
    • Gum or mints


    You can support the care kit program by purchasing items from our Amazon Wish List.


    Conquering CHD - New England is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization. Our tax exempt or EIN number is: 85-2374571. For additional documentation of our tax exempt status, please contact newengland@conqueringchd.org.

    Please give generously to support our state chapter activities!

    Give to Conquering CHD - New England


    We are thrilled to announce our partnerships have expanded with these incredible organizations and businesses supporting our mission to conquer CHD!



    Project Linus: Greater Boston Chapter

    "To provide the comfort and security of a handmade blanket, quilt or afghan to any child who may be in need of extra consolation due to severe illness, trauma, and/or other needs."


    Tablet Talk

    "At CHD Tablet Talk, our mission is to keep children with complex congenital heart disease (CHD) connected and engaged while experiencing lengthy stays in the hospital."


    Love For Littles

    "Connecting family, friends, and loved ones in order to show love and support to little warriors fighting big battles."


    The Heart Community Collection

    "We are a collective of CHD authors and creatives who have joined forces to bring resources to the CHD Community."


    It's My Heart New England

    "Providing non-medical support, education, and advocacy for those affected by Congenital Heart Defects in and around New England."



    "Helping families stay together by providing temporary housing solutions for families of children with congenital heart disease."


    David Ortiz Children's Fund

    "Provides essential support for children in the Dominican Republic and in New England who cannot afford the critical cardiac services they need. "


    Stuffed Love

    "Created to spread kindness and hope, one hand-stitch at a time. We share that little bit of hope through hand-stitched pillows."


    Donor Spotlight:


    Disc Golf 978

    "A community based disc golf retailer that host monthly charity raffles in the New England area."


    Meet the New England Volunteer Board

    Chapter President - Alex Sakash

    Chapter Vice President/NH Lead - Nicole West
    Chapter Treasurer - Ashley Ragsdale

    Chapter Secretary - Katya Zabrovski

    Social Media Coordinator - Faith Brackett

    Chapter Events Coordinator - Caitlin Bekker


    Open Volunteer Board Positions

    Teen/Adult Coordinator

    Hospital Coordinator

    Bereavement Coordinator

    Fundraising Coordinator

    Lead Coordinator (CT, ME, RI or VT)


    Please contact us by email if you are interested in a position!