Amherst Area Family and Child Services

Schools

Community: Child and Family Supports

  • Amherst A Better Chance
  • Amherst Family Center
  • Amherst Farmers' Market and Community Gardens
  • Amherst Historical Society and Museum
  • Amherst Leisure Services: 259-3065
  • Amherst Literacy Project
  • Amherst Rotary Club
  • Amherst Survival Center: Food & clothing, 549-3968
  • Berkshire Children and Families
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters: Renee Moss 253-2591 ext 202
  • Center for New Americans: English classes for 2nd language learners with onsite childcare for infants and toddlers, call 587-0084 
  • Collaborative for Educational Services
  • Family Outreach of Amherst: family support, Laura Reichsman 549-5548
  • First call for help: 582-4237 or 387-1216
  • Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massachusetts 
  • Greenfield Community College Workforce development, 413-775-1607
  • Hampshire County Healthy Families
  • Head Start and Home Start: Renee Pelis, 548-1281
  • Holyoke Health Center
  • Interfaith Opportunities Network
  • International Language Institute (ESL): 586-7569  
  • Jessie’s House: Homeless Shelter: 658-0060 Holly or Noris
  • MassResources
  • Men's Resource Center: Men’s Support groups: 253-9887; Youth Programs: 253-6300
  • Milestones
  • Motherwoman groups in Amherst and Northampton: Annette Cycon 413-253-8990 Post partum depression and other parenting challenges
  • Museums of the Pioneer Valley
  • NorthStar: Self directed learning for teens
  • Office of Representative Ellen Story
  • Pioneer Valley Transit Authority 
  • Positive Parenting Group through the ARC: Kris Larson 413-834-3344 
  • REACH Early Intervention: 397-8986 for children 0-3
  • Service Net: Amherst Office: Variety of family supports 549-0627 
  • The Literacy Project
  • Town of Amherst Family Programs: (Housing) 256-8128
  • Town Libraries with story hours: Jones Library: Thursday at 10:30 (0-3 years old), North Amherst Library: Thursday 4:00-5:00 with arts and crafts (3-8 years old), Munson Library
  • UMass: Continuing Education and University Without Walls, 577-0287
  • UMass Everywoman’s Center: Women’s support groups: 545-5834 ext 3
  • UMass Mental Health Services
  • Women, Infants & Children
  • Whole Children
  • Youth Action Coalition

Medical Practices

  • Pediatricians: Amherst Pediatrics, Northampton Pediatrics, Hadley Family Practice, Amherst Family Practice and University Health Services
  • Hospitals: Cooley Dickinson Hospital, Holyoke Hospital, Baystate Medical Center

Family Supports

  • Amherst Housing Authority 
  • Amherst League of Women Voters 
  • American Red Cross: Rick Leed- 413-774-4306
  • Cancer Connection, Inc: 586-1642 Barbara Neisner
  • Casa Latina: Lillian Torrew 586-1569
  • Central Hampshire Veterans' Services
  • Comcast Internet Essential
  • DCF: Department of Children and Family Services 413-775-5000 
  • Dinner on Us: UMass workshop
  • Family Empowerment
  • Fuel/Housing/Food Assistance Resources: Mass 211 
  • Goodwill Angela Cheek: 320-4911 (clothing and household items) 
  • MSPCC: Judith Harvester (413) 532 9446 x 155
  • Northampton Pride Inc: Bear White 586-5602
  • Greenfield Community College Workforce Development 413-775-1607
  • Service Net. Inc: Susan Stubbs 585-1300
  • Safe Passage: (women’s abuse support) La Wanza lett-Brewington: 586-1125
  • UMass Alliance to Develop Power: (immigration issues) 413 739-7233
  • United Way of Hampshire County: John Ebbets: 584-3962