Four organizations make up the Shelter Sunday Coalition. Each organization provides essential services to homeless individuals and families in our community.
ServiceNet’s Grove Street Inn is a shelter that is open year-round to temporarily house up to 21 men and women. ServiceNet also has a Resource Center at 43 Center Street where people may go Monday through Friday and find help with housing and employment searches, access to medical care and other support services. At the same site, in partnership with Friends of Hampshire County Homeless, ServiceNet staffs the Interfaith Emergency Shelter through the winter months. To further help people move out of homelessness, the agency provides several permanent supported housing options, including Yvonne’s House (which was donated by the Friends of Hampshire County Homeless) and the Florence Inn. 413.585.1300.
The Interfaith Emergency Shelter provides emergency shelter from November 1- May 1 for 26 homeless men and women each night. Working in partnership with ServiceNet staff, Friends of Hampshire County Homeless covers the operating costs of the shelter, coordinates teams of volunteers to bring meals every evening, and to provide comfort, friendship, and support to the guests. 413.586.5787.
The MANNA Soup Kitchen is an interfaith volunteer organization that provides 5 hot, nutritious meals per week, year-round, for people in need: Wednesday evenings and Saturdays at noon at Edwards Church; Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays at noon at St. John’s Episcopal Church. MANNA also offers take-out meals to help guests get through the week. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, MANNA serves 750 festive holiday dinners, seating hundreds at Edwards Church and delivering the rest to elders and others who are home-bound and unable to attend. 413.584.1757.
Center for Human Development (CHD)
CHD’s Single Room Occupancy Project’s Outreach Program serves approximately 300 people living on a fixed income in rooming houses located in Northampton and Florence. The program assists clients in finding stable housing and provides food security, improved physical and mental health, and opportunities for community networking. These services help prevent homelessness and improve peoples’ quality of life. 413.584.4457.
Each of these organizations is committed to helping the homeless in our community. With your help, we will continue to meet the needs of our neighbors in need. Thank you for your support!