UMass Amherst

Information and Referral

On Campus

Center for Women and Community provides information and referral services to campus and regional families.

Off Campus

Resources for Basic Needs (800) 339-7779 or (413) 582-4237, a program of Community Action, is a free, confidential and comprehensive information and referral service for any individual or family living in Franklin County, Hampshire County, and the North Quabbin Region. The program's database is extensive and staff work one on to help people find and gain access to resources, such as food, public benefits, legal services, counseling, transportation, child care, emergency heat and utility assistance, medical care and housing.