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  • Family Homeless Shelter

    Agency: Center for Human Development

    Jessie's House offers shelter programs for homeless families, a 24 hour family shelter housing up to 6 families, or pregnant women.

    Shelter programs provide critical support and stability for homeless families. The Center for Human Development (CHD) operates Jessie's House, a 24 hour family homeless shelter housing up to 6 families, or pregnant women. At Jessie's House, meal preparation and housekeeping are shared and provided by the guests, and outreach services continue after families have left. Length of stay is 90 days or longer. Applicants must be referred through Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD).

    Services include:

    • Case management.
    • Financial planning and budgeting to pay existing bills and save for new housing.
    • Follow-up for six months to assist families in maintaining self sufficiency.
    • Volunteer opportunities

    • Jessie's House (Amherst)
      24-hour information / help: (413) 658-0060
      17 Seelye St.
      Amherst, MA 01002

    Agency: Center for Human Development

    Languages Offered: Spanish (relief staff), English.

    Program Fees: None. Families must use their own SNAP benefits (food stamps).

    Eligibility: Open to homeless pregnant women or families with children, referred by DTA.

    Area(s) Served:
    • Hampshire County

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