Links to Local & Regional Resources

  1. Basic Needs
  2. Housing
  3. Local Emergency Shelter
Amherst Survival Center
138 Sunderland Road
North Amherst, MA
Ph: 413-549-3968
Amherst Survival Center

The Amherst Survival Center welcomes everyone to enjoy a hot Lunch, fresh food distribution, free medical clinic, free store-and our Community Center/Volunteer Program.

Community Action
Northampton - Hampshire County Main Office: 
17 New South St., Suite #116 
Northampton, MA 01060
Ph: 413-774-7028
Community Action

Community Action holds a long-term vision of safe, just, and prosperous communities throughout Franklin and Hampshire Counties and the North Quabbin region in western Massachusetts. They are committed to upholding the common good by offering leadership, advocacy, and concrete resources that support children, youth, individuals, families, and local communities to thrive.

They provide resources for basic needs, home energy assistance, child care and head start, family support, adult education, food and nutrition and money management.

Family Outreach of Amherst
401 Main St.
Suite 12
Amherst, MA 01002
Ph: 413-549-5548
Family Outreach of Amherst

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, addiction, housing, and life skills.

An online resource for Massachusetts residents in need of basic services:
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Childcare
  • Pay for heating and housing
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts
The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts,
Call The Food Bank at 413-247-9738 or 800-247-9632. We can help direct you to a resource in your community.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts works with a network of hundreds of food assistance agencies throughout Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, and Hampshire Counties. If you live in one of those counties, check out our list of Food Bank partner agencies to find a food pantry, meal site, or other type of assistance near you.

Partners for Community
11-13 Hampden St.
Springfield, MA.
Ph: 413-272-2200
Partners for Community

Partners for Community consolidates and delivers a variety of administrative functions in a cost-efficient manner so that its human service affiliate agencies can deliver more effective social programs to their communities. While the specific missions and areas of expertise of PfC’s affiliates differ, they are linked by the common goal of enabling program participants to live with dignity and self-sufficiency. Ways Partners for Community can help include:
  • Childcare
  • Heating bills
  • Farm worker support
  • Earning a GED
  • Finding shelter
  • Paying rent
  • Job training
  • Residential services
WMECO Income Eligible Programs
Western Massachusetts Electric (WMECO) Income Eligible Programs, to declare a Financial Hardship please call Customer Service at 413-781-4300 (within the Springfield calling area) or 877-659-6326 (outside the Springfield calling area).