Other Local Resources

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Hilltown Community Health Centers/ Gateway Family Center – Programs include parent child playgroups, parenting education and family support. Free to Hampshire County residents.

Parenting Resources Directory – for Western Massachusetts

Collaborative for Educational Services – A non-profit educational services agency whose Early Childhood Department offers a range of services to families with young children throughout Western Massachusetts, including a “Welcome Baby” home visit available to families in Amherst, Belchertown, Easthampton, Hatfield, Monson, Palmer, Pelham, South Hadley, Ware, Warren, and West Brookfield.

Community Network for Children – Serving Eastern Franklin County (Erving, Leverett, New Salem, Shutesbury and Wendell), the CNC provides information, referrals, new baby home visits (generally a single visit), playgroups, story hours, a family support group, parent workshops, and more.

WIC – Women, Infants & Children Nutritional Assistance & Counseling – provides vouchers for specific groceries for income-qualified families.

SNAP (food stamps) – provided in the form of a debit card, usable for all groceries for income-qualified families.

Hilltown Families — A grassroots communication network for families living in Western Massachusetts, including Weekly Suggested Events, the Hilltown Family Variety Show (radio show/podcast), a Local Listserv for Email Discussions, and, a Family Wellness resource list.

Empty Arms – Support for families experiencing miscarriage, stillbirth and infant loss in Western Massachusetts.

Community Network for Children – A community based, information and resource hub for all families in order to increase knowledge of and accessibility to high-quality early education and care programs and services for families with children birth through age 8. Erving, Leverett, New Salem, Wendell, and Shutesbury.