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  • ACC "Incubator" Support Group

    Agency: Amherst Community Connections

    Every Wednesday from 10:00am - 11:30am we take a break from all the case work and hold weekly "Incubator" group meetings immediately following the community breakfast held in the Unitarian Meetinghouse. These meetings give participants and advocates alike an opportunity to meet new people and explore new interests and skills. Incubator meetings are...


  • ACC One-Stop Resource Center

    Agency: Amherst Community Connections

    At the Amherst Community Connections (ACC) One-Stop Resource Center we provide a large variety of referrals and services to our participants related to food, housing, and other elements that are necessary to reaching the final goal. Offering such a wide array of services does not reduce the quality of the care we give, but rather it enhances it by ...


  • Adoption Program

    Agency: 18 Degrees Family Services

    18 Degrees Family Services (formerly Berkshire Children and Families / BCF) coordinates adoption of children, especially those currently in foster care. 18 Degrees handles child assessments, home studies, case management/permanency planning, and parenting assessments.


  • Adoption Services and Support

    Agency: Full Circle Adoptions

    A full service adoption agency for expectant parents providing neutral options counseling, pregnancy related financial assistance, benefits assistance, resource and referral, matching/placement with adoptive parents, post placement counseling and support, and post delivery pregnancy related financial assistance.Full Circle Adoptions provides servic...


  • Adult Family Care

    Agency: Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.

    Nonotuck Resource Associates' Adult Family Care program provides nursing, case management and financial support to family members to keep loved ones with disabilities at home instead of in institutions, or to provide residential supports for people to remain in the community and out of long term care institutions.


  • Adult Foster Care

    Agency: WestMass ElderCare Inc.

    WestMass ElderCare’s Adult Foster Care provides room, board, and personal care services in a family-like setting, for elders and disabled individuals who require a supervised living environment. Adult Foster Care provides homes for adults who cannot live alone safely, enabling adults to remain in, and be part of, the community, with professional nu...


  • Adult Mentoring Programs

    Agency: North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy

    North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy provides protection and advocacy for vulnerable people by fostering and supporting freely given, one-to-one personal relationships One partner in each relationship is a local citizen with a mental, developmental, or age-related difficulty (such as mental retardation, mental disorder, cerebral palsy or conditions resul...


  • Adult/ Child Mentoring

    Agency: Center for Human Development

    CHD's Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life and our vision is that all youth achieve thei...


  • Adult/Child Mentoring Programs

    Agency: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County

    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County has provided quality mentoring in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region of Western Massachusetts for almost half a century. We match children (ages 6-14) in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region who are facing adversity with carefully screened and professionally supported mentors for one-to-...


  • Amherst Family Center

    Agency: Family Programs / UMass Amherst

    The Amherst Family Center (AFC) operates a week day drop-in program for UMass and Hampshire County families offering an array of parenting education workshops and support groups, parent-to-parent peer support, and respite from the overall pressures of parenting. The core mission of the AFC is to empower women and men of diverse backgrounds to succe...


  • Brain Injury Services

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    Assists people living with the continuing effects of a brain injury caused by trauma or a medical event to re-learn skills and knowledge they once took for granted, including speaking and walking.ServiceNets' Brain Injury Services provides a full continuum of residential and support programs including Shared Living and Enrichment Centers. Shared Li...


  • Breastfeeding Support and Breast Pumps

    Vital Milk is a durable medical equipment (DME) company with the primary goal of helping all mothers obtain a double electric breast pump and evidence-based lactation support as a benefit of her insurance plan. Vital Milk employs mothers (certified lactation counselors) who provide free in-home deliveries to offer personal instruction and evidence-...


  • Child At-Risk Hotline

    Agency: Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    If you know of or suspect child abuse or neglect please call immediately. During regular business hours (8:45am-5:00pm M-F) call the DCF area office that serves the city or town where the child lives. Otherwise, dial the Child-at-Risk Hotline at 800-792-5200. Please gather as much information as you can about the suspected abuse or neglect before c...


  • Child Care Provider Referrals

    Agency: New England Farm Workers' Council

    The New England Farm Workers' Council (NEFWC) Child Care Specialists are here ready to help provide assistance in finding child care for your infant, toddler, preschooler, school age child, or child with a disability.Finding a quality child care program for your child takes time and energy, but it is the most important step toward a successful chil...


  • Child and Family Advocacy

    Agency: Children's Advocacy Center

    The mission of The Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) is to prevent and end child abuse in our community by providing education, safety, healing and justice. The CAC offers a safe, child friendly environment for children to be interviewed that have disclosed physical or sexual abuse. The CAC is a community leader helping all victims of child abuse ac...


  • Childcare and Early Childhood Services

    Agency: Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

    BHN offers four childcare centers that provide early education, featuring literacy, math, science, art, music, physical activity and planned periods of rest in a nurturing, happy environment. Childcare is offered before school, after school and during all school vacations, including summer. All childcare programs at the Behavioral Health Network ar...


