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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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Local History and Genealogy

Searching for you family history? Check out our local and national resources for genealogical research.

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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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Safety & Health


Need Help? Local and National Resources
AddictionCrisisFoodClothing & HousingHealthMental HealthGeneralViolence

AlAnonAl – Anon Meetings – Toll-free Meeting Line: (888) 425-2666

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

Clinical & Support Options (formerly Friends of the Homeless) – Outpatient Services  – 130 Maple Street, Suite 325 Springfield (413) 737-9544

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

Crisis Hotline – (413) 733-6661

MassGov.org, Department of Transitional Assistance – Emergencies (DTA) –  310 State Street, Springfield – Emergency Assistance; Must apply in Person.

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 Wednesdays.

Clinical & Support Options (formerly 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.

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.

Faith United Church – 52 Sumner Avenue, Springfield –  Serves lunch the last Saturday of each month.

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 – Saturday and Sunday Dinner at 5 PM.

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 Rescue Mission – 10 Mill Street, Springfield – Public Breakfast: Monday – Saturday; Operation SONshine: A mobile food service bringing lunches to the homeless in Springfield Communities; Holiday Meals: Special holiday meals for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. Call  for dates and times 413-732-0808.; Food Boxes: Bags of groceries are distributed to anyone in need upon request and depending on  food inventory.

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:

Clinical & Support Options (formerly 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

Springfield Department of Health and Human Services –  Healthcare for the Homeless – 769 Worthington Street, Springfield (413) 787-6740. 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.

Behavioral Health Network, Inc. – Mental Health – Offers many types of counseling programs and services for adults, youth, children, couples and families. (413) 747-0705, CRISIS LINE – (413) 733-6661

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.

Clinical & Support Options (formerly Friends of the Homeless) – Outpatient Services  – 130 Maple St., Suite 325 Springfield (413) 737-9544

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. (Food Stamps, Mass Health, EAEDC / TANF)

Open Pantry Community ServicesOpen Door Social Services – 287 State Street, Springfield (413) 737-7062 –  Provides case management, housing search assistance, medical, mental health, and substance abuse referrals for homeless people living in area shelters, on the streets, or temporarily doubled up with friends or relatives.

Social Security – 70 Bond Street, Springfield (866)-964-5061  TTY  (413) 731-1491

Thrive Program (STCC) – (413) 755-5277 – Free financial education  to increase credit scores, reduce debt, and build assets.

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