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Resources

The resources in this section are primarily, but not exclusively Amherst-based, are free or income-based, and mainly oriented to families with young children. We are interested in your feedback so that we may continually improve the quality and offerings in this section. Please email ofr@stuaf.umass.edu. Also, unless otherwise noted, most financially independent UMass students are eligible for all of the services from programs and agencies listed below.

Information and Referral
Basic Necessities

  • Amherst Survival Center

  • Buy, Sell, Trade & consignment Shops

  • Food Assistance

  • Fuel Assistance and Home Heating Co-Op

  • Housing

  • Homelessness Services

Car Seat Safety
Children with Special Needs
Education

  • Accessing Licensed Child Care Services

  • Babysitting Options

  • Child Care Tuition Assistance

  • Children's Enrichment Programs and Recreation

  • Family Centers

  • Local Public and Private Schools

  • School Age/ After School Programs

  • Summer Camps

English Language Learners
Health

  • Health Care

  • Mental Health and Support

  • Domestic Violence

Related Research Centers
Support

  • All Caregivers

  • Children's Mentoring

  • Especially for Fathers

  • Especially for Grandparent Caregivers

  • Especially for Military Families

  • Especially for Mothers

  • Breastfeeding Support

  • Legal Services

UMass Work/Life Benefits
Useful Websites and Blogs
Hotlines