Resources

Computer Tools & Tutorials

Free resources to help you learn and expand your technology skills.

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Legal Resources

From general resources like finding you local legislator, to local organizations that offer lawyer referral services and immigration law resources.

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Local Authors

Local Authors: A Measurement of Accomplishment, A Source of Pride

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Resources For Job Seekers

Are you new to using computers in your job search? Are you looking for free career resources? Find employment tools, websites, and databases.

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Springfield Adult Basic Education Directory

Educational resources for adults and out-of-school youth, for Basic Literacy, English as a Second Language, HiSET preparation and testing, Transition to College, Workplace Education and Family Literacy.

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Safety & Health


Need Help? Local and National Resources
AddictionCrisisFoodClothing & HousingHealthMental HealthTransitionViolence

Alcoholics Anonymous – Western Mass Intergroup Office – helpline | (413) 532-2111

Narcotics Anonymous –New England Region – helpline | (866) 624-3578 and leave a message.

Crisis Hotline – (413) 733-6661

Mass 2-1-1 – Trained specialists are available to connect families with valuable resources – Simply dial 2-1-1

Christ Church Cathedral  – 35 Chestnut Street, Springfield – Lunch and dinner available Wednesday.

Community Survival Center – 240 Main Street, Indian Orchard – (413) 543-3930 – The Community Survival Center’s Food Pantry has three distinct programs which offer assistance to qualifying at-risk individuals in the Indian Orchard, Sixteen Acres, and Pine Point neighborhoods of Springfield – Emergency Food, Preschool Program, Senior Outreach.

Department of Transitional Assistance – 95 Liberty Street, Springfield (413) 858-1000. SNAP benefits (food stamps), families with dependent children.

Friends of the Homeless – 755 Worthington Street, Springfield – (413)  732-3069  – Prepares and serves three community meals every day, 365 days a year, to anyone needing food.

The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts – There are no eligibility requirements to receive food from our Mobile Food Bank.  Monthly Distribution Locations in Springfield.

The Gray House Food Pantry  – 22 Sheldon Street, Springfield (413) 734-6696 – Households are able to visit the pantry ten times in a year.  With each visit they receive three to four days worth of food. Food is distributed on Thursdays from 9AM – 12PM and on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of the month from 4PM – 6PM.

Open Pantry Community Services –  Loaves & Fishes Kitchen – (413) 731-5668. Provided prepared meals to people who are disadvantaged in Greater Springfield on a daily basis.  Lunch and supper are available.

Open Pantry Community ServicesEmergency Food  Pantry – 2460 Main Street, Springfield (413) 737-5353.  Provides non-perishable groceries for people in need.

Shiloh Church – 797 State Street, Springfield, MA – Lunch and dinner available Sunday.

South Congregational  Church – 45 Maple Street, Springfield -Lunch and dinner available Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat.

Springfield Commonwealth Academy, Oasis Food Pantry 175 Central Street, Springfield – Open Every Friday

Springfield WIC Program – 1771 Boston Road, Springfield – (413) 693-1029 option 3 – Apply for the Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program. WIC provides a range of services for qualified families. From nutrition and health education to food and support, all services are free.

 

Clothing:

Springfield Rescue MissionClothing and Give-Away Center – 10 Mill Street, Springfield (413) 732-0808. All clothing and household items are distributed free of charge to those in need. By appointment.

Open Pantry Community ServicesThe People’s Center – 287 State Street, Springfield  (413) 737 – 0229. The center provides gently used clothing and other household gooods to those in need of assistance.

Housing:

Springfield Housing Authority – Rental Assistance – 67 Sanderson Street, Springfield (413) 785-4521. Rental Voucher Program. Section 8 Housing Assistance.

Springfield Partners for Community Action  – 721 State Street, Springfield –  (413) 263-6500.  A  HUD-Certified Housing Counseling agency. Also offers Emergency Fuel Assistance , and an Eviction Clinic.

Way FindersHousing Center – 322 Main Street, Springfield (413) 233-1500. Housing support programs, home ownership programs and resources.

Shelters:

Friends of the Homeless – 755 Worthington Street , Springfield – (413)  732-3069 .  – Provides housing shelter for single adults over 18 yrs old.  Women’s Shelter  (755 Worthington).   Men’s Shelter (769 Worthington)

Springfield Rescue Mission – 148 Taylor Street, Springfield (413) 732-0516. Men only. Call to reserve a bed 8 AM.

YWCA of Western Massachusetts Domestic Violence Shelter Service – (800) 796-8711

Health Services for the Homeless – 755 Worthington Street, Springfield (413) 337-9100. Provides medical, dental, case management, substance abuse and behavioral health services to people who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, and the general public.

MassHealth Enrollment Center – 333 Bridge Street, Springfield (413) 785-4100. Health coverage, eligibility, MassHealth benefits and enrollment.

Mercy Healthcare for the Homeless Program (HCH) – 413-748-9064. Services are provided throughout the year on a daily basis with back-up arrangements for 24-hour, emergency coverage. The program provides primary care services on-site at shelters, soup kitchens, job placement sites and transitional programs throughout Hampden, Franklin and Hampshire counties.

Call2Talk – (508) 532-2255 or Text C2T to 741741 – The Call2Talk Line is a confidential, emotional support line that assists individuals and families through stressful times including those that are despondent and those who may be considering suicide. Call2Talk is a National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center.

Mental Health Crisis Hotline – (413) 733-6661

National Suicide Prevention Hotline –  Provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones. | (800) 273-8255

MassGov.org, Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) –  243 Cottage Street, Springfield (413) 858-1000  – Assists and empowers low-income individuals and families to meet their basic needs, improve their quality of life, and achieve long term economic self-sufficiency.

Domestic Violence Hotline – (413) 733-7100

National Domestic Violence Hotline – (800) 799-7233. Available 24/7/365 to talk confidentially with anyone experiencing domestic violence, seeking resources or information, or questioning unhealthy aspects of their relationship.

Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) – Contact the National Sexual Assault Hotline. Free. Confidential. | 24/7 | (800) 656-4673