  • Children, Youth and Family Services

    Agency: Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

    Parents often experience worry and concern when delays in their child’s development occur, or when they see ongoing behaviors that are difficult to understand and deal with.The Behavioral Health Network (BHN) offers peer supports, shared decision-making and in-home services and supports in many of our programs. Family Partners with similar experien...


  • 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. The Family Center offers support during times of need in a welcoming and affirming environment. Meet with a family support worker, attend workshops, join us for family activities or playgroups, and much more.Offered a...


  • Community Centered Family Support

    Agency: 18 Degrees Family Services

    Community Centered Family Support at 18 Degrees Family Services (formerly Berkshire Children and Families / BCF) consists of weekly home visiting services to provide parent support and education. Family Support helps families access community support, strengthen parent-child relationships, and improve communication with their children’s schools. Ea...


  • Community Network for Children Program

    Agency: Erving School Union 28

    The Erving School Union #28 Community Network for Children Program is funded through the Department of Early Education and Care Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant (CFCE) and donations from the community.The Community Network for Children Program offers: Playgroups Tales & Tunes Sessions a Welcome Baby Home Visit Parent Education and ...


  • Community Outreach and Education

    Agency: Office of the Northwestern District Attorney

    The Northwestern District Attorney's Community Outreach and Education Unit provides crime prevention and safety information, and offers presentations, trainings, guest speakers and can consult on a wide array of issues of concern to the people of the Northwestern District. The Unit has worked in partnership with community coalitions, offering educa...


  • Corrections to Community

    Agency: Gandara Mental Health Center, Inc.

    The Corrections to Community Program provides case management services for HIV+ inmates and ex-offenders.


  • Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    Agency: Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    DCF strives to protect children from abuse and neglect and supports young adults, age 18-22, who are transitioning from DCF custody to independent living. The Department of Children and Families (DCF) investigates reports of child abuse and child neglect. Services include: Children's Protective Services CHINS information Counseling and Foster Care ...


  • Developmental Disability Services

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    Developmental Disability Services at ServiceNet offers several specialized support services for individuals with a developmental disability or autism, including:BEHAVIORAL HEALTH SUPPORTClinical services include case management, peer support, advocacy, and individual or group therapy. Treatments offered for anxiety and depression, communication ski...


  • Disability Services

    Agency: Stavros Center For Independent Living

    Stavros' programs and services are designed to meet the needs of persons of any age or disability as they work to achieve their life goals that are free of barriers and important to them. Stavros has several different programs and departments that offer services and resources for people with disabilities, including:Personal Care and Assistance Serv...


  • Early Education and Care

    Agency: YMCA of Greenfield

    The YMCA in Greenfield offers Early Education and Child Care programs that includes Before and After School Care, Preschool, ChildWatch and a Game Room.YMCA Child Care Programs provide a fun, diverse, safe, and comfortable environment for kids to learn, grow and thrive. At the Y, kids have a wealth of facilities and activities available daily, plus...


  • Easthampton 6-S

    Agency: Collaborative for Educational Services

    The Easthampton 6-S program provides support for parents in meeting the social and emotional needs of young children through direct mental health support, education and skill building, and networking.


  • Elder Protective Services

    Agency: LifePath, Inc.

    LifePath Elder Protective Services Program helps elders who are experiencing abuse or neglect by others, who are at risk for physical or emotional injury or who are unsafe because of an inability to care for themselves.Massachusetts General Law defines elder abuse as acts or omissions resulting in serious physical, sexual or emotional injury or fin...


  • Emergency Shelter

    Agency: Our Father's House, Inc.

    Provides a temporary "dry" shelter, meals, housing search, and support services to homeless men, necessary to their self-sufficiency.The Emergency Shelter Program is designed to offer a temporary shelter opportunity to homeless men. It is a “dry shelter” in that guests are not allowed to use alcohol or drugs. Every guest meets with a case manager w...


  • Emergency Short-Term Housing Supports

    Agency: DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services

    To prevent homelessness and sexual exploitation of teens, TeenLine provides resource information, referrals, counseling, case management, advocacy, and emergency shelter by reaching out to at-risk youth. Youth, parents, guidance counselors, and other helping professionals are encouraged to call or stop by.DIAL/SELF’s NightOwl Program, an overnight ...


  • Families in Transition (FIT)

    Agency: Franklin County Bar Association

    Prior to obtaining a divorce, all parents of children under 18 are mandated by the Probate and Family Court to take the Families in Transition (FIT) Parent Education class. Classes are held in small groups and facilitated by skilled family therapists. The FIT Program provides practical solutions for cooperative parenting and minimize the impact of ...


  • Family Caregiver Support

    Agency: WestMass ElderCare Inc.

    WestMass ElderCare’s Family Caregiver Support services are available to those who care for: An adult age 60 years or older or An adult of any age with Alzheimer’s Disease A grandparent or relative caregiver (not a parent) (age 55 years or older) caring for grandchildren age 18 years or younger, or an adult disabled child between the age of 19 and 5...


