The resources in this section are primarily, but not exclusively, Amherst-based, are free or income-based, and are 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, unless otherwise noted, most financially independent UMass students are eligible for all of the services from programs and agencies listed below.
Amherst Survival Center
Buy, Sell, Trade & Consignment Shops
Fuel Assistance and Home Heating Co-Op
Bicycle Safety Children 16 and under are required by law to wear helmets in Massachusetts. Please refer to this link to Mass.gov for more information regarding bicycle safety.
Accessing Licensed Child Care Services
Child Care Tuition Assistance
Children's Enrichment Programs and Recreation
Local Public and Private Schools
School Age/ After School Programs
Mental Health and Support
Especially for Fathers
Especially for Grandparent Caregivers
Especially for Military Families
Especially for Mothers