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  • 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 ...


  • ADA Paratransit Service

    Agency: Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

    The PVTA provides ADA Paratransit Service for people with disabilities. This service provides a shared-ride, door-to-door van transportation for individuals with disabilities that prevent them from riding the fixed route bus service. PVTA provides paratransit service throughout the Pioneer Valley within 3/4 mile of a fixed route. The Paratransit Se...


  • ADA Paratransit Service

    Agency: Franklin Regional Transit Authority

    The FRTA’s ADA Paratransit services are for individuals who are unable to independently ride the FRTA’s accessible fixed-route system and meet one or more of the following criteria: Unconditional - This is granted to a person if their disability (functional or cognitive) prevents him/her from using the fixed route bus service for any trip. Conditio...


  • 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 Mental Health Recovery Services

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    ServiceNet offers a wide range of mental health services including 24 hour residential homes, and supported and independent housing sites. Must be referred by the Department of Mental Health, call ServiceNet for details.


  • Affordable Housing

    Agency: Valley Community Development Corporation

    Offers affordable Single Room Occupancy (SRO) and family housing in Northampton. Waiting lists apply.Valley CDC offers affordable SRO and family housing in Northampton. Waiting lists apply.


  • Affordable Housing

    Agency: Pioneer Valley Habitat for Humanity

    Habitat for Humanity builds affordable homes for low-income families and offers homeownership opportunities to families who are unable to obtain conventional house financing. Generally, this includes those whose income is 30 to 50 percent of the area’s median income. Program participants are required to assist with the building process and repay lo...


  • Affordable Housing

    Agency: Catholic Charities

    Catholic Charities Agencies advocates for policies that increase families' access to safe, affordable housing, and that end homelessness. We work to prevent homelessness by providing financial assistance for rent, mortgage or utility payments; and by helping to resolve issues that may lead to homelessness. In particular, we call for the protection ...


  • Affordable Rental Apartments

    Agency: RCAP Solutions, Inc.

    RCAP Solutions manages affordable housing complexes at several different locations within Central Massachusetts.RCAP Solutions manages over 300 affordable apartments for the elderly, disabled, and families in Athol, Bolton, Groton, Hubbardston, Northbridge, Townsend, Webster and Worcester. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. As apartment...


  • Affordable Rental Apartments

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority manages low-income/ affordable housing complexes at several different locations throughout Franklin County including Turners Falls, Orange, and Ashfield.


  • Amherst Senior Center

    Agency: Amherst Town Government

    The Amherst Senior Center provides a focal point for information and referrals as needed, as well as a wealth of Senior Center activities. At the Amherst Senior Center you can also find food assistance administered by the Food Bank of Western Mass. Brown Bag: Food for Elders Program which provides a free bag of healthy groceries to eligible seniors...


  • Arrears Management Program

    Agency: National Grid

    Will help customers who are late in paying their electricity bills or who qualify for special protection from utility shutoffs.National Grid's Arrearage Management Program (AMP) requires a minimum balance of $300 in arrears. The balance must be 60 days past due. This program allows up to 100% arrears forgiveness in installments of up to $150/month....


  • Athol Corps Community Center

    Agency: The Salvation Army/Massachusetts Division

    The Athol Corps Community Center and Food Pantry is the Salvation Army location in Athol. This site offers: Emergency Disaster Assistance Emergency Shelter Utility Assistance Food Pantry The Good Neighbor Energy Fund Holiday Food DistributionsThe Athol Corps Food Pantry and Community Center serves the towns of Athol, Orange and New Salem only.


  • Athol Corps Food Pantry and Community Center

    Agency: The Salvation Army/Massachusetts Division

    Offers a food pantry, emergency disaster help, emergency shelter, and assistance with utility bills.The Athol Corps Food Pantry and Community Center is the Salvation Army location in Athol. This site offers: Food Pantry Emergency Disaster Assistance Emergency Shelter Utility Assistance The Good Neighbor Energy Fund Holiday Food DistributionsThe Ath...


  • Athol Foursquare Church Food Pantry

    Agency: Athol Foursquare Church Food Pantry

    The Athol Foursquare Church Food Pantry provides food to Worcester County individuals and families in need.


  • Athol Senior Center

    Agency: Athol Town Government

    Councils on Aging are the principal agencies of local government that serve the elderly. The three core responsibilities of the Councils on Aging are: To identify the needs of senior citizens along with the available resources within the community. To educate the Community at large in the challenges of aging and advocate for the needs of its senior...


  • Barton's Crossing Shelter

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    The Barton's Crossing Shelter is located in Pittsfield, MA and serves as a year-round, 16 bed shelter for single adults, and as a cold weather shelter with 20 winter beds. No drugs/alcohol. Closed during the day.


  • Basic Needs

    Agency: Montague Catholic Social Ministries

    The Emergency Basic Needs Program at MCSM provides emergency concrete needs in the form of free food and clothing, furniture, household items, supplies of diapers and other newborn essentials. The Basic Needs Program is a conduit for individual donors and other programs (from faith communities as well as local colleges and universities) to help fam...


  • Belchertown Senior Center

    Agency: Belchertown Town Government

    The Belchertown Council on Aging/ Belchertown Senior Center is a community-based resource for citizens of Belchertown ages 60 and over. We serve the needs of an average of 175 elders each day. The Senior Center, located just off Route 202 at the William Gerald Whitlock Municipal Complex, is home to a variety of programs and services which include: ...


  • 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...


  • Brown Bag: Food for Elders

    Agency: The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Inc.

    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Brown Bag: Food for Elders Program provides a bag of groceries to seniors and people with disabilities once a month through distribution sites throughout Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties.The Brown Bag Program is administered through senior centers in the following cities and towns: Adams, A...


  • Center for Self-Reliance Food Pantry

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Provides fresh and non-perishable food to families and individuals in need at sites in Greenfield and Shelburne Falls.The Center for Self-Reliance Food Pantry provides fresh and non-perishable food to families and individuals in need at sites in Greenfield and Shelburne Falls. Enrolled individuals and families are able to receive food once per mont...


  • Charlemont Council on Aging

    Agency: Charlemont Town Government

    The Charlemont Council on Aging is a municipally appointed volunteer board authorized under Massachusetts General Laws. Major responsibilities of this Department include setting local policy for the administration of elder programs and services; identifying the total needs of the community's elder population; developing, promoting, and implementing...


  • Client Resources Division

    Agency: RCAP Solutions, Inc.

    Provides housing assistance payments for low income tenants, transitional housing help for the homeless or those fleeing domestic violence.RCAP Solutions, Inc. is committed to taking a leadership role in ensuring that all families and individuals have a safe and affordable place to live by administering state homelessness prevention programs design...


  • Clothing Closet

    Agency: Easthampton Community Center

    The Clothing Closet at the Easthampton Community Center provides free clothing to children and adults in need in the Easthampton area. The Clothing Closet is filled with gently used clothes, bedding, and small household items. All sizes of clothing for children and adults are available. A donation of $3.00 per bag is asked.


  • Community Action Agencies

    Agency: Valley Opportunity Council, Inc.

    Community Action Agencies operate programs designed to support families with child development and care, education, training, health and safety, housing and shelter, and financial stability.The VOC is a human service and advocacy organization that addresses the causes of poverty through programs that fight unemployment, inadequate housing, poor nut...


