While we make an important contribution to the health and well being of our clients, we know we can only do so much. Therefore, we frequently refer clients to other agencies.

Food Resources

Department of Transitional Assistance  – SNAP:Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps), cash assistance, emergency shelter
Brown Bag: Food for Elders at the Food Bank of Western Mass
Food Pantries and Hot Meal Programs
Berkshire County
Franklin County
Hampshire County
Hampden County
Holyoke food pantries
Springfield food pantries
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)  –  provides checks to buy nutritious foods like milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, juice, peanut butter, and beans at local authorized grocery stores

Local Free Meals: Where & When Schedule

Housing

HAP Housing  –  providing affordable housing opportunities, education and support
Northampton Housing Authority
Easthampton Housing Authority
Grove Street Inn  – the only year-round shelter in Hampshire County open to all homeless adults
Interfaith Emergency Shelter  provides warm beds and hot meals from November through April
Casa Latina – assists Latino families in a broad array of support and services, including health care, housing, employment opportunities, adult education programs, child care resource programs, legal services, transportation resources, public assistance offices, food pantries, domestic violence support, and immigration resources

Homeless Resource Center – 43 Center St., Northampton. Open all year. Mondays 9-12, Tuesday-Friday: 9-12 & 1-3

Health

Service Net  –  mental health and human services
Hampshire HealthConnect at Cooley Dickinson – helping uninsured and underinsured people access health coverage and health care
Masshealth
Tapestry Health  –  community-based non-profit offering affordable, high quality health care
Hilltown Community Health Center – provides quality, accessible health care to the Hilltown communities of Western Massachusetts
Casa Latina – assists Latino families in a broad array of support and services, including health care, housing, employment opportunities, adult education programs, child care resource programs, legal services, transportation resources, public assistance offices, food pantries, domestic violence support, and immigration resources
Holyoke Health Center – low cost medical, dental, and pharmaceutical services in both English and Spanish

Personal Safety & Legal Aid

Safe Passage  –  serving survivors of domestic violence
Community Legal Aid  –  free legal assistance for low income families and individuals

Fuel & Utilities Assistance

Fuel Assistance at Community Action
Child Care and Head Start at Community Action
Safelink Wireless  – free cell phones for folks participating in public assistance programs

Education, Literacy, & Job Training

Franklin Hampshire Career Center
Center for New Americans – education and resource center for immigrants and refugees in Western Massachusetts
Literacy Project  –  free classes to adults in beginning literacy as well as GED preparation
Casa Latina – assists Latino families in a broad array of support and services, including health care, housing, employment opportunities, adult education programs, child care resource programs, legal services, transportation resources, public assistance offices, food pantries, domestic violence support, and immigration resources

Veteran's Assistance

Veterans, Inc. – benefits counseling, legal advice, assistance with housing, career counseling, and more
Soldier On – provides veterans who are homeless with emergency and transitional housing

Information and Referral Services at Community Action – connecting people with information about food, housing, utilities, and health care

 

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