Computer Tools & Tutorials

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


Legal Resources

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


Local Authors

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


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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, 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