EVERYWOMAN’S CENTER is a place where women can receive quality services, share information, support each other, and work together in a comfortable multicultural environment.
Volunteers are welcome and opportunities for internships and training are available through many Everywoman's Center programs. Click here to view available positions or call at 413.545.0883 for more information. Extensive training is provided in a supportive, personal atmosphere.
All programs are available to women students from UMass and the 5-college community as well as women who live in the area.
- Women of Color Leadership Network works independently and in collaboration with campus and community groups and organizations to provide a wide variety of educational and advocacy services to improve the lives of women of color, and break down barriers within the five colleges and surrounding communities.
- The Counseling Program provides free assessments to individuals and couples, offers short-term counseling, and makes appropriate referrals to therapists and agencies when needed. In addition, the Counseling Program offers free, confidential support groups on a variety of topices, such as, self-esteem, body image, adult daughters of alcoholics, coming out for lesbians, separation/divorce, etc.
- The Resource Referral Program assists women in locating many services, such as child care, employment opportunities, support groups, and health and legal providers. The Resource Room houses a lending library, magazines, lesbian news, job bank book, research files, and a calendar of events listing campus andcommunity activities. Staff provide information and referrals to services in English and Spanish.
- The Counselor/Advocate Program is committed to ending the isolation of victims/survivors of sexual assault and battering. Offers a 24-hour crisis hotline (545-0800 or 1-888-337-0800), counseling, support groups, and legal and medical advocacy for survivors and their friends and families. The Program makes referrals through list of campus & community mental health agencies and therapists in private practice. All services are free and confidential and offered to all campus & community women. The Program aims to support and empower survivors as they regain control of their lives.
- The Educator/Advocate Program works toward decreasing the high incidence of violence against women through preventative education. Through workshops, community organizing, and other educational programming, we seek to expose and challenge the personal attitudes, societal values, and institutional structures that reinforce and perpetuate men’s violence against women. Educator/Advocates design and facilitate workshops on a variety of topics, such as rape awareness, battering or abuse in relationships, media images, teen dating violence, and many more. To request a workshop: firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on trainings call 413.545.2586
- Specialized Teen Services provides advocacy, short-term counseling, support groups and referrals to all teen (ages 12-19) survivors of sexual assault/abuse/harassment and dating/domestic violence. Services are also available to friends and family of survivors. Others who work with teens - teachers, counselors and social service providers - can consult with us regarding how to identify survivors and connect them with resources.
- Teen Education Services offers education services addressing issues of sexual assault, sexual harassment, relationship violence, bullying, and hate crimes to area schools, after school programs, local teen organizations, and local agencies that serve adolescents. Workshops and trainings are provided for teenagers as well as teachers and staff who work with them. Trainings, workshops, discussions and educational events can be designed to meet the specific needs of any school or organization. For more information or to request education services, please contact our teen education specialist at 413.577.6351