  • Community Action Agencies

    Agency: Montachusett Opportunity Council

    Community Action Agencies operate programs designed to support families with child development and care, education, training, health and safety, housing and shelter, and financial stability.The MOC is a private, nonprofit human service and advocacy organization providing emergency assistance to people in crisis and addresses the causes of poverty t...


  • Community Action Agencies

    Agency: Berkshire Community Action Council

    Community Action Agencies operate programs designed to support families with child development and care, education, training, health and safety, housing and shelter, and financial stability.The Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC), is the designated anti-poverty Community Action Agency for Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The role of BCAC is t...


  • 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 Cares Food Pantry

    Agency: Easthampton Community Center

    The Community Center Food Pantry provides free food year round to participants. Residents in the Easthampton area who participate can come to the Food Pantry at the Easthampton Community Center each week on Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am to Noon and 4:00 to 7:00 pm. Emergency distributions can also be made upon request. The Kid's Bag Pantry Pro...


  • Community Clothes Closet

    Agency: Trinity Church Shelburne Falls

    The Community Clothes Closet is a free clothing exchange serving West County. As an outreach of Trinity Church, community people volunteer to donate, sort clothing and staff the Clothes Closet, which is open on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesday of every month from 11:00am to 5:00pm (Holidays excluded). The Clothes Closet is located at the Cowell Gymna...


  • Community Cupboard Food Pantry

    Agency: Southampton Community Cupboard

    The Food Pantry provides supplemental food to anyone in need. Volunteers help stock shelves, make deliveries, open the pantry, serve guests, and shop for food. Located in the parish hall of our very own church, the Southampton Community Cupboard Food Pantry is open every 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month from 10:00am to 12:00pm and dedicated to se...


  • Community Food Pantry

    Agency: Amherst Survival Center

    The Amherst Survival Center Food Pantry provides a monthly box of food to eligible individuals and families. Provides monthly supply of food for 5 days per person in a household, monthly Allocations are based on the USDA Choose My Plate guidelines Oversees, supports and receives all community food drives Oversees and implements Senior Mobile Pantry...


  • Community Meals

    Agency: Amherst Survival Center

    Serves free Breakfast Bar and full hot lunch on Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. Serves light dinner Thursday evening.The Amherst Survival Center serves a Breakfast Bar from 11:00am - 12:00noon and a full Free Hot Lunch from 12:00noon to 1:00pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, and a light dinner on Thursday evenings from 5:00pm - 6:00pm. Fresh foo...


  • Community Meals

    Agency: Easthampton Community Center

    The Easthampton Community Center (ECC) provides free community meals three times a month for anyone in the Easthampton area. Community Care Kitchen is open for meals on the 1st, 2nd, and 4th Tuesday of each month from 4:30 to 6:00 pm. All are welcome to come and enjoy a meal. The Mobile Food Truck Program is held at Millside Park, 2 Ferry Street, o...


  • Community Meals

    Agency: Stone Soup Cafe

    The Stone Soup Café serves a delicious and nutritious meal every Saturday from 12 noon - 1:30pm. The Café offers donation based meals that are dependent upon our guest’s choice of payment. Our “Pay-What-You-Can” meal provides the opportunity for all to anonymously contribute to the cost of the meal.The Café is handicap accessible from Hope Street ...


  • Community Meals

    Agency: The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew

    Community Meals are served to local residents every Monday night at 5:30pm and noon-time meals are delivered the first Saturday of every month. Meals are also provided at Sunday services at the Town Commons on a rotating basis.The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew provide the following Primary Community Services: Second Helpings: Meals ar...


  • Community Meals

    Agency: Franklin County Community Meals Program

    The Franklin County Community Meals Program serves dinners at several meal sites on several nights a week. Doors open at 5:00pm, meals served 5:30pm - 6:00pm. Mondays: Our Lady of Peace Church, Seventh Street, Turners Falls. Tuesdays and Wednesdays: Second Congregational Church, Court Square, Greenfield. Thursdays: Orange Armory, 135 E. Main Street...


  • Community Meals

    Agency: Athol Congregational Church Community Meal

    The Athol Congregational Church serves a community meal on the first Friday of each month.


  • Community Meals

    Agency: Saint Francis of Assisi Church Community Meal (Athol)

    The Saint Francis of Assisi Church provides a community once a week, September - May. (Meals are not served during the summer.)


  • Community Meals

    Agency: Trinity Church Shelburne Falls

    West County Community Meals provides a free community meal every Friday. Doors open at 5:00 p.m. The meal is served at 5:30 p.m. Building is wheelchair accessible.


  • Community Meals Program

    Agency: Center for Human Development

    Not Bread Alone provides free homemade, hot meals at noon every Saturday and Sunday and at 4:00pm on every Wednesday. Not Bread Alone, The Center for Human Development's (CHD) Community Meals Program, serves weekly hot meals for vegetarians and non-vegetarians at the First Congregational Church in Amherst, as well as supplying groceries once a week...


  • Community Resources and Advocacy

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Provides financial help for heat, utilities, rent, move-in expenses. Helps with SNAP and Health Insurance applications. Connects to other resources.The Community Resources and Advocacy Program provides a range of direct client services to help people with low-income access the resources they need. Resource Advocates can help clients access SNAP ben...


  • Congregate Housing

    Agency: WestMass ElderCare Inc.

    WestMass ElderCare’s Congregate Housing is a housing option for elders and persons with disabilities. Supportive services are available as needed to provide assistance with activities of daily living, but 24-hour staffing is not available. Congregate Housing often is the solution to someone who is unable or unwilling to live alone, but does not nee...


  • Demand Response Transportation

    Agency: Franklin Regional Transit Authority

    Demand Response Transportation is a curb to curb service offered to eligible individuals and provided by the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA). Demand Response Transportation is for: Persons 60 years or older, Eligible LifePath, Inc. consumers, Nursing home residents and/or Veterans with a disability rating of 70% or greater.Days of the w...


  • 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...


  • Domestic Violence Shelter Services (DVSS)

    Agency: YWCA of Western Massachusetts

    The YWCA of Western Massachusetts offers emergency shelter to individuals in imminent danger from domestic violence. The shelter also provides safety planning, counseling, support groups, and case management.


  • Domestic Violence Shelters

    Agency: Safe Passage

    Safe Passage operates an emergency shelter for adults and their children who need to flee abuse and get safe from violent and life-threatening domestic violence situations. Our shelter is in a confidential location for the safety and privacy for our guests. Call our Hotline Counselors to help you decide if shelter is right for you.Safe Passage is p...


  • Domestic Violence Shelters

    Agency: Womanshelter / Companeras

    A confidential emergency shelter for women and children who are escaping from dangerous relationships. Food, clothing, and other items available.Womanshelter/ Compañeras operates a confidential emergency shelter for women and children who are escaping from dangerous relationships. Womanshelter/ Compañeras provides sheltered families with food, clot...


  • Dress for Success Women's Clothing

    Agency: Dress for Success

    Dress for Success provides a network of support, professional attire and career development tools, empowering women to achieve economic independence and thrive in work and in life.We aim for each woman to attain self-sufficiency, so that she may establish a financial foundation on which to build a more secure life, a more stable family and stronger...