  • Family Center

    Agency: Valuing Our Children

      The Valuing Our Children (VOC) Family Center offers parenting education classes, support groups, playgroups, and other family support activities.  The Family Center has a classroom, a parents' lounge and a playroom for playgroups and childcare during programming.  The VOC Family Center provides: Group and individual based parent education Individ...


  • Family Empowerment

    Agency: Pathlight

     Family Empowerment is a Family Support Center for Hampshire and Franklin Counties providing assistance to those caring for a family member with a disability, of any age, by helping find state and local resources and in developing a unique plan of action to support the family’s needs. Whether the care is for a preschooler, a school-age child, a tee...


  • 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 wome...


  • Family Maintenance/Reunification

    Agency: Department of Children and Families (DCF)

    DCF is committed to protecting children, looks into allegations of abuse and neglect reported by professionals and the public, and connects families with services in the community.DCF supports the child’s need for safety, permanency and well-being as well as support the ability of the parents to meet those needs. When reuniting children in out-of-h...


  • Family Support Center

    Agency: The United Arc

    The United Arc’s Family Support Centers provide supports to families caring for a family member who meets eligibility criteria with the Department of Developmental Services (DDS). Primary supports offered include service navigation, information and referral, family trainings and support groups, community connections, social/ recreational opportunit...


  • Family Support Centers/ Outreach

    Agency: Center for Human Development

    Family Outreach of Amherst (FOA) is the safety net for low-income families in Amherst and the surrounding communities. We are unique in our ability to address all the issues struggling families face: mental health, domestic violence, trauma, substance abuse and addiction, housing, and life skills. We believe the families we work with are experts in...


  • Family Support Centers/ Outreach

    Agency: Hilltown Community Health Center

    Many community programs, services and resources can be found at the Hilltown Community Family Center. Whether you’ve received a recent chronic disease diagnosis, become a parent for the first time (or the 5th!), need help getting or using health insurance, want to apply for SNAP (food stamps) or other resources, have experienced domestic violence, ...


  • Family Support Home Visiting

    Agency: Montague Catholic Social Ministries

    A strength based Home Visiting Program that builds families' self-sufficiency through goal setting and wrap around support. The Home Visiting Program builds nurturing strategies using protective factors: Parental Resilience Social Connections Knowledge of Parenting and Child Development Concrete Support in times of need Healthy Social and Emotional...


  • Family Support Services

    Agency: Northeast Center for Youth and Families, Inc.

    The Family Support Services program provides several levels of care, from in home therapy and family stabilization to therapeutic mentoring and parent education. The program creates and maintains natural supports for young people and their caregivers in the home before, after or instead of inpatient treatment elsewhere. All services within this pro...


  • Family Support Services (Franklin County)

    Agency: Clinical & Support Options Inc.

    CSO’s Family Support Services provides home-based care for youth and families, including: Intensive Care Coordination, Family Partners, In-home Therapy, Therapeutic Mentoring, In-Home Behavioral Therapy, and Mobile Crisis Intervention. Services are available at your home, in our offices, or at the location of your choice. Urgent access available. W...


  • Family Support Services (Hampshire County)

    Agency: Clinical & Support Options Inc.

    CSO’s Family Support Services provides home-based care for youth and families, including: Intensive Care Coordination, Family Partners, In-home Therapy, Therapeutic Mentoring, In-Home Behavioral Therapy, and Mobile Crisis Intervention. Services are available at your home, in our offices, or at the location of your choice. Urgent access available. W...


  • Family Support and Advocacy

    Agency: Valuing Our Children

    Valuing Our Children (VOC) provides Family Support and Advocacy for any family in the North Quabbin region. Through information and referrals, home visiting, family team meetings, and working collaboratively with state and local agencies, families can have the support they need to feel strong and connected. Family Support and Advocacy helps familie...


  • Family Support and Stabilization (W. Springfield Clinic)

    Agency: Center for Human Development

    The Outpatient Behavioral Health Clinic in West Springfield, MA offers professionally trained counselors, psychotherapists, psychiatrists and clinical nurse specialists to help individuals and families overcome emotional and mental challenges – and enjoy a happier, more fulfilling life. The West Springfield Clinic also offers Dialectical Behavior T...


  • Family and Parenting at MCSM

    Agency: Montague Catholic Social Ministries

    Family & Parenting at MCSM includes the following programs: Homework Help Turners Falls Playgroup Bilingual Play and Learn Group Nurturing Families Program Nurturing Fathers Program Parent to Parent Support Group (P2P) Parent Council


  • For the Children (FTC) / Only One Childhood (O1C)

    Agency: Hampshire County Bar Association

      Offering parenting education classes for parents who were either never married or who are separated and who have children under the age of 18.  For The Children (FTC) is a supportive parent education program, open to the public, that focuses on the needs of children of never-married parents. The program is two 2-1/2 hour long sessions and is held...


