Community Action Pioneer Valley
Community Action Pioneer Valley is an anti-poverty agency that serves Franklin, Hampshire and the North Quabbin regions with a mission of upholding the common good by offering leadership, advocacy, and concrete resources that support children, youth, individuals, families, and local communities to thrive.
Services include Youth Services, Head Start, Family Services, Family Resource Center, fuel assistance, tax prep assistance. Explore their programs and services on the Community Action Pioneer Valley website.
Early Education Services
New England Farm Workers Council is the Child Care Resource and Referral agency and the Child Care Voucher Program managers for Western Massachusetts, learn more here.
Housing and Homelessness
Home ownership, emergency housing, homelessness prevention programs, landlord and tenant rights are some of the services available through the Housing and Consumer Education Centers.
Franklin County: Franklin County Regional Housing and Redevelopment Authority
Hampshire County: Wayfinders
North Quabbin Area: Resources for Communities and People
COVID-19 Housing Assistance and Eviction Diversion Initiative
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts has resources available for individuals and families struggling to make rent or mortgage payments due to COVID-19. The goal of this initiative is to keep tenants safely in their homes and to support the ongoing expenses of landlords once the state moratorium on evictions and foreclosures expire on Saturday, October 17, 2020. Through December, the federal CDC moratorium will prevent evictions for non-payment for qualified tenants who submit a written declaration to their landlord. Click on these links to learn more about housing assistance and eviction prevention:
CALL: 2-1-1 to connect with housing resources in Massachusetts
For assistance in Franklin County, call the Franklin County Housing and Redevelopment Authority: 413-863-9781. https://www.fcrhra.org/
For Assistance in Hampshire County, call WayFinders: 413-233-1500 / 800-332-9667