  • Easthampton Senior Center

    Agency: Easthampton City Government

    The Easthampton Enrichment Center/ Council on Aging (ECOAE) provides information, and some direct services to Easthampton residents age 55+. The ECOAE has many relevant resources for seniors, their caregivers, families and others dealing with age related issues.The ECOAE works in conjunction with Easthampton city departments and various senior serv...


  • Elderly, Disabled and Family Housing

    Agency: Amherst Housing Authority

    Provides housing assistance and subsidies for the elderly, disabled, and low income families of Amherst. Has a list of possible housing in the area.The Amherst Housing Authority (AHA) provides housing assistance and subsidies for residents of Amherst and oversees the management of housing complexes for the elderly, disabled, and low income families...


  • 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 ...


  • Energy/Water Conservation Improvements

    Agency: US Department of Agriculture Rural Development

    The USDA Rural Development provides funding to rural farmers and small businesses for energy efficiency projects (such as bioenergy, geothermal, hydrogen, solar, wind and hydro power) that typically involve installation or upgrade of equipment to significantly reduce energy use.


  • 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...


  • Feastivals!

    Agency: Just Roots

    Just Roots provides free Community Meals (called "Feastivals") on the second Monday of every month in the community centers of Oak Courts (7 Oak Courts, Greenfield, MA) or Leyden Woods (24 Leyden Woods Lane, Greenfield, MA).Volunteering Starts as early as 11am, and dinner is served from 4:30pm - 6:00pmMonday, January 13th at Leyden WoodsMonday, Feb...


  • First Time Homebuyer Counseling

    Agency: Valley Community Development Corporation

    Valley CDC provides individual homebuyer counseling and financial education free of charge for current renters interested in buying their own home.


  • First Time Homebuyer Workshop Series

    Agency: Valley Community Development Corporation

    Valley CDC offers homeownership classes which give a comprehensive overview of the homebuying process


  • First-Time Homebuyer Workshops and Counseling

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

      Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) provides homeownership education to first-time buyers to help them find and finance a home. HRA also offers post-purchase education to help homeowners avoid or address problems that may lead to mortgage default or foreclosure.


  • Fixed Bus Routes

    Agency: Franklin Regional Transit Authority

    The Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) provides six (6) fixed bus routes from Greenfield (Monday through Friday) going to Orange, Montague, Northampton, Amherst, Charlemont and points in between. Demand Response is provided Monday through Friday. Schedules vary depending on where you reside. Please visit our website for additional informati...


  • Fixed Bus Routes

    Agency: Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

    The Pioneer Valley Transportation Authority (PVTA) provides fixed route bus services throughout Hampshire and Hampden counties. PVTA also provides on-demand services for senior citizens and people with disabilities.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Franklin Area Survival Center

    The Franklin Area Survival Center’s Food Pantry provides food to low-income individuals and families. Food pantry patrons can come every day for bread only and once a month for other food.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: First Baptist Church

    The First Baptist Church Food Pantry provides food to residents of Amherst and surrounding towns that do not have a food pantry.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Saint Francis Food Pantry

    The Saint Francis Food Pantry provides food to Belchertown residents in need. Limit one visit per month. Home delivery available.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Our Lady Immaculate Church Food Pantry

    Our Lady Immaculate Church Food Pantry provides food to families and individuals in need. Patrons can visit once a month. Those requesting emergency food need to register with the Rectory Office and are given a time slot to pick up food.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Easthampton Congregational Church Food Cupboard

    The Easthampton Congregational Church Food Cupboard provides emergency food to anyone in need. Not wheelchair accessible but food can be brought out to those with limited mobility (call ahead).


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Saint Joseph's Food Pantry

    Saint Joseph's Food Pantry provides food to low income residents of North Brookfield, Oakham and New Braintree.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Brookfield Ecumenical Food Pantry

    The Brookfield Ecumenical Food Pantry provides food to people in need in Brookfield and neighboring towns.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Hardwick Food Pantry

    The Hardwick Food Pantry provides food to people in need in Hardwick and New Braintree.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Palmer Food Share

    Palmer Food Share is a food pantry which provides food to those in need in the Palmer area.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Gardner Community Action Committee

    The Gardner Community Action Committee provides a food pantry to assist Gardner area residents meet their basic needs.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Saint Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry

    The Saint Vincent DePaul Society Food Pantry provides free food to low-income families and individuals. Patrons can visit once a month.Our St. Mary's group carries on the tradition, providing a food pantry and assistance with rent and bills to those who are in need. The board meets monthly on the 2nd Monday in the Parish Hall, which is also where t...


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: North Leverett Baptist Church Food Pantry

    The North Leverett Baptist Church (NLBC) Food Pantry provides food to those in need. Individuals and families can visit twice a month.The NLBC Food Pantry is offered on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. The food pantry offers various types of food and clothing items and is open to anyone who has a need.We are members of the Food Bank of Western...


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Good Neighbors Food Pantry

    Provides food to low-income individuals and families in the Charlemont area. Individuals and families can visit monthly. Exceptions made for emergencies.The Good Neighbors Food Pantry provides food to low-income individuals and families. Individuals and families can visit monthly, with exceptions made for emergencies.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Good Neighbors Food Pantry - Wendell

    Good Neighbors Food Pantry provides free food to individuals and families in need. Patrons can visit weekly.Wendell's "Good Neighbors" is a volunteer driven food pantry serving residents of Wendell and New Salem. They provide free food and information and referral services to other programs serving low-income individuals and families. Good Neighbor...


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Huntington Food Pantry

    The Huntington Food Pantry provides free emergency food to low-income residents of the Gateway Regional School District.


  • Food Pantry

    Agency: Calvary Baptist Church

    The Calvary Baptist Church food pantry provides free food to low income individuals and families


  • Food and Clothing Vouchers and Utility Assistance

    Agency: The Salvation Army/Massachusetts Division

    Provides clothing vouchers to local Salvation Army thrift store once a year for adults (voucher worth $35) and every six months for children (voucher worth $20). May also provide vouchers for other household items including vouchers for food. Sometimes can help with utility payments.


  • FoodSource Hotline

    Agency: Project Bread

    Project Bread's toll-free FoodSource Hotline is the only comprehensive statewide information and referral service for people facing hunger, responding to people across Massachusetts struggling to feed their families. Hotline counselors refer callers to food resources in their community as well as provides them with information about school meals, s...


  • Foreclosure Prevention Loan Modification/Refinancing Programs

    Agency: MassHousing

    MassHousing Finance Agency (MHFA) provides below market-rate mortgages for eligible homebuyers. MHFA also provides refinance loans for homeowners at risk of foreclosure.


  • Franklin County Resource Center

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    The Franklin 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 ...


  • G-Link

    Agency: Montachusett Regional Transit Authority

    The Montachusett Regional Transit Authority (‘MART’) is the regional transit authority serving Northern Worcester and Western Middlesex Counties. MART operates the "G-Link" Route between Orange and Gardner.


  • Gill Montague Council on Aging

    Agency: Montague Town Government

    The mission of the Gill Montague Council on Aging is to provide referral, outreach, nutrition and health services in cooperation with other town departments and area agencies; to set policy for the operation of the Senior Center; to enhance the quality of life for seniors in the community by providing health, education, and recreation programs and ...