  • Foster Homes for Dependent Children

    Agency: Gandara Mental Health Center, Inc.

    Children are placed in foster homes with a varied length of stay. The foster care program provides intensive case management, transportation, recreational opportunities, and 24-hour on-call support.


  • Franklin County Children's Visitation Program (FCCVP)

    Agency: New England Learning Center for Women in Transition

    NELCWIT's Franklin County Children's Visitation Program (FCCVP) offers supervised visitation for families in which a non-custodial parent has been involved in domestic violence, sexual violence, or substance abuse. All visits will be observed by visitation monitors, who may share ideas about how to use the visitation time and offer support to both ...


  • Frontier Club

    Agency: The United Arc

    The United Arc's Frontier Club is a self-advocacy group that fosters peer support, community inclusion, leadership development, advocacy at the state and local levels, social events, and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


  • Grandparent and Kinship Care Support Group

    Agency: The United Arc

    The Grandparent and Kinship Care Support Group provides support to grandparents and other relatives who are raising their grandchildren. The support group meets monthly where grandparents can share their experiences and receive support from others. We also provide resources on a variety of topics related to child rearing and being a grandparent.


  • Greenfield Housing Rehabilitation Program

    Agency: Greenfield Town Government

    The City of Greenfield Community and Economic Development Department (CEDD) administers loans and oversees the contractor process to help provide an affordable way for homeowners to complete necessary repairs. Loans through the Housing Rehabilitation Program are 0% interest, deferred loans, payable upon sale or transfer of the home. CEDD also provi...


  • Grove Street Inn Shelter

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    A year-round emergency shelter for homeless adults providing shelter and meals, and assistance with housing, employment, benefits, and healthcare.The Grove Street Inn is the only year-round shelter in Hampshire County open to all homeless adults. The Inn was established in 1990 through community efforts. With no permanent base of funding, a unique ...


  • HCS Head Start

    Agency: HCS Head Start

      Holyoke - Chicopee - Springfield (HCS) Head Start provides low-income children and their families high quality comprehensive child development services to enrolled children. HCS Head Start is a multi-service agency, providing comprehensive programs, services and support to local communities, empowering families to achieve stability in their home ...


  • HIV and AIDS Case/Care Management

    Agency: Cooley Dickinson Healthcare Corporation

    A Positive Place provides on-going assistance to people who are HIV positive, including referrals and accompaniment to HIV/AIDS knowledgeable doctors, medical transportation, help accessing health insurance and financial assistance, education about the disease, coordination of medical care and social services, and offer non-judgmental emotional sup...


  • Hampshire County Resource Center

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    The Hampshire County Resource Center works with homeless and other individuals by assisting with job search, housing search and referrals, accessing mental health (basic mental health counseling), substance abuse services and other needs. This location is also a Homeless Drop in Center providing case management for those on the waiting list for the...


  • Head Start & Early Learning Programs / Family Child Care

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Community Action’s Head Start & Early Learning Programs contract 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 combining quality education with the comfo...


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

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Full-Day Center-Based Programs in Hampshire and Franklin Counties provide state subsidized full time care for infants, toddlers and preschoolers for families who have a need for full-day childcare.The Head Start & Early Learning Programs provide early education and care and other comprehensive services including case management, disabilities servic...


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

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    The Head Start and Early Head Start Home-Visiting Program is for pregnant women and families with children ages 0-5 in Franklin, Hampshire, and Western Hampden Counties. Our experienced home visitors conduct weekly visits to family homes, offering support and many critical resources. Home visitors provide individualized learning experiences for fam...


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

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    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 preschoolers and our Westfield site for infants, toddlers and preschoolers.The Head Start & Early Learning ...


  • 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 20 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'...


  • Hilltown Elder Network (HEN)

    Agency: Hilltown Community Development Corporation

    The Hilltown Elder Network (HEN) provides elders with in-home services and assistance with cleaning, laundry, food shopping, meal preparation, snow removal and escorted transportation. Elders must be at least 62 years old, must meet household income criteria, and must have depleted or become ineligible for other forms of assistance, such as State H...


  • Hilltown Social Services

    Agency: Hilltown Community Health Center

    Hilltown Social Services provides information and referrals, case management, and outreach services to support individuals and families in identifying and accessing resources to achieve self-sufficiency.Hilltown Social Services can help you access fuel assistance, health care, housing referrals, job readiness programs, assistance with SNAP, and muc...


  • Home Care

    Agency: Highland Valley Elder Services

    Highland Valley Elder Services provides assessment for, arranges and oversees in-home care which may include everything from light housekeeping and chore services to personal and care management services. Highland Valley Elder Services Home Care includes: Care Management Services: Long-term case management to help elders and family care-givers. Fam...


  • Home Care Program

    Agency: WestMass ElderCare Inc.

    WestMass ElderCare’s Home Care Program offers a variety of options for individuals to live independently at home: In-home support to assist with daily living needs. Supports for families caring for elders in their own homes. Services can include case management, nursing assessment, homemaker, personal care, adult day health, home delivered meals, c...


