The following list contains local resources for food and housing. Thank you to Amherst Community Connections for their help providing these resources.
- Community Action: Community Resources & Advocacy – Provides financial help for heat, utilities, rent, move-in expenses. Helps with SNAP and Health Insurance applications. Connects to other resources. Resource advocates will continue to offer resources and referral by phone at 413-475-1570
- Look 4 Help – Find resources for food, mental health services, health care, domestic violence, clothing, legal help, and more in Franklin, Hampshire, and the North Quabbin Region at www.look4help.org/
- Mass 211 – help provided 24/7 by dialing 211. Provides assistance with housing, homelessness, food security, mental health, domestic violence, and utility assistance.
- Survival Center – They do offer assistance in filling out forms and finding housing, health insurance, SNAP, and fuel assistance. They used to have dedicated time for assistance with job applications, and may still have resources to help with this. (413) 549-3968
Job Application and Career Assistance:
- MassHire Franklin/Hampshire Career Center – Locations in Greenfield, Forbes Library Northampton, and Athol. Walk-in assistance with job applications and more available. https://www.masshirefhcareers.org/ for addresses and hours.
- 50+ Job Seekers Networking Group – hosted by the Jones Library in Amherst. Virtual on Zoom: https://www.joneslibrary.org/991/50-Job-Seekers-Group
- Holyoke Public Library regularly offers Computer Basics classes for free.
- Harvard Skills Base – a website created by Harvard University that offers free online computer basics, job search, and ESL for job seekers courses. https://skillbase.hks.harvard.edu/view-all-resources
These links have been curated by our librarians, but the Sunderland Public Library is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or support the views shared by these resources. This page was created thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.