  • Good Neighbor Energy Fund

    Agency: The Salvation Army/Massachusetts Division

    The Good Neighbor Energy Fund is a cooperative effort between Massachusetts energy companies and The Salvation Army of Massachusetts that provides energy assistance to those in temporary crisis.


  • Greenfield Community College Food Pantry

    Agency: Franklin County Community Meals Program

    The Food Pantry at GCC serves the enrolled students, faculty and staff of Greenfield Community College and is a program of the Franklin County Community Meals Program.


  • Greenfield Corps Community Center Community Meal Program

    Agency: The Salvation Army/Massachusetts Division

    The Salvation Army Greenfield Corps Community Center offers daily meals for breakfast and lunch Monday - Friday.


  • Greenfield Corps Food Pantry and Drop-In Center

    Agency: The Salvation Army/Massachusetts Division

    The Salvation Army's Greenfield Corps Community Center offers a Food Pantry and Community Drop-In Center to come in out of the cold or heat and enjoy coffee, fellowship and TV. Shower and toiletries are also available at the Drop-In Center.


  • Greenfield Council on Aging

    Agency: Greenfield Town Government

    The Greenfield Council on Aging (GCOA)/ Greenfield Senior Center is committed to fulfilling the following functions and provides: an environment that supports personal dignity, opportunities for sharing, creative expression, learning, and a general encouragement of initiative and self-fulfillment. meaningful educational, social, recreational, cultu...


  • Greenfield Family Inn

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    The Greenfield Family Inn provides transitional shelter and case management to homeless families.  The program can assist up to six families and single parents, including pregnant women.


  • 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...


  • Greenfield Warming Center

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    The Greenfield Warming Center, located at 72 Chapman St. is an overnight seasonal warming center for homeless adults 18 years of age and older. Open from 7:00pm to 7:00am nightly from November 1 - May 1. Guests are provided with food and snacks, blankets and pillows and a table and chair to sit. There are no cots or space to lie down due to buildin...


  • 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 ...


  • Hadley Council on Aging

    Agency: Hadley Town Government

    The Hadley Council on Aging is a municipally appointed volunteer board authorized under Massachusetts General Laws. Major responsibilities of this Department include setting local policy for the administration of elder programs and services; identifying the total needs of the community's elder population; developing, promoting, and implementing ser...


  • Hadley Food Pantry

    Agency: Most Holy Redeemer Church

    The Hadley Food Pantry provides food to residents of Hadley and all surrounding towns. Housed at the Fr. Adrian Benoit Parish Hall, the Food Pantry operates Sundays from noon to 1:00pm and is open to anyone. There is no limit on the number of visits.The Hadley Food Pantry is a joint project of the Most Holy Redeemer Church and the First Congregatio...


  • 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...


  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance

    Agency: Citizens Energy Corporation

    Citizens Energy Corporation administers the Distrigas Program, which provides subsidies to low-income households that heat their homes with natural gas.


  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance

    Agency: Catholic Charities

    Catholic Charities provides heating and utility assistance for low-income families and individuals. Evaluation, case management and additional related services are also available. 


  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance

    Agency: New England Farm Workers' Council

    The New England Farm Workers Council (NEFWC), Inc. administers the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program for income eligible families in Hampden and Northern Worcester counties. An NEFWC staff member also holds appointments at the North Quabbin PATCH Office in Athol on Monday mornings.


  • Heating Fuel Payment Assistance

    Agency: Community Action Pioneer Valley

    Known commonly as Fuel Assistance, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) provides eligible households with payments toward a portion of their winter heating bills. This program is available to both homeowners and renters, and covers the primary source of heat.


  • Helping Hands Cupboard Food Pantry

    Agency: Belchertown United Church of Christ

    The Helping Hands Cupboard Food Pantry at the Belchertown UCC provides emergency food to low-income residents of Belchertown.


  • Hilltown Churches Food Pantry

    Agency: Ashfield Congregational Church

    Provides food to residents of 11 hill towns. Proof of residency required. No income requirements.The Hilltown Churches Food Pantry serves the 11 hill towns of Ashfield, Buckland, Charlemont, Colrain, Conway, Hawley, Heath, Monroe, Plainfield, Rowe and Shelburne. The only requirement for joining the Food Pantry is proof of residency in one of these ...


  • Hilltown Easy Ride

    Agency: Hilltown Community Development Corporation

    Hilltown Easy Ride is a Demand Response service of the Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA). Hilltown Easy Ride provides a van service for seniors over 60 and veterans in the towns of Chesterfield, Cummington, Goshen, Plainfield and Worthington. In addition to regularly scheduled shopping trips to Pittsfield and Northampton, riders may also g...


  • 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 Delivered Meals

    Agency: Bread of Life Kitchen

    The Bread of Life Kitchen delivers meals to homebound elders.


  • Home Delivered Meals

    Agency: Take and Eat Inc.

    Works together with churches and faith communities throughout Western Massachusetts to prepare and deliver hot meals to homebound seniors.The Take and Eat Weekend Meal Program collaborates with churches and faith communities to recruit, train and empower volunteers in various faith based community organizations to prepare and deliver, free of charg...


  • 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 Modification Loan Program

    Agency: Way Finders

    The Way Finders' Home Modification Loan Program (HMLP) provides 0% interest loans in amounts between $1,000 and $50,000 to homeowners and small landlords for modifications to the primary, permanent residence of elders, individuals with disabilities, and families of children with disabilities. These loans allow homeowners in Massachusetts to remain ...


  • 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...


  • Home Rehabilitation Programs

    Agency: US Department of Agriculture Rural Development

    The USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants for very low income homeowners to repair and rehabilitate their homes. Grants are also available to non-profit agencies, public bodies, and tribes to assist low income homeowners with repairs.


  • HomeBASE

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    The HomeBASE program provides families an opportunity to overcome some the financial barriers to ending their homelessness. The amount and type of assistance is based on a family's needs, which will be determined through an assessment by the Dept. of Transitional Assistance (DTA). Families deemed eligible for Emergency Assistance (EA), by DHCD Home...


  • Homeless Shelter

    Agency: Craig's Doors

    Craig's Place is a seasonal homeless shelter providing overnight shelter as well as dinner and breakfast. Emergency shelter operates from November 1st through April 30th.Craig's Place shelter has a behavior based admission policy: all who show respect for the safety and well-being of our guests, volunteers, and staff are welcome. Services include: ...


  • Hospice of the Fisher Home

    Agency: Hospice of the Fisher Home

    Hospice of the Fisher Home Hospice Program provides structured care to meet the individual's needs and wishes, both in the patient's home or in our hospice residence. The hospice staff at the Fisher Home assures continuity of care and fosters personal connections and trust.At our hospice residence your loved one decides when to eat, sleep, and have...


  • Housing Authorities

    Agency: Ware Housing Authority

    WHA provides affordable rental housing  and Housing Choice Vouchers to low income families and seniors.The Ware Housing Authority provides affordable rental housing and Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers to low income families and seniors.