  • Home Care Services

    Agency: LifePath, Inc.

    When you can't manage normal daily activities, Home Care Services provides the help you need to stay in your own home or return there after a hospital or nursing home stay. LifePath staff work with you and your family in your home to help you determine your needs and make informed decisions. A plan of care specific to your needs is developed and se...


  • Home Energy Assistance

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Energy Efficiency and Weatherization audits available and homeowners may be eligible for heat repair/ replacement to fix a primary heating system.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 a...


  • Home Rehabilitation Programs

    Agency: Hilltown Community Development Corporation

    Provides eligible homeowners with deferred payment loans to address code violations in their home and improve living conditions.The Hilltown CDC Housing Rehabilitation Program provides eligible homeowners with deferred payment loans in order to address code violations and improve living conditions for low-and moderate-income households.  A wide ran...


  • HomeCare

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    ServiceNet offers a certified home health program for people of all ages who have a need for skilled nursing and/or social services in the home.


  • Housing Rehabilitation Program

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    The FCRHRA administers loans to help provide an affordable way for homeowners to do needed repairs, weatherize their homes and meet building codes.The Housing Rehabilitation Program of the FCRHRA administers deferred payment housing rehabilitation loans on behalf of many of the municipalities of Franklin County. These loans provide an affordable me...


  • Immigrant Resettlement Services

    Agency: Catholic Charities

    In addition to aiding clients with their CIS documents, caseworkers can provide referrals to legal services, social services and ESOL classes for immigrants regardless of status. We also offer classes for those seeking citizenship. These classes are held twice per year and designed to prepare participants for the U.S. citizenship examination. Class...


  • In Home Hospice Care

    Agency: Cooley Dickinson Healthcare Corporation

    The hospice program of Cooley Dickinson cares for terminally ill patients and their families, primarily at home. Services include skilled nursing care, social work counseling, spiritual care, bereavement support, and more: Skilled nursing, physical, speech, and occupational therapy, social work, and home health aides provided to patients in their h...


  • Individual Home-Support Program

    Agency: The United Arc

    The Individual Home-Support Program provides community-based services to assist individuals in living as independently as possible in a variety of settings. Individual Home-Support staff assist individuals with: Healthcare Oversight Medication Management Money Management Shopping Nutritional Education Meal Preparation Home Maintenance and more...I...


  • Information and Referral

    Agency: Highland Valley Elder Services

    Highland Valley Elder Services Information and Referral Services help to introduce a free and friendly conversation about community resources and services available to those aged 60 and over. Our Care Advisors provide comprehensive information including: Care Management Services: Long-term case management to help elders and family care-givers. Fami...


  • LifeSet

    Agency: Youth Villages

    LifeSet is a program that gives young adults from age 17-22 the support and guidance they need to make a successful transition to adulthood. We primarily work with at-risk youth and young adults leaving the foster care, juvenile justice and mental health systems. LifeSet specialists meet with participants at least once a week and are available 24/7...


  • Look4Help

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Look4Help, Community Action’s Public Resource Directory and website, was created in response to a community need for an up-to-date, locally-based, searchable listing of social service information.The Look4Help Public Resource Directory can be accessed online at www.Look4Help.org. The directory helps fill a gap between Mass 2-1-1 and other resource ...


  • MCSM Family Center

    Agency: Montague Catholic Social Ministries

    The Montague Catholic Social Ministries Family Center offers play groups and support for parents in Turners Falls.


  • Mediation Service

    Agency: Quabbin Mediation

    Quabbin Mediation mediates disputes that arise in all areas of community life, including business, neighbor, family and divorce, court, and tenant-landlord disputes. Quabbin Mediation also offers training in mediation, communications, meeting facilitation, negotiation, conflict resolution, and Training Active Bystanders.


  • Mental Health Services

    Agency: Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

    The Behavioral Health Network (BHN) offers many types of counseling programs and services for adults, youth, children, couples and families. Therapy and Counseling is offered at 11 licensed sites throughout Hampden County. The Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) for Substance Use Disorders is a group-centered program, where adults work together to m...


  • Money Management

    Agency: Highland Valley Elder Services

    Highland Valley Elder Services Money Management Program provides money management services such as organizing and paying bills, check writing, reconciling accounts, and representative payee services. Bill Payer Services: Participants who utilize this service are capable of making decisions about their own financial affairs, yet may need assistance ...


  • Money Management

    Agency: WestMass ElderCare Inc.

    WestMass ElderCare’s Money Management Program is a free, in-home service that assists low income elders and disabled persons with paying bills, writing checks, budgeting and balancing a checkbook. The program does not provide advice on financial matters, investments or assist with banking services. The program is meant to aid the elderly or disable...


  • NCYF Foster Care Services

    Agency: Northeast Center for Youth and Families, Inc.

