First Call for Help
call 413-582-4237 or 1-800-339-7779
for information about programs throughout Hampshire County, such as fuel assistance, food stamps, health needs, employment, child care, domestic violence, housing, substance abuse, etc.
Or check The Big Red Book Social Services Directory in the Reference Department.
ServiceNet provides a wide range of human services. Their programs include acute mental health services; outpatient clinical and counseling services; adolescent support programs; an employee assistance program; early intervention for young children; home health care; rehabilitation and residential programs for those with mental health issues, mental retardation, or head injuries; and shelter and housing services for the homeless.
Center for Human Development http://www.chd.org/
CHD offers many social programs in Northampton and throughout the Pioneer Valley.
Fuel Assistance http://www.communityaction.us/fuel-assistance.html
Community Action provides assistance to income eligible individuals and families with help paying their winter heating bills. See their website or call 413-774-2310 or 800-370-0940 for guidelines and applications.
An online resource for Massachusetts residents in need of basic services. This is a very well organized guide to assistance programs in Massachusetts, and includes short guides to the covered services, including eligibility and the application process.
The YWCA of Western Massachusetts http://www.ywworks.org/
The YWCA of Western Massachusetts maintains 24-hour hotline numbers for any victim of domestic violence or sexual assault, Workforce development services for young people and YouthBuild programs.