  • Housing Authorities

    Agency: Greenfield Housing Authority

    Provides subsidized housing opportunities to low and moderate income families, as well as the elderly and disabled.The Greenfield Housing Authority (GHA) administers both state rental assistance (MRVP) and federal Section 8 Vouchers used by eligible households in privately owned apartments. The Authority has also developed a successful Family Self ...


  • Housing Authorities

    Agency: South Hadley Housing Authority

    SHHA provides affordable rental housing for low income families, seniors, and disabled individuals.The South Hadley Housing Authority provides affordable rental housing for low income families, seniors, and disabled individuals.


  • Housing Authorities

    Agency: Montague Housing Authority

    Manages several apartment complexes for low-income individuals, families, people with disabilities and the elderly.The Montague Housing Authority manages several apartment complexes for low-income individuals and families, people with disabilities, and the elderly. Office is handicap accessible and located near an FRTA bus route.


  • Housing Authorities

    Agency: Hatfield Housing Authority

    Provide housing for low-income people and families, including elderly and people with disabilities, in Hatfield.


  • Housing Authorities

    Agency: Belchertown Housing Authority

    The Belchertown Housing Authority offers affordable rental housing to low income residents of Belchertown.


  • Housing Authorities

    Agency: Granby Housing Authority

    The Granby Housing Authority provides affordable rental housing to low income families, seniors, and disabled adults.


  • Housing Authorities

    Agency: Hadley Housing Authority

    The Hadley Housing Authority provides low income public housing in Hadley for current Massachusetts residents.


  • Housing Authorities

    Agency: Warren Housing Authority

    The Warren Housing Authority provides public housing for seniors age 60 and older.


  • Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority administers the federal Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program for residents of Franklin County (except Greenfield). HRA administers both mobile (or tenant-based) vouchers and project-based vouchers.


  • Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

    Agency: Amherst Housing Authority

    People in this program rent private apartments in the community and get financial assistance from the Voucher Program to pay a portion of the rent.The Amherst Housing Authority administers the federally funded Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. Participants in this program rent private apartments in the community and receive financial assist...


  • Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8)

    Agency: Northampton Housing Authority

    Provides rental help to low-income individuals and families living in privately-owned rental properties. Works with VA to administer VASH vouchers.The Northampton Housing Authority (NHA) administers the Housing Choice Voucher (Section 8) Program which provides rental assistance to low-income families living in privately-owned rental properties, and...


  • Housing Consumer Education Center

    Agency: Way Finders

    Provides information and help to people seeking housing in Hampden and Hampshire counties.HAPHousing is the home of the Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) serving Hampden and Hampshire Counties. The HCEC offers a variety of programming to support tenants, landlords, prospective buyers, and homeowners. Programming includes: Assessment/screenin...


  • Housing Consumer Education Center

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    The Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC) helps tenants, landlords, prospective buyers, and homeowners, understand a variety of housing issues. HCEC's offer housing assistance, services and information, to anyone with a housing issue. This information is designed to improve housing stability, minimize disputes, and to provide homeowners and rent...


  • Housing Down Payment Loans/ Grants

    Agency: Valley Community Development Corporation

    Provides financial assistance for down payment or closing costs to first time homebuyers in Amherst and Northampton.


  • 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...


  • Housing Services

    Agency: MassHousing

    MassHousing is charged with providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts by providing below market-rate mortgages to eligible homebuyers. MassHousing also provides refinance loans for homeowners at risk of foreclosure.MassHousing programs provide services for home ownership including mortgage assistance, homebuyer eduction and home i...


  • Housing Support and Advocacy

    Agency: Cooley Dickinson Healthcare Corporation

    A Positive Place provides housing advocacy for homeless people living with HIV, and those at risk of homelessness or burdened by high rent. Our Housing Advocate supports clients with housing searches, referrals, landlord negotiations, eviction support and completion of housing applications. A limited number of tenant-based rental subsidies for elig...


  • Interfaith Council Homelessness Prevention Fund

    Agency: Interfaith Council of Franklin County

    The Interfaith Council's Homeless Prevention Fund helps people facing eviction or needing help moving into a new place. May include financial help.The Interfaith Council of Franklin County's Housing Assistance Committee has established the Homelessness Prevention Fund Referral Program for residents of Franklin County. Are you facing eviction? Do yo...


  • Interfaith Council Homelessness Prevention Fund

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    The Interfaith Council's Homeless Prevention Fund helps people facing eviction or needing help moving into a new place. May include financial help.ServiceNet, association with The Interfaith Council of Franklin County's Housing Assistance Committee, is partnering to administer the Homelessness Prevention Fund Referral Program for residents of Frank...


  • Interfaith Council Homelessness Prevention Fund

    Agency: The Salvation Army/Massachusetts Division

    The Interfaith Council's Homeless Prevention Fund helps people facing eviction or needing help moving into a new place. May include financial help.The Salvation Army, in association with The Interfaith Council of Franklin County's Housing Assistance Committee, is partnering to administer the Homelessness Prevention Fund Referral Program for residen...


  • Interfaith Council Homelessness Prevention Fund

    Agency: Montague Catholic Social Ministries

    The Interfaith Council's Homeless Prevention Fund helps people facing eviction or needing help moving into a new place. May include financial help.Montague Catholic Social Ministries, in association with The Interfaith Council of Franklin County's Housing Assistance Committee, is partnering to administer the Homelessness Prevention Fund Referral Pr...


  • Interfaith Winter Shelter

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    A seasonal 20 bed emergency shelter for homeless adults. Provides shelter and meals as well as case management referrals. This ia a collaborative program of Friends of Hampshire County Homeless Individuals, the City of Northampton, and ServiceNet.


  • It Takes a Village

    Agency: It Takes a Village

    It Takes a Village is a nonprofit organization offering free postpartum support to families with infants and young children living in Western Massachusetts. Our mission is to increase practical and emotional support and decrease social isolation, all while inspiring the community in welcoming the newest members of their Village. We provide home vis...


  • Jubilee Diaper Ministry

    Agency: Jubilee Ministries

    The Jubilee Diaper Ministry is open Thursday mornings from 9:00am – Noon and also the first Monday of the month from 4 - 6pm. Diapers are also distributed as needed for emergencies. Call the Trinity parish office for more information.Diapers are expensive, but thanks to United Way and Bay State Medical, collaborating with Trinity, those in need of ...


  • Jubilee Food Cupboard

    Agency: Jubilee Ministries

    The Jubilee Food Cupboard is a mission of Trinity Episcopal Church and provides emergency food assistance to residents of Ware. The Jubilee Cupboard is open Thursdays from 9:00am until noon. The location is next door to Trinity Episcopal Church directly behind the Old Ware Fire Station. Proof of residence is required.BE OUR GUEST! Community Dinners...


  • Local Bus Transit Services

    Agency: Worcester Regional Transit Authority

    The Worcester Regional Transit Authority operates bus routes in Greater Worcester and the Quaboag Hills region.


  • Low Income Home Loans

    Agency: US Department of Agriculture Rural Development

    The USDA Rural Development provides mortgages to low income individuals and families to purchase a home in a rural area. Applicants must be unable to obtain a loan from other sources on terms and conditions that they can reasonably meet.


