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  • Center for Self-Reliance Food Pantry

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    The Center for Self-Reliance (CSR) Food Pantry provides fresh and non-perishable food to families and individuals in need. Enrolled individuals and families are able to receive food once per month and can choose from a wide variety of food including fresh, local produce, fresh fruits, dairy items, frozen meats and grocery shelf staples. The site al...


  • Clean Energy Consulting

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Community Action's Clean Energy Consulting Program helps homeowners, landlords, and renters figure out how to best use Mass Save Programs and Massachusetts Clean Energy Center rebates to get the best clean energy programs for their homes. Clean energy may lower cooling and heating bills over time. Call (413) 376-1140 or email energyprog@communityac...


  • Community Action Family Center

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    The Community Action Family Center offers activities, support and connection to resources for youth and families in Franklin County. Meet with a family support worker, attend workshops, join in for family activities or playgroups, and much more. Drop-ins and appointments are available. To make an appointment, call (413) 475-1555. A full calendar of...


  • Community Resources and Advocacy

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    The Community Resources and Advocacy (CR&A) Program provides a range of direct client services to help people with low-income access the resources they need. Financial assistance may be available through CR&A for qualified households who need help paying for rent, heat, metered utilities, and move-in expenses. CR&A's Resource Advocates can help cli...


  • Financial Counseling - Money Matters

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Financial Counseling services are provided in response to debt collectors, credit repair issues and/or budgeting support. One on one sessions are customized to meet the participants individual needs and to help navigate financial challenges with tools to reach financial stability. The goal of the Financial Literacy and Counseling Program is to help...


  • Harmon Personnel Services

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Harmon Personnel Services combines high-quality commercial staffing services with the social mission of helping people with low incomes move out of poverty. As an Alternative Staffing Organization (ASO), Harmon Personnel focuses on helping employers, job seekers and the community by providing a screening process which emphasizes skills-matching and...


  • Head Start & Early Learning Programs / Family Child Care

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Community Action’s Head Start & Early Learning Programs (HSELP) Family Child Care Program contracts with licensed educators in Franklin and Hampshire Counties to provide full time state subsidized care for children in small mixed age groups in home-like educational settings. Professional educators offer a classroom experience in their homes combini...


  • Head Start & Early Learning Programs / Full-Day Center Based Programs

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Community Action’s Head Start & Early Learning Programs (HSELP) Full Day Center Based Programs offers full-day/full-year infant, toddler and preschool programs for eligible families in Amherst, Northampton, Greenfield, & Turners Falls. Through contracts with the State of Massachusetts and the Department of Children and Families, HSELP is able to pr...


  • Head Start & Early Learning Programs / Home-Visiting Program

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Community Action's Head Start & Early Learning Programs (HSELP) Home-Visiting Program provides weekly Head Start home visiting for pregnant women, infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in all counties, and offers play-based learning activities in your home each week, tailored to your child’s interests and needs. Your Home Visitor will partner with yo...


  • Head Start & Early Learning Programs / Part - Extended Day Center Based Programs

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Community Action’s Head Start & Early Learning Programs (HSELP) offers Part and Extended Day Programs. The Part-Day Center-Based program (4 hours/day) offers Head Start services at multiple locations in Franklin, Hampshire and Western Hampden Counties for preschoolers.  Extended Day programs (6-7 hours/day) are available at our Orange site for pres...


  • Healthy Families

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Healthy Families is a free family support and parent coaching program for pregnant or first-time parents, age 23 and under, living in Franklin and Hampshire Counties, the North Quabbin region, and the towns of Chester and Ludlow in Hampden County. Home Visitors provide information and guidance starting in pregnancy and continuing through the child'...


  • Home Energy Efficiency and Weatherization

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

     Community Action Pioneer Valley offers free Energy Efficiency Programs for your home through the energy efficiency and weatherization programs. These programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and your utility company in order to help make your home more energy efficient and reduce your energy costs. The Energy Efficiency audits are in-h...


  • LIHEAP Fuel Assistance Program

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    The Fuel Assistance program, also known as the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), provides eligible households with help in paying a portion of their winter heating bills.  Fuel Assistance is available to both homeowners and renters, and covers the primary source of heat. Program eligibility is based on household size and the gross...


  • Money Matters VITA Free Income Tax Assistance Program

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Community Action’s VITA Free Tax-Assistance Program helps taxpayers with lower incomes maximize their tax refund or reduce their taxes due. VITA’s IRS-certified volunteers are available to help residents of Franklin County, Hampshire County and the North Quabbin towns of Athol, Petersham, Royalston, and Phillipston. All taxpayers must be screened b...


  • Older Adult Home Modification Program

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    The Older Adult Home Modification Program (OAHMP), helps eligible lower-income homeowners over the age of 62 install no-cost home modifications that reduce the risk of falling and improve the home's functional abilities. Some examples of home modifications available through this program are grab bars, railings, temporary ramps, tub/shower transfer ...


  • Parent-Child Home Program

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    The Parent-Child Home Program promotes school-readiness by involving children, ages 2 and 3 years old, in reading and educational play during home visits. The Parent-Child Home Program emphasizes the development of parent-child verbal interaction as a critical component of early childhood cognitive and social-emotional development. The Parent-Child...


  • RSVP of the Pioneer Valley

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    RSVP is the volunteer connector for people 55 and over in the Pioneer Valley. Whatever your background, skills, and interests, RSVP will match you with a rewarding volunteer opportunity. One-time, short-term, and on-going opportunities are available to fit every schedule. RSVP staff provide ongoing one-on-one support to ensure that you find your pe...


  • WIC

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    WIC is a nutrition program providing supplemental healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to pregnant and post partum women, infants and children up to 5 years old. WIC stands for Women, Infants and Children.WIC’s goal is to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding women an...


  • West County Emergency Food Pantry

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    The West County Emergency Food Pantry provides fresh and non-perishable food to families and individuals in need. Participants may access food once per month and can choose from a wide variety of food including local produce, dairy items, frozen meats and grocery shelf staples. Custom made bags available for households with dietary restrictions or ...


  • Youth Leadership Development

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Community Action's Youth Leadership Development and Diversity Support programs help youth and young adults develop leadership, organizational, and social skills through community projects and social activities. Groups include support groups for BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ youth/young adults, as well as groups for leaders/activists, and those concerned about...


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