Housing and support services, offering pathways out of homelessness
If you are without a place to call your own—or are at risk of losing your home —we offer a progressive pathway out of homelessness through our Shelter and Housing programs in Northampton, Greenfield, and Pittsfield
We meet you where you are—whether you arrive at one of our emergency shelters for the night, or are temporarily housed in an area motel. Since everyone’s circumstances are unique, we work with you to develop options that best suit your specific needs and goals.
Who We Serve and Why
Causes of homelessness are as varied as the individuals and families we serve – from a divorce or a death in the family, to domestic abuse, drug use, a house fire, job loss, or serious illness.
Of the people who use our shelter and housing services, approximately 25% are young adults, others have long-term disabilities, and 30-40% work full or part-time jobs, but have difficulty maintaining housing on incomes that are below the poverty level.
Through our Resource Centers, we offer counseling and support, computers, phones, and other resources, so visitors have what they need to secure employment, housing, health care, and other necessary services.
Our shelters in Greenfield, Northampton, and Pittsfield provide shelter, meals and case management for adults throughout the year.
In Greenfield and Pittsfield, we also have family shelters for parents and children who have been displaced from their homes. Shelter staff work with guests to help them find and sustain more permanent housing in the community.
Permanent Supportive Housing
Our housing programs give individuals and families a place to live while they regain their economic and housing stability. Leasing or rental assistance and ongoing support services allow people who have been chronically homeless to live in a more stable environment.
Funding for our programs comes from local, state, and federal contracts; United Way; and private donations and grants.