  • MANNA Soup Kitchen

    Agency: MANNA Soup Kitchen

    MANNA Soup Kitchen, Inc. offers free, hot, nutritious community meals, to hungry people in a safe and hospitable setting, five days a week, 52 weeks a year to the greater Northampton community. In addition, MANNA prepares and serves close to 1,000 meals for Thanksgiving and Christmas at a sit-down dinner as well as delivering meals to the homebound...


  • MassHealth Transportation

    Agency: Franklin Regional Transit Authority

    Franklin Regional Transit Authority contracts with the Department of Medical Assistance (DMA) to provide eligible MassHealth recipients with transportation to medical appointments.


  • MassHousing

    Agency: MassHousing

    MassHousing is charged with providing financing for affordable housing in Massachusetts by providing below market-rate mortgages to eligible homebuyers. MassHousing also provides refinance loans for homeowners at risk of foreclosure, as well as assisting with rental housing by providing oversight and support for hundreds of affordable and mixed-inc...


  • Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    The Massachusetts Rental Voucher Program (MRVP) permanently improves the lives of low-income families and individuals by offering both tenant- and project-based rental subsidies. The tenant-based voucher, which is known as Mobile, is assigned to the Participant and is valid for any housing unit that meets the standards of the state sanitary code. P...


  • Meals on Wheels

    Agency: LifePath, Inc.

    Provides home-delivered meals to homebound elders who are unable to prepare a meal for themselves and are unable to attend congregate hot lunches.The Meals on Wheels Program provides home-delivered meals, short-term or long-term, to homebound elders age 60 and older who are unable to prepare a nutritionally balanced noon meal for themselves and are...


  • Med-Ride Program

    Agency: Franklin Regional Transit Authority

    The Franklin Regional Transit Authority (FRTA) Med-Ride Program provides transportation for elders/seniors aged 60 and older who have medical appointments outside of Franklin County and who are residents of one of the 24 listed towns in which the program is available. Med-Ride's volunteer drivers provide curb-to-curb transportation using their own ...


  • Mobile Food Bank

    Agency: The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts, Inc.

    The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts Mobile Food Bank delivers a truck full of free fresh and non-perishable groceries from our warehouse directly to a community site for immediate distribution to residents. Once or twice a month, year-round, the program reaches under-served populations throughout Western Massachusetts that don’t have access to h...


  • Morgan-Allen House

    Agency: Greenfield Housing Authority

    This congregate housing combines home care services and shared living for older or disabled adults. May include transportation and personal care.The Greenfield Housing Authority’s congregate housing combines home care services and shared living space for older or disabled adults. Services available may include: care management, homemaker services, ...


  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors Food Pantry

    Agency: Neighbors Helping Neighbors

    Neighbors Helping Neighbors, Inc. is a client-choice pantry whose mission is to provide nutritious, supplemental food to South Hadley and Granby residents dealing with food insecurity. All are treated with dignity and respect.


  • Northampton Senior Center

    Agency: Northampton City Government

    The Northampton Senior Center offers extensive programming for Northampton seniors and seniors in the surrounding communities. Please take a look at our Program Descriptions and Program Calendar to learn more about our monthly schedule. Here you can also find the latest edition of our senior-focused newspaper, the Conz Street Chronicle! For more in...


  • Northfield COA / Senior Center

    Agency: Northfield COA / Senior Center

    The Northfield Council on Aging (COA)/ Senior Center programming includes arm chair travel, internet based live tours, luncheons, music, monthly Friday Breakfast and speaker (Except June/July and November/December), Silverthorne Theater previews, summer concerts, educational workshops, tax preparation, Flu clinic, speakers on timely topics, Bridge,...


  • 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...


  • Nutrition Program

    Agency: WestMass ElderCare Inc.

    WestMass ElderCare’s Nutrition Program provides a nutritionally balanced, hot, noon meal to seniors age 60 and older and eligible persons with disabilities under age 60, Monday through Friday, at congregate mealsites throughout the area, or delivered to their homes. Weekend and evening meals are also available. A voluntary and confidential donation...


  • ONE Mortgage

    Agency: Massachusetts Housing Partnership (MHP)

    If you are a first-time homebuyer, ONE Mortgage offers you the comfort of knowing your mortgage is financially sustainable. Here are five reasons why you should choose ONE Mortgage: As little as 3% down Low, fixed interest rate No Private Mortgage Insurance (PMI) Financial assistance, for eligible buyers An investment in your future


  • 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...


  • Options Counseling

    Agency: LifePath, Inc.

    Options Counseling at LifePath is a free service that provides information and support to consumers to assist them in decision making. The community options resource specialist at LifePath, Inc. can guide you through questions about living in the community or other long-term care options.


  • Options Counseling

    Agency: WestMass ElderCare Inc.

    WestMass ElderCare’s Options Counseling provides information and support to consumers with questions about living in the community or nursing home. The Options Counselor assists with questions and concerns about in-home services and other resources to help live independently in the community. Individuals, regardless of their income or age have the ...


  • Orange Food Pantry

    Agency: Franklin County Community Meals Program

    The Orange Food Pantry provides food to low-income families and individuals. Food pantry patrons may visit the pantry once a month for perishable and non-perishable food. Patrons may visit more than once a month for perishable food only from 1:30pm to 3:00pm; perishable food may vary.The Orange Food Pantry is a program of the Franklin County Commun...


  • Orange Senior Center

    Agency: Orange Town Government

    The Orange Senior Center is a focal point in the Town of Orange for programs designed for older adults. We stand as a foundation for older adults to live their lives with independence and dignity. Not only does the center assist you in your everyday life, it also sets as a background for new friendships to begin and existing ones to flourish!The Or...


  • 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...


  • 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...


  • Primary Community Services

    Agency: The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew

    The Episcopal Church of Saints James and Andrew provide the following Primary Community Services: Second Helpings: Meals are provided in the parish hall every Monday night at 5:30pm. Bread of Life: Noon-time meals are delivered the first Saturday of every month. Whitney's Pantry: Toiletries are available the last Monday night of the month from 4:15...


  • Provisions Food Pantry

    Agency: Provisions Pantry at Dwight Chapel

    Dwight Chapel provides emergency food to anyone in the Belchertown area who is in need. They will also deliver food to homebound individuals.The Provisions Pantry at Dwight Chapel provides emergency food to anyone in the area who is in need, no income requirements. They will also deliver food to homebound individuals. The Food Pantry is wheelchair ...


  • Public Housing

    Agency: Athol - Orange Housing Authorities

    Own and operate subsidized housing for low-income individuals and families, including the elderly and the disabled.The Athol and Orange Housing Authorities own and operate subsidized housing for low-income individuals and families, including the elderly and people with disabilities. The Housing Authorities also administer rental and Section 8 housi...


  • Public Housing

    Agency: Greenfield Housing Authority

    Provides subsidized housing to low and moderate income individuals and families, as well as the elderly and disabled.The Greenfield Housing Authority (GHA) provides subsidized housing opportunities to low and moderate income individuals and families, as well as the elderly and disabled.


  • Public Housing

    Agency: Ware Housing Authority

    The Ware Housing Authority provides affordable rental housing to low income families and seniors.


  • Public Housing

    Agency: Montague Housing Authority

    Manages several apartment complexes for low-income individuals and families, people with disabilities, and the elderly.The Montague Housing Authority manages several apartment complexes for low-income individuals and families, people with disabilities, and the elderly.


