Individual and Family Resources

Individual and Family Resources
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.
Family Outreach of Amherst
401 Main Street, Suite 12
Amherst, MA 01002 

New and Temporary Funding – Resident Aid Assistance Program

Town of Amherst in Collaboration with Family Outreach of Amherst
Grants will be for a maximum of $3,000 and accepted on a first come first serve basis, until funds are depleted.

Family Outreach of Amherst, in Collaboration with the Town of Amherst, has been allocated $150,000 from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA), to help Amherst residents with overdue rent, mortgage, or utility bills. These funds will have a direct impact on our Towns’ residents, as most everyone in our community has been affected by COVID.

Applicants must demonstrate that financial hardships are a result of COVID or the economic impacts of COVID. A minimum of 50% of the funds will be reserved for BIPOC, women, LGBTQ, or other marginalized communities. Financial ability will also be considered when awarding grants.

Step 1: Fill out resident aid assistance application:
Click here for application.
Step 2: Contact Family Outreach of Amherst at (413) 548-1275

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.
Safe Passage Support Groups
76 Carlon Drive
Northampton, Massachusetts 01060

Safe passage offers a variety of free support groups for survivors who feel they can benefit from sharing their experiences with others. Support groups are currently either held online or in-person at the Safe Passage office in Northampton or at the Bridge Family Resource Center in Amherst. For questions or help with registration, call their hotline: (413) 586-5066, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
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.