Western MA

Arise for Social Justice

Arise for Social Justice is a member-led community organization dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of poor people. Arise has worked on issues such as housing, homelessness, criminal justice, environmental justice, and public health.​

Lorraine's Soup Kitchen and Pantry

Lorraine’s Soup Kitchen & Pantry, Inc. exists to be a food security resource to the greater Chicopee community by providing access with respect and dignity.

Diggity Dogs Service Dogs

Diggity Dogs Service Dogs, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization based in Shelburne Falls, MA, provides service dogs and service dog training and support services. We develop dogs’ abilities to sense their guardian’s mental, emotional, neurological and/or physical needs and respond in ways that enable our clients to cope with and overcome challenges that they experience. We create cooperative and mutually beneficial relationships with dogs that provide invaluable assistance to disabled individuals.

NEARI School

By integrating best practices in both education and treatment, NEARI School offers students from ages 7 to 22 an opportunity to succeed by promoting relationships, mastery, self-advocacy and self-empowerment while nourishing individual strengths.

National Yiddish Book Center

The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc

Bright Spot Therapy Dogs, Inc. is a dedicated to placing well-trained certified therapy dog teams in meaningful programs that provide comfort and caring through the human-canine bond.

Valley Classical Concerts (formerly Music in Deerfield)

Valley Classical Concerts presents a mix of eminent established musicians and exciting early-career ensembles, in varied programs that include both mainstream classical music and the works of 20th and 21st century composers – concerts that Valley residents might otherwise hear only by traveling to a major metropolitan area. 

Opportunities for Communities

Opportunities for Communities Inc. (OfC) is a not-for-profit organization that offers experiential learning through sustainable development programs for students in western Massachusetts.


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