  • Public Housing

    Agency: Granby Housing Authority

    The Granby Housing Authority provides affordable rental housing to low income families, seniors, and disabled adults.


  • Public Housing

    Agency: Hadley Housing Authority

    The Hadley Housing Authority provides low income public housing in Hadley for current Massachusetts residents.


  • Public Housing

    Agency: Northampton Housing Authority

    Provides housing help for residents of Northampton and oversees the management of housing sites for the elderly, disabled, and low income families.The Northampton Housing Authority (NHA) provides housing assistance and subsidies for residents of Northampton and oversees the management of housing complexes for the elderly, disabled, and low income f...


  • Quaboag Connector

    Agency: Quaboag Connector

    The Quaboag Connector provides community transportation to all. Anyone from the towns served (see below) can travel between or within these towns. Trips related to employment and education are reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Rides to work, job training programs and other job-related destinations take first priority. Requests for other...


  • RAFT (Residential Assistance for Families in Transition)

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) provides short-term, flexible financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Designed to meet each family’s particular needs, eligible uses include moving cost assistance, rent and utility arrears, rental stipends or utility bills. RAFT also help...


  • RAFT Homelessness Prevention Program

    Agency: Way Finders

    Provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT) provides short-term, flexible financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Designed to meet each family’s particular needs, eligibl...


  • Rent Payment Assistance

    Agency: Catholic Charities

    Catholic Charities offers rental / housing assistance for low income families and individuals including prevention, diversion and rapid rehousing funds for the homeless or those imminently facing homelessness. Evaluation, case management and additional related services are also available.


  • Rent Payment Assistance

    Agency: The Salvation Army/Massachusetts Division

    Provides assistance with back rent after a 14 day notice to quit is received.


  • Rent Payment Assistance

    Agency: George Davenport Trust Fund

    The George Davenport Trust Fund provides temporary financial assistance (including for rent payment assistance) on a case-by-case basis.


  • Residential Arrearage Management Program

    Agency: Berkshire Gas Company

    The Berkshire Gas Company, Residential Arrearage Management Program (RAMP) forgives past due bills for qualified low income residential customers, that have active accounts that are three hundred ($300) dollars and sixty (60) days or more past due. Forgiveness of the past due balance is extended “one-time” only. Forgiveness credits are applied over...


  • Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

    Agency: Berkshire Gas Company

    Helps Berkshire Gas customers to pay for installation of approved energy-saving measures to increase home efficiency and save the homeowner money.Berkshire Gas offers innovative solutions through Mass Save to make our natural gas heating customers' homes more energy efficient. If you heat your home with natural gas, we'll help pay for the installat...


  • Residential Recovery Homes

    Agency: Behavioral Health Network, Inc.

    BHN Residential Recovery Homes is for individuals in the process of recovering from addiction or substance use. BHN staff work with individuals to establish goals based on needs and desires. Groups include 12-step based programs, gender-specific groups, relapse prevention, recovery planning, and spirituality. Life skill groups help individuals sear...


  • Safelink Wireless

    Agency: SafeLink

    SafeLink Wireless®, a program serving eligible households and provided by TracFone Wireless, Inc., offers Lifeline Service, which enables qualifying customers to receive discounts on monthly telephone service. In SafeLink Wireless'® version of the program, you will receive free cellular service, a free cell phone or SIM card and the assurance that ...


  • Section 8 Housing

    Agency: Athol - Orange Housing Authorities

    Provides rental assistance to low-income individuals and families living in privately-owned rental properties.The Athol and Orange Housing Authorities own and operate subsidized housing for low-income individuals and families, including the elderly and people with disabilities. The Housing Authorities also administer rental and Section 8 housing vo...


  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

    Agency: Way Finders

    Issues federal and state funded housing vouchers which pays some money toward rent.HAP Housing issues federal and state funded housing vouchers. With these subsidy programs, tenants pay approximately 30-40% of their household income toward rent, with HAP Housing paying the remainder.


  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

    Agency: RCAP Solutions, Inc.

    RCAP Solutions provides state and federal housing vouchers for low-income households.


  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

    Agency: Ware Housing Authority

    The Ware Housing Authority administers the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher program for low income families and seniors.


  • Section 8 Housing Choice Vouchers

    Agency: Greenfield Housing Authority

    Issues federal and state funded housing vouchers which pays some money toward rent.The Greenfield Housing Authority (GHA) administers federal and state funded housing vouchers. With these subsidy programs, tenants pay approximately 30-40% of their household income toward rent, with GHA paying the remainder.


  • Senior Center of Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne

    Agency: Senior Center of Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne

    The Senior Center, serving Ashfield, Buckland and Shelburne, provides a variety of programs and services including educational, cultural and wellness programs, presentations and activities, both at the Center and by means of outreach to our consortium towns. Transportation is available for all nine West County towns. The Center is conveniently loca...


  • Senior Dining Centers and Luncheon Clubs

    Agency: LifePath, Inc.

    Senior Dining Centers and Luncheon Clubs provide hot, noontime meals for people age 60 or older and their spouses of any age. Serviced in a congregate setting at one of eight Senior Centers or 7 Luncheon Clubs.


  • Senior Van Service

    Agency: Pioneer Valley Transit Authority

    The PVTA offers door-to-door Demand-Responsive Accessible Van Service to seniors over the age of 60 throughout the PVTA's 24 member communities. Senior Service trips are provided, 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday - Friday, on a space available basis with priority given to certified ADA passengers in accordance with federal law.There is no application process...


  • Shared Living

    Agency: Nonotuck Resource Associates, Inc.

    Persons with disabilities reside with a caregiver (or family) to support them in maintaining independence while living a safe, rewarding and enriching life. Must be referred by DDS, DMH, MRC or MCB.


  • Sharing Cupboard Food Pantry

    Agency: Sharing Cupboard Food Pantry

    The Sharing Cupboard Food Pantry provides food to low income residents of West Brookfield, Warren, and West Warren. First time shoppers please bring along a picture ID of the shopper for your family, IDs for each member of your household, any proof of income that you have, and proof of residency (if your IDs do not provide that). First time shopper...


  • 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...


  • Soldier On Veterans Housing

    Agency: Soldier On

    Soldier On provides veterans with shelter and support in an environment that offers dignity, integrity, and, most importantly, hope, by working in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs and other agencies. Soldier On offers a continuum of care that includes immediate and long-term housing with services delivered where they live. Soldie...


  • South Hadley Senior Center

    Agency: South Hadley Town Government

    Many programs and services, as well as recreational activities, are offered at the South Hadley Senior Center/ Council on Aging, including: Billiards, Bingo, Cards, Games Choralites (Singers) Magazines, Newspapers Crafts, Quilting, Puzzle Corner Support Groups and Veterans Groupand Services: Blood Pressure Clinics, Exercise Programs Foot Nurse Immu...


  • Special Assistance Protections

    Agency: National Grid

    National Grid offers protection from utility shut-offs for vulnerable populations during severe weather.


  • State-Aided Public Housing

    Agency: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority

    The Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority (FCRHRA) owns and manages several chapter 667 and chapter 705 state-aided public housing developments. These site-based housing subsidies are available to families, seniors, and disabled persons with low income.


