Childcare Subsidies and Vouchers

DTA and state income-eligible assistance.

NEFWC Childcare Resources

Help finding care, applying for financial assistance/vouchers, in-home referrals, resources for providers.

Pioneer Valley Childcare Collective

Valley Opportunity Council

Center-based and family-based childcare for ages 1-5; before & after school programs. Financial assistance available.


The International Language Institute of Massachusetts

Sojourner Truth School for Social Change Leadership

Free trainings and professional development in western MA


Community Action Pioneer Valley

(413) 582-4237

MassHealth, Commonwealth Care, Safety Net, and SNAP enrollment assistance

Tapestry Health (Northampton, Holyoke, Springfield)

Sexual & reproductive health, syringe access & disposal, overdose prevention, HIV health & prevention, LGBTQ+ health, family nutrition, education & trainings

Labor & Workers' Rights

American Federation of Musicians

Resources for musicians, emergency assistance, organizing support

IATSE Local 232 (Amherst/Northampton)

(781) 249-2688

Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination

Pioneer Valley Workers Center

(413) 570-3060

Builds power with low-wage and immigrant workers throughout Western Massachusetts



Connects homeless LGBTQ youth with a variety of housing options.

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders) 

(617) 426-1350

Provides LGBT legal advice and advocacy in New England

Northampton Pride Scholarship

Out Now (Springfield)

Youth organization dedicated to supporting the agency of queer families.

Queer/Trans Yoga (Easthampton)

Donation based, trauma-informed classes

The Stonewall Center (UMass)

LGBTQ+ resource center

Western Mass Trans Youth Parenting Guide (Community Action!)

Mental Health

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:


Crisis Text Line:


Western Mass Peer Support Line:

Toll Free: 888.407.4515

available M-Th 7pm-9pm, F-Su 7pm-10pm

Clinical & Support Options (Northampton)

(413) 773-1314

Family support programs, mental health & addiction recovery programs, community based programs, crisis programs, housing & homelessness programs

Eliot Community Human Services (Northampton)

(781) 861-0890

Crisis Team: (800) 988-1111

Adult mental health; youth, children, & family services; emergency psychiatric services; homeless services; brain injury services; developmental disabilities; care coordination

Trauma Institute (Northampton)

Intensive trauma therapy for victims of crime in western MA (funded by VOCA)


National Sexual Assault Hotline:


24-hour Sexual Assault Hotline (UMass Center for Women and Community):

(413) 545-0800

Definition of sexual harassment

Center for Women and Community (UMass)

(413) 545-0883

Sexual assault services, counseling, and support groups for Hampshire County Residents

Safe Passage (Northampton)

(413) 586-5066 or (888) 345-5282 (toll-free) - 24 hour hotline

Emergency shelter in a confidential location. Counseling, advocacy, peer support, and legal services in Northampton and in locations throughout Hampshire County. Serves survivors of all genders.  Services are free, accessible to people with disabilities, and confidential.  Services are available in English, Spanish, and other languages.

Substance Use/Harm Reduction

SAMHSA National Hotline:

1-800-662-HELP (4357)

AA meetings in western MA

NA meetings in western MA

Tapestry Health

Syringe access & disposal, narcan access & training, drug counseling, referrals, safer injection education & supplies

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