Search for Help in Hampshire County

Welcome to our online database of human services available within Hampshire County. If you need a service and are unable to find it here, or would like assistance from our specially trained staff, please call our office. We’ll be glad to connect you to the resources you need.

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MA Small Business Development Center

Provide small business owners and entrepreneurs in Massachusetts with tools and guidance. They provide free and confidential one-to-one business advice to prospective and existing small businesses focusing on business growth and strategies, financing and loan assistance as well as strategic marketing and operational analysis. Low-cost educational training programs are offered.

Address: 23 Tillson Farm Rd

Address 3: Amherst, MA, 01002

Main Phone: (413) 545-6301

Operating Agency: MA Small Business Development Center

Provides hot, nutritious meals five days a week to hungry people in the community in a safe and hospitable setting where guests can find warmth and fellowship and be treated with respect.

Address: 48 Elm St

Address 2: St. John's Episcopal Church

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060

Main Phone: (413) 584-1757

Operating Agency: Manna
Mass Legal Help

Offer free legal resources and explanations of Massachusetts laws and procedures. Topics include children and family, consumer and debt, criminal records CORI, domestic violence, employment and unemployment, health and mental health, housing and homelessness, immigration, income and benefits, and school.

Operating Agency: Mass Legal Help
Mass Migrant Education Program

The Massachusetts Migrant Education Program serves children of current or formerly migratory agricultural workers and fisherman. Programs include: Academic summer programs, family literacy programming, English/Life Skills and Pre-HiSET classes for Out of School Youth, and Career and Graduation Exploration for High School and Out of School Youth. See website for eligibility criteria.

Address: 123 Hawley St

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060


Main Phone: (339) 222-5607

Operating Agency: Mass Migrant Education Program
Massachusetts Council on Aging

Offer advocacy, walking clubs, aging mastery program, economic security, healthy aging programs, and more for elders throughout Massachusetts.

Address: 116 Pleasant St

Address 2: Suite 306

Address 3: Easthampton, MA, 01027

Main Phone: (413) 527-6425

Operating Agency: Massachusetts Council on Aging
Massachusetts Housing Partnership

Provides workshops and information to prospective homeowners and offers help with financing a rental, homebuyer resources, loan programs, and Green and Healthy Housing Programs

Address: 462 Main St

Address 3: Amherst, MA, 01002

Main Phone: (413) 253-7379

Operating Agency: Massachusetts Housing Partnership
Meadowbrook Apartments

Offer low income housing that includes appliances, heat, and hot water

Address: 491 Bridge Rd

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060

Main Phone: (413) 584-7590

Operating Agency: Meadowbrook Apartments
MotherWoman Inc.

Offers support groups for mothers with various focal points and crisis services resource lists. Conduct coalition work with the perinatal support coalitions, cancer survivorship, people in recovery, parenting and Community Health Workers (CHW).

Address: PO Box 3477

Address 3: Springfield, MA, 01101


Main Phone: (413) 353-2663

Operating Agency: MotherWoman Inc.
MotherWoman Inc. Hilltown Village Mother's Group

Support Groups for mothers of young children, infants, or expecting mothers. Group is free and confidential. Drop-ins welcome. Free childcare for children up to age five.

Address: PO Box 3477

Address 3: Springfield, MA, 01101

Main Phone: (413) 353-2663

Operating Agency: MotherWoman Inc.
Northampton Council on Aging…

Northampton Senior Services is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for Seniors ages 60+ (and some programs for 55 - 59) in the Northampton area. Provide a range of programs, activities and services to address these needs.

Address: 67 Conz Street

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060


Main Phone: (413) 587-1228

Operating Agency: Northampton Council on Aging
Northampton Housing Authority

Maintains multiple public housing units. The NHA also administers a Housing Choice Voucher program (Section Eight) and works with the Veterans Administration to administer VASH vouchers. Application is available on their website.

Address: 49 Old South St

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060


Main Phone: (413) 584-4030

Operating Agency: Northampton Housing Authority
Northampton Interfaith Help Fund

The Interfaith Help Fund provides emergency financial assistance on Tuesday afternoons from 1:00-3:00 to residents of Hampshire County who have exhausted their own resources. Most common needs are for those facing electric shut-off, eviction, or inadequate heating fuel.

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060


Operating Agency: Unitarian Society of Northampton and Florence
Northampton Parents Center

Provide a safe and friendly space for children (specifically 0-5) and their caregivers to meet and play, a place for parents to find support, information, affirmation and friendship.

Address: 297 Main St

Address 2: Lower Level

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060


Operating Agency: Northampton Parents Center
Northampton Survival Center

Offering a monthly food pantry, special programs include Kids’ summer food program, fresh dairy program, Thanksgiving, birthdays, cloth bags, personal care items, clothing, and pet food program; and referral services. Volunteering opportunities available.

Address: 265 Prospect St

Address 2: PO Box 773

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060


Main Phone: (413) 586-6564

Operating Agency: Northampton Survival Center
Northeast Center for Youth and Families

Offer an outpatient clinic and therapeutic day services. Services include family support services, residential services, foster care services, and special education/vocational training.

Address: 203 East St

Address 3: Easthampton, MA, 01027


Main Phone: (800) 360-6210

Operating Agency: Northeast Center for Youth and Families
On-Call Healthy Living Program

Offer treatment for opioid and alcohol dependence, independent and group therapy sessions, and DOT physicals

Address: 51 Locust St

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060

Main Phone: (413) 584-7425

Operating Agency: Massachusetts Department of Public Health Substance Abuse Program
Provisions Pantry

Offer non-perishables to those in need on a monthly basis. You can contact the church if you are in need between monthly pick ups to arrange an appointment with the pantry coordinator. Accept donations.

Address: 885 Federal St

Address 2: Dwight Chapel

Address 3: Belchertown, MA, 01007

Main Phone: (413) 253-0292

Operating Agency: Provisions Pantry
Rape Aggression Defense (R.A.D)

Groups of 10 or more can request a R.A.D. class which teaches about the law as it pertains to self-defense, and then covers risk awareness, risk recognition, risk reduction, risk avoidance, and teaches some basic sexual assault self-defense techniques.

Address 3: Amherst, MA, 01003


Main Phone: (413) 545-0196

Operating Agency: UMass Police Department
Safe Passage

Hotline advocates can provide support, resources, and assistance with safety planning for survivors of domestic violence. Provide emergency shelter in a confidential location, for the safety of our guests. Community services include counseling, advocacy, peer support, and legal services, offered at our office in Northampton and in locations throughout Hampshire County. Safe Passage serves survivors of all genders. Services are free, accessible to people with disabilities, and confidential and available in English, Spanish, and other languages. Volunteering opportunities available.

Address: 76 Carlon Dr

Address 3: Northampton, MA, 01060


Main Phone: (413) 586-1125

Hotline: (413) 586-5066

Operating Agency: Safe Passage

Offer a 24/7 suicide crisis helpline, grief support for those who have lost a loved one to suicide, as well as community education & outreach. Volunteer opportunities available.

Address: 41 West St

Address 2: 4th Floor

Address 3: Boston, MA, 02111


Main Phone: (617) 536-2460

Hotline: (877) 870-4673

Operating Agency: Samaritans