  • State-aided Public Housing

    Agency: Belchertown Housing Authority

    Runs state-aided housing programs for seniors, disabled individuals, and families who meet income guidelines.The Belchertown Housing Authority (BHA) selects tenants for the income based, state-aided housing programs for the elderly/disabled (667) and for families (705). For the 667 program we have 48 one bedroom apartments, 24 of which are on the f...


  • Summer CSA at Just Roots

    Agency: Just Roots

    We at Just Roots believe that access to healthy, local vegetables is a basic human right. The Community Supported Agriculture Farm Share program (CSA) will offer delicious, ecologically-grown veggies, with pickups throughout Greenfield from June 17 – October 24, 2020. Small Share: Typically feeds 1-3 people and includes 6 items of your choice each ...


  • Summer Eats

    Agency: Project Bread

    Summer Eats provides free meals to children ages 18 and under when school is not in session, helping to fill the gap left open during the summer months for families experiencing food insecurity. When children have reliable access to food during the summer they can return to school ready to learn.To find a Summer Meal Site, and review eligibility, v...


  • 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: WestMass ElderCare Inc.

    WestMass ElderCare provides Supportive Housing in three housing sites located in Chicopee and South Hadley. Supportive Housing offers residents the following supports: On-call staff available to all residents for unforeseen and unplanned personal care assistance, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Lunch Program— Daily family-style gatherings offer ...


  • 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 Housing Project

    Agency: YWCA of Western Massachusetts

    The YWCA provides housing along with case management, counseling, and support groups for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and/or stalking and their children.


  • 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 ...


  • Survival Center and Food Pantry

    Agency: Northampton Survival Center

    Provides food, personal care items and referrals to services including housing, health, fuel assistance, and SNAP.The Northampton Survival Center's (NSC) Emergency Food Pantries provide fresh and non-perishable food to families and individuals in need at sites in Northampton and Goshen. Individuals and families are able to receive food assistance o...


  • Temporary Financial Assistance

    Agency: Helping Hand Society

    The Helping Hand Society provides emergency financial assistance to residents of Easthampton for expenses such as utilities, rent, medical expenses, and food.


  • Temporary Financial Assistance

    Agency: Susan Bridgman Fund

    The Susan Bridgman Fund provides one time financial assistance for low income Belchertown residents to help with such expenses as rental deposit, utility bill, or other necessities.


  • Tenancy Preservation Program

    Agency: Mental Health Association, Inc.

    The Mental Health Association, Inc.'s (MHA) Tenancy Preservation Program (TPP) serves individuals with lease/tenancy violations who are at risk of homelessness due to mental health issues. The goal is to preserve tenancy by working to remedy lease violations and develop interventions that help tenants retain their housing. The program works closely...


  • Tenant Rights Information/Counseling

    Agency: RCAP Solutions, Inc.

    RCAP Solutions, Inc. provides information about all types of housing problems. Tenants, landlords, prospective buyers, and homeowners can get help designed to maximize housing stability and minimize disputes.RCAP Solutions Housing Consumer Education Center (HCEC), located in our Worcester office, is the first point of contact for all clients intere...


  • The Community Store

    Agency: Amherst Survival Center

    The Amherst Survival Center Community Store inventory consists of donated goods from people and businesses in the community and include gently worn clothes, shoes, coats, household items (small appliances, linens, towels, plates, flatware, etc.), outdoor living equipment (tents, outdoor stoves, sleeping bags, backpacks). Participants (customers or ...


  • The Gap Program

    Agency: College Church

    The College Church's Gap Program provides breakfast and a warm place to stay several mornings a week during the winter months.


  • The Homecoming Project

    Agency: Catholic Charities

    The Homecoming Project assists homeless individuals as well as individuals imminently facing homelessness. The project is funded by the City of Springfield through the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and through the state’s Department of Housing & Community Development. The Homecoming Project provides diversion prevention and...


  • 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...


  • Thrift Store

    Agency: Franklin Area Survival Center

    The Thrift Store at the Franklin Area Survival Center offers clothing, household items, furniture and other necessities for sale at extremely reasonable costs.The Thrift Store is open to the general public and helps finance our food pantry. In an emergency, such as a fire or flood, the center will supply needed clothing and linens, free of charge, ...


  • Utility Arrearage Payment Plans

    Agency: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

    The Columbia Gas of Massachusetts Arrearage Forgiveness Program requires a minimum balance of $300 in arrears.


  • Utility Disconnection Protection

    Agency: Columbia Gas of Massachusetts

    Re-establishing your gas service after being shut off for non-payment can be very expensive. We want to work with you to bring your account up-to-date.Please don't let your unpaid gas bills lead to a service interruption and avoid having your gas service shut off. If you receive a termination notice call us immediately at 1-800-688-6160.


  • Utility Disconnection Protection

    Agency: Berkshire Gas Company

    Berkshire Gas Company offers protection from utility shut-offs for vulnerable populations during severe weather.


  • Utility Service Payment Assistance

    Agency: George Davenport Trust Fund

    The George Davenport Trust Fund provides temporary financial assistance (including for utility payment assistance) on a case-by-case basis.


  • Vegetable Box

    Agency: Just Roots

    Enjoy a box of fresh, delicious, local vegetables! The Vegetable Box is available each month, January - May, containing a selection of about 10 vegetables from Just Roots and other local farms! Example items include: Carrots, beets, turnips, onions, sweet potatoes, potatoes, winter squash, kale, lettuce, spinach, salad mix, cabbage, chard, broccoli...


  • 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...


  • Walk-in Clinical Services

    Agency: Community Health Center of Franklin County

    Walk-in Medical Appointments are available to established Community Health Center medical patients: Arrive between 7:45am and 8:00am on any weekday when the clinic is open. Patients are seen at a first come, first serve basis. Limited to one immediate minor illness or injury. You may be seen by any provider. Transportation can be arranged.


  • Ware Senior Center

    Agency: Ware Town Government

    It is the mission of the Ware Senior Center/ Council on Aging to identify the total needs of the community’s elder population, to link services to those needs, and to improve the quality of life of our seniors. The Ware Senior Center is your local one stop resource center for: Social Services for Seniors Van Services Volunteer Drivers for out of to...


  • 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 ...


  • Wells Street Shelter

    Agency: ServiceNet, Inc.

    The Wells Street Shelter is a 20 bed shelter for single adults (14 men/6 women). No drugs/alcohol. Closed during the day.


  • 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. Information and referrals to other programs and services are also avail...


  • Women's Resource Center at MCSM

    Agency: Montague Catholic Social Ministries

    The Women’s Center is open to all women and provides a safe place to build a nurturing community with peer support. Women's Center programs and workshops offer opportunities for connection, healing and growth while increasing confidence and leadership skills. Together, we work to break the cycle of inter-generational violence and isolation and to e...


  • Y Get Started

    Agency: YMCA of Athol

    The Athol Area YMCA has a transitional housing program called Y Get Started as part of its 20-room male residence center. The rooms are divided into 14 rental rooms and 6 Transitional Housing rooms (Y Get Started). Rental rooms are available at a low weekly rate. Room rental applications are available at the YMCA. Applications for the Y Get Started...


  • 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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