    With over 100 foster homes throughout Massachusetts, Northeast Center for Youth and Families (NCYF) offers foster care placements for children, regardless of their background. Our foster parents are highly trained in therapeutic approaches and work with children with a variety of mental health backgrounds. NCYF foster care services include: All fos...


  • North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy

    Agency: North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy

    North Quabbin Citizen Advocacy provides protection and advocacy for vulnerable people by fostering and supporting freely given, one-to-one personal relationships One partner in each relationship is a local citizen with a mental, developmental, or age-related difficulty (such as mental retardation, mental disorder, cerebral palsy or conditions resul...


  • North Quabbin Recovery Center

    Agency: North Quabbin Community Coalition

    The North Quabbin Recovery Center provides a compassionate safe space to offer peer support to allow multiple paths of recovery for all.The North Quabbin Recovery Center is a project of the North Quabbin Community Coalition in partnership with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and the Opioid Task Force of Franklin County and the North Quabbin Re...


  • Northampton Neighbors Volunteers

    Agency: Northampton Neighbors

    Northampton Neighbors (NN) provides volunteer services and programs to empower seniors to live independent, engaged lives at home. Membership is free, and all members are welcome at social events and can access our list of member recommended service providers, for professional services like plumbers and lawyers. Members who are 55+ and reside in No...


  • Northampton Peer Recovery Center

    Agency: Western Massachusetts Training Consortium

    The Peer Recovery Center provides support services designed to fill the needs of people in recovery. The services are designed and delivered by people who have experienced both substance use disorder and recovery. Peers lead and design opportunities for social, educational and wellness activities that support recovery.The Northampton Recovery Cente...


  • Nutrition Program

    Agency: Highland Valley Elder Services

    Provides meals to seniors over 60 years of age at local dining centers or delivered to a senior's home. Provides nutritional screening and counseling.Highland Valley Elder Services Nutrition Program provides meals to seniors over 60 years of age, either prepared at Local Dining Centers or delivered directly to your home. General nutritional screeni...


  • Occupational/Professional Associations

    Agency: North Quabbin Community Coalition

    The North Quabbin Community Coalition is a community-wide alliance committed to improving the quality of life for all those living and working in the North Quabbin region. Networking and collaboration between health and human service providers is focused on developing coordinated solutions with a goal of maximizing all existing resources. The coali...


  • Office of Social Services

    Agency: Catholic Charities

    Provides housing assistance and case management and referrals for food, benefits applications, fuel assistance, jobs, and other services.The Catholic Charities Office of Social Services provides a wide range of services to individuals and families in need of assistance. Each person is given individual attention at the intake process. Evaluation, as...


  • PATCH and Family Resource Center

    Agency: Valuing Our Children

    Valuing Our Children's PATCH Office / Family Resource Center (FRC) serves as a second site where families can access advocacy along with information and referral services. The PATCH Office and FRC also serves as a meeting place for support groups and as a satellite office for several state agencies.Programs at the PATCH Office focus on family suppo...


  • Parent Aide Program (PAVE)

    Agency: 18 Degrees Family Services

    PAVE (Parent Aide Volunteer Effort) is a home visiting program that provides parents with a trusting, non-judgmental relationship to address parenting challenges and family needs. Weekly visits are conducted for one year. Groups are 4-10 weeks.


  • Parent Child Home Program

    Agency: Northampton Public Schools

    The Parent Child Home Program is a home-based literacy, school readiness and parenting program for Northampton and Hadley parents and their toddlers and preschoolers, which promotes learning and language development through the use of books and toys.


  • Parent Education Workshops

    Agency: Collaborative for Educational Services

    Free Parent Education Workshops on early literacy, social/emotional development and parenting skills are provided to parents of infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, through CES’s Puzzle of Parenting series. The workshops are designed for parents, grandparents, and guardians of children from birth to kindergarten age in collaboration with local pare...


  • Parent Support Groups

    Agency: MotherWoman

    MotherWoman provides support services for mothers including support groups at various locations, post-partum support, resource and referral, and advocacy.


  • Parent and Family Services

    Agency: The Brick House Community Resource Center

    The Family Services Coordinator at the Brick House works with parents in Turners Falls and the surrounding area who struggle to meet their families’ basic needs by connecting with the existing community resources and services that are available to them, as well as supporting them as they seek larger-scale solutions to challenges they face.Some of t...


  • 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...


  • ParentCoach

    Agency: Collaborative for Educational Services

    The ParentCoach program offers one-on-one meetings with an early childhood social worker to problem solve and identify resources around issues of parenting and child development.


  • Parental Visitation Monitoring

    Agency: YWCA of Western Massachusetts

    The YWCA offers a safe place for court-ordered visitation with the non-custodial parent for victims of domestic violence and their children.


  • Parents and Children in Transition (PACT)

    Agency: Hampshire County Bar Association

    Offering parenting education classes for parents who are in the process of a divorce and who have children under the age of 18.The Parents and Children in Transition (PACT) program consists of two 2-1/2 hour long parent education sessions offered by the Hampshire County Bar Association. It is a program of support, and aims to empower parents by imp...


