Amherst Area Family and Child Services

Schools

  • Preschool information: Crocker Farm: Janet Ryan: 362-1610
  • Crocker Farm: (413) 362-1600 Preschool-6th grade and after school.
  • Wildwood School: (413) 362-1400 K-6th grade
  • Fort River School: (413) 362-1200 K-6th grade
  • Pelham Elementary School: (413) 253-3595
  • Amherst-Regional Middle School: (413) 362-1800 7-8 grade
  • Amherst-Regional High School: ( 413) 362-1700 9-12 grade

Community: Child and Family Supports

  • Town Libraries with story hours:
    Jones Library Thursday at 10:30 (0-3)
    North Amherst Library Thursday 4:00-5:00 with arts and crafts 3-8 year olds
    Munson Library
  • Family Outreach of Amherst: Laura Reichsman 549-5548 family support
  • Service Net: Amherst Office: Variety of family supports 549-0627
  • REACH Early Intervention:397-8986 for children 0-3
  • Amherst Family Center at the Unitarian Church in town: Randa Nachbar: Director 413-256-1145 or 413-545-0865
  • Motherwoman groups in Amherst and Northampton: Annette Cycon 413-253-8990 Post partum depression and other parenting challenges
  • First call for help: 582-4237 or 387-1216
  • Town of Amherst Family Programs: (Housing) 256-8128
  • Leisure Services:259-3065
  • Survival Center: food, clothing 549-3968
  • Jessie’s House: Homeless Shelter: 658-0060 Holly or Noris
  • Preschool Fairs: October and January organized by the Amherst Family Center
  • Dinner on Us: at UMASS Joanne Levinson: UMass Family Serivecs: 545-2129
  • Head Start and Home Start: Renee Pelis: 548-1281
  • Positive Parenting Group through the ARC Kris Larson 413-834-3344
  • Everywoman’s Center at UMass Women’s support groups: 545-5834 ext 3
  • Men’s Resource Center: Men’s Support groups:253-9887;Youth Programs: 253-6300
  • Literacy, 2nd language learners: Jones Library Lynn Weintraub:
  • Center for New Americans: 587-0084 Northampton and Amherst locations. English classes for 2nd language learners with onsite childcare for infants and toddlers Call
  • The Literacy project: Sheila Murphy: 584-1560
  • Greenfield Community College Workforce development 413-775-1607
  • GED: Jewish Community Center space
  • UMass: Continuing Education and University Without Walls:577-0287
  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters: Renee Moss 253-2591 ext 202

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
  • The Literacy Project: Sheila Murphy: 584-1560
  • Greenfield Community College Workforce Development 413-775-1607
  • HEC: Joan Schuman:586-4900 (teacher training)
  • Holyoke Community College: 413-552-2088
  • International Language Institute (ESL) Alexis Johnson: 586-7569  

Family Supports

  • Cancer Connection, Inc 586-1642 Barbara Neisner
  • Service Net. Inc: Susan Stubbs 585-1300
  • Casa Latina: Lillian Torrew 586-1569
  • Northampton Pride Inc: Bear White 586-5602
  • Safe Passage: (women’s abuse support) La Wanza lett-Brewington: 586-1125
  • Goodwill Angela Cheek: 320-4911 (clothing and household items)
  • United Way of Hampshire County: John Ebbets: 584-3962
  • American Red Cross: Rick Leed- 413-774-4306
  • MSPCC: Judith Harvester (413) 532 9446 x 155
  • DCF: Department of Children and Family Services 413-775-5000
  • Alliance to Develop Power: (immigration issues) 413 739-7233

Fuel Assistance

Fuel Assistance Program will open their phones on October 1st this year for appointments. New applicants need to call for an appointment: 413-774-2310 or 800-370-0940.
 
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