Individual and Family Resources

Individual and Family Resources
Amherst Community Connections
236 North Pleasant Street 
Amherst, MA 01002
Amherst Community Connections provides case management, information/ referral, and advocacy services to people who are low-income, homeless, disabled, incarcerated, or struggling with substance abuse and addiction problems to create positive and lasting changes to their lives. We help people secure immediate relief and achieve long-term stability.
Family Outreach of Amherst
401 Main Street, Suite 12
Amherst, MA 01002 

Amherst Family Outreach is a safety net for low-income families in Amherst and the surrounding communities. We are unique in our ability to address all the issues struggling families face: mental health, domestic violence, addiction, housing, and life skills. We believe the families we work with are experts in their own lives and should be active participants in creating change in their lives.

Strive to Thrive
A program of Family Outreach of Amherst
​Strive to Thrive is a program that works with low-income young adults (18-30) and/or parents of all ages in Amherst and the surrounding towns. We support people in achieving greater self-sufficiency and stability for themselves and their families.
Amherst Survival Center
138 Sunderland Road
North Amherst, MA
The Amherst Survival Center, located on the PVTA bus route, welcomes families and individuals from Hampshire and Franklin Counties. The Amherst Survival Center assists people in accessing resources including Hot Lunch and Fresh Food Distribution programs, Free Medical Clinics and the free Community Store.
Cancer Connection
41 Locust Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Cancer Connection offers a haven where people living with cancer, their families and their caregivers can learn how to cope with their changed lives and bodies and emotional turmoil by sharing strategies and resources. All of our offerings are free of charge. We invite you to come talk with a staff member or a trained volunteer for help sorting out priorities, medical questions, family, work or legal issues. Although we can offer referrals and information, our goal is to give you time to figure out what it is that is most complicating in your life because of the cancer and to help you find ways to unravel the knots.
Center for Human Development
332 Birnie Avenue
Springfield, Massachusetts 01107 
The Center for Human Development (CHD) delivers a broad array of critical social and mental health services to people in western Massachusetts. Working in local communities, and partnering with local agencies, we provide focused, personalized services that promote real and lasting change.
ServiceNet Inc.
129 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
ServiceNet is an integrated behavioral health agency serving the broad needs of people with mental illness, homelessness, brain injuries, and intellectual disabilities throughout Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, and Berkshire counties. ServiceNet offers a variety of programs and resources such as Child, Adolescent and Adult Counseling, Addiction, Shelter and Housing, Health and Wellness and Vocational Services.
CSO Clinical & Support Options
8 Atwood Drive, Suite 201
​Northampton, MA 01060

Crisis Services: 413-586-5555
​CSO’s mission is to provide responsive and effective interventions and services to support individual adults, children and families in their quest for stability, growth and a positive quality of life.