  • Permanent Supportive Housing Program

    Agency: GAAMHA Inc.

    The GAAMHA Permanent Supportive Housing Program provides permanent, supportive sober housing for up to 12 men and women in modern studio apartments. These fully furnished apartments are move-in ready for people who have completed residential treatment and established a solid foundation of recovery and wish to transition into independent living.Resi...


  • Personal Care

    Agency: Overlook Visiting Nurses Association

    Overlook Visiting Nurses Association provides comprehensive in-home personal care and homemaking services. Specific services include: Meal Preparation Laundry Housekeeping Grocery Shopping/ Errands Medication Reminders 24-hour Care Respite Care or Relief for Family Walking and Therapeutic Exercises Bathing, Grooming and Hygiene Transferring and Pos...


  • Personal Care Attendant (PCA)

    Agency: WestMass ElderCare Inc.

    Personal Care Assistance is provided in the home to people with disabilities or chronic disabling disease who need assistance with activities of daily living.WestMass ElderCare’s Personal Care Attendant (PCA) is a person who does things for you that you are physically unable to do yourself. A PCA also helps you do things that would take an exceptio...


  • Personal Care Attendant Program

    Agency: LifePath, Inc.

    The Personal Care Attendant Program fosters independence in individuals with disabilities who receive MassHealth by assisting them with performing their day-to-day activities in the home. Consumers find & hire their own Personal Care Attendant and pay them with funding from MassHealth. Consumers sometimes need help managing the employment of PCAs. ...


  • Pioneer Club

    Agency: The United Arc

    The United Arc's Pioneer Club is a self-advocacy group that fosters peer support, community inclusion, leadership development, advocacy at the state and local levels, social events, and learning opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.


  • Positive Parenting Resource Center

    Agency: The United Arc

    The United Arc's Positive Parenting Center provides services for families headed by parents with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities throughout Western Massachusetts--Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden and Worcester counties. Services include home visiting, case management, parent support and education groups, supervised visitation for childre...


  • Private Guardianship/Conservatorship Programs

    Agency: Jewish Family Services of Western Mass.

    Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts provides guardianship or conservatorship services for elders who are no longer able to care for themselves and/or their finances.


  • Protective Services

    Agency: Highland Valley Elder Services

    Highland Valley Elder Services Protective Services investigates allegations of abuse or neglect of any kind, to keep elders safe from harm. Elder abuse includes physical, emotional and sexual abuse, neglect by a caregiver, self-neglect and financial exploitation. The Personal Emergency Response Service provides a 24-hour monitored medical communica...


  • Refugee Resettlement Services

    Agency: Jewish Family Services of Western Mass.

    Jewish Family Services of Western Massachusetts provides resettlement services to refugees. The refugee resettlement program helps refugees learn English, gain employment, attain citizenship and meet other basic needs.


  • Salasin Project

    Agency: Western Massachusetts Training Consortium

    The Salasin Project offers support in the form of individual and group to survivors of domestic and interpersonal violence. The Salasin Project works hard to ensure that the center is a safe and supportive environment and accessible to a diverse population. Individual and family support is provided to participants in the following areas: Informatio...


  • Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Outreach

    Agency: Center for Human Development

    The Single Room Occupancy (SRO) Outreach Program of the Center for Human Development (CHD) provides outreach and case management services to low-income at-risk adults and individuals living in a single room occupancies (SROs) in Hampshire County. Staff provide support, advocacy and other assistance needed to overcome major barriers, prevent homeles...


  • Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14

    Agency: Easthampton Healthy Youth Coalition

    The Strengthening Families Program (SFP 10-14) is for parents/caregivers and middle schoolers in Easthampton and teaches the skills needed to help youth resist the peer pressure that leads to risky behaviors. Research shows that protective parenting improves family relationships and decreases the level of family conflict, contributing to lower leve...


  • Support Services and Resource Referrals

    Agency: Center for New Americans

    Center for New Americans offers Support Services and Resource Referrals for current students.Visit www.cnam.org/job-support-employment-resources for links to Job and Career Information: Jobs Search at the MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center Social Security Jobs in the Valley Franklin Hampshire Youth Employment Pioneer Valley Workers Center Ma...


  • Supportive Housing

    Agency: DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services

    DIAL/SELF's Supportive Housing Programs support young adults, particularly those who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness with a range of affordable housing options. These programs include an array of social services, life skills education, case management, and community service responsibilities. The Step Program provides a safe place to liv...


  • Supportive Housing

    Agency: The United Arc

    The United Arc offers group residential supports to adult consumers who need 24 hour support at all stages and conditions of adult life.


  • Supportive Housing

    Agency: Viability

    Viability's AIM Housing and Support Services provides supportive housing and living situations for people with developmental, physical and psychiatric disabilities. Service includes group residences, supported living services, and residential placement services.


  • Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)

    Agency: Soldier On

    The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program at Soldier On is a door-to-door outreach campaign assisting veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Soldier On provides in-home case management, referral services, and temporary financial assistance for housing to veterans facing homelessness. Soldier ...


  • Teen Parenting Program (Residential)

    Agency: YWCA of Western Massachusetts

    The YWCA's Holyoke Teen Parenting Program and Springfield Teen Parenting Program are residential parenting programs for teen parents age 13-20. Provided are case management, support groups, parenting and life skills support, and educational and vocational support. Must be referred through DCF or DTA.


  • The Bridge Family Resource Center

    Agency: Clinical & Support Options Inc.

    The Bridge Family Resource Center is a community-based, family-driven program supporting families and their children ages 0-18 years old. The Bridge is one of a network of eighteen Family Resource Centers across the Commonwealth offering multi-cultural parenting programs, support groups, early childhood services, information and referral resources ...


  • The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens

    Agency: Cooley Dickinson Healthcare Corporation

    The Garden: A Center for Grieving Children and Teens provides support to grieving young people and their families following the death of someone close, including parents, siblings, other family members or friends. We run programs and host discussion groups geared toward helping young people identify and share their feelings, and to help them begin ...


  • The Mediation and Training Collaborative

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    The Mediation & Training Collaborative (TMTC) is a comprehensive conflict intervention and training organization dedicated to helping individuals, schools, businesses, and community organizations resolve conflict and increase their capacity for effective communication. Mediation provides an opportunity for individuals or groups in conflict to work ...


  • The RECOVER Project

    Agency: Western Massachusetts Training Consortium

    The RECOVER Project is a peer-to-peer support center for all who are in recovery from alcohol and drug addiction. The RECOVER Project also hosts support groups related to specific addictions and other topics of interest to those in recovery. Supports include recreational/social activities, trainings, creative arts, and community resource informatio...


  • The United Arc

    Agency: The United Arc

    The United Arc provides advocacy and support services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families in Western Massachusetts. Services include: Residential & independent living support for adults: varying levels of support to people living in group homes, shared residences, or semi-independently in their own ho...


  • Therapeutic Group Homes

    Agency: Gandara Mental Health Center, Inc.

    Victory House is a residential group home that provides long-term support services for teens with social, psychological, and behavioral challenges. The program provides educational and vocational supports, life skills training, and individual and family therapy.


  • Valuing Our Children

    Agency: Valuing Our Children

    Valuing Our Children offers parenting education classes, support groups, playgroups, and family support activities. Transportation and childcare is provided when needed for parents to attend classes and activities.The goals of Valuing Our Children are: to help parents in the North Quabbin Region increase nurturing skills and knowledge of child deve...


  • WIC

    Agency: The South Central WIC Program

      WIC (Women, Infants and Children) is a nutrition program providing supplemental healthy foods, nutrition education and counseling, 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.  To qualify for WIC, you must live in Massachusetts, ha...


  • 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...


  • WIC

    Agency: Berkshire Health Systems

    Berkshire North WIC is a Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children. WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, breastfeeding education and support and other services free of charge.WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children under 5 years old healthy. ...


  • WIC Family Nutrition

    Agency: Tapestry Health

    Tapestry Health's WIC Family Nutrition Program provides 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, bre...


  • Weatherization Assistance Program

    Agency: New England Farm Workers' Council

    An additional resource for NEFWC Fuel Assistance/LIHEAP eligible clients, the Massachusetts Weatherization Assistance Program offers a year-round home energy service that can provide funding for energy conservation projects such as: Air sealing to reduce infiltration Attic insulation Sidewall insulation Floor insulation Pipe and/or duct insulation ...


  • Youth Leadership Development Programming

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Community Action's Youth Leadership Development and Diversity Support programs provide opportunities for development of youth leadership, organizational, and social skills through community engagement, social activities, and service learning projects.Generation Q is a confidential educational and social support group for LGBTQ youth and their strai...


  • Youth and Young Parents Services

    Agency: YWCA of Western Massachusetts

    The YWCA's Youth and Young Parents Program is a community-based program offering Parents as Teachers home visits, case management, prenatal education, parenting and life skill support, and assistance in educational and vocational goal achievement for young parents.


  • Youth and Young Parents Services

    Agency: YWCA of Western Massachusetts

    The YWCA's Youth and Young Parents Program is a community-based program offering Parents as Teachers home visits, case management, prenatal education, parenting and life skill support, and assistance in educational and vocational goal achievement for young parents.


  • Youth/Young Adult Outreach/ Drop-In Resource Centers

    Agency: DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services

    Provides resource information, referrals, counseling, food pantry, case management, advocacy, and emergency shelter for at-risk youth and teens.DIAL/SELF's Youth/Young Adult Outreach/ Drop-In Resource Centers, a function of the TeenLine Program, provide resource information, referrals, counseling, a food pantry, case management, advocacy, and emerg...


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