To inquire about shelter beds, please call 413.586.6750.
The following links provide more information on homelessness, including stats and where to go for help.
Shelter Sunday. Every year, the Shelter Sunday fundraiser covers the whole city of Northampton to gather support for five local agencies helping the hungry and the homeless.
Western Massachusetts Network to End Homelessness. This regional initiative aims to move our area towards ending homelessness, rather than just managing it. http://westernmasshousingfirst.org
ServiceNet. Our partner in operating the Interfaith Emergency Shelter is ServiceNet, a regional agency which has many programs helping people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Community Action! of Franklin, Hampshire, & North Quabbin Regions. This organization helps low-income people in our area with many needs, including issues related to housing.
Massachusetts Housing and Shelter Alliance. This advocacy group unites agencies, organizations & individuals to promote solutions to homelessness throughout the state. Their website has current news and data.
Stand Up For Kids is a national organization that advocates for, and provides services to, homeless youth. There is a Worcester chapter.
Northampton Survival Center provides food and other resources to low-income individuals and families in Hampshire County.
MANNA Soup Kitchen provides five free hot meals each week for anyone in need. Meals are served Wednesday evenings and Saturday noontime in Edwards Church; and Mondays, Tuesdays, & Thursdays at noon in St. John’s Episcopal Church.
ServiceNet’s Resource Center is a hub where homeless individuals can access housing advocates, benefit specialists, case managers, health care providers, and other professionals and advocates. They can grab a bag lunch or get a cup of coffee. The can also use computers and phones to help in job and housing searches.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) looks at homelessness from a national perspective.
Refinancemortgagerates.org has extensive information on housing, homelessness, and how to get help from various sources.
DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Servicesprovides a wide array of services in Franklin & Hampshire Counties that foster youth empowerment and community services.