Home. However we may define it, we all want it. 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 How
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.
“Sanderson House has taken a very hard time in my life and turned it around into a positive experience. The program definitely gets you back on track. The staff lets you know they’re not a crutch. They teach you how to stand on your own two feet.”
Funding for our programs comes from local, state, and federal contracts; United Way; and private donations and grants.