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Planning and maintaining reliable childcare is necessary and directly relates to your ability to show up for work on-time.

If you need help paying for home heating fuel, contact United Way’s Mass 2-1-1 line (just call 211), or one of the agencies below.

Support Services

As you build your healthcare career, you shouldn’t feel alone. There are plenty of resources in Western Mass to help you.

Financial Aid
There are many types of financial aid available for students, including grants, loans and federal subsidies.

Social Services
The following providers offer programs for GED training, English language help (ESL programs), childcare vouchers, money for training and school through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and more. Please call them or visit their websites for more information about the program they offer.

If you are a service provider and would like to be listed or update your information, please contact us using the contact us at healthcare@rebhc.org.

New England Farm Workers Council
1628-1640 Main Street
Springfield, MA, 01103
413-272-2207
www.partnersforcommunity.org

Community Action
393 Main Street Greenfield, MA, 01031
413-376-1105
www.communityaction.us

Springfield Partners for Community Action, Inc.
721 State Street, 2nd floor, Springfield, MA 01109
413-263-6500
www.springfieldpartnersinc.com

Valley Opportunity Council, Inc
300 High Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
413-552-1554
www.valleyopp.com

Springfield Technical Community College – ABE Program
One Armory Square, Building 27, 1st Fl. Springfield, MA 01105
413-755-4300
www.stcc.edu

Westover Job Corps
103 Johnson Drive Chicopee, MA 01022
413-593-5731
http://westover.jobcorps.gov

Holyoke Works
100 Front Street, 4th Fl. Holyoke, MA 01040
413-532-2683
www.holyokeworks.org or www.juntoscollaborative.org

HALO Center
206 Maple St, 3rd Floor Holyoke, MA 01040
413-552-2916
http://www.juntoscollaborative.org

The Literacy Project
Multiple locations
www.literacyproject.org

ESL Center at The Jones Library, Inc.
43 Amity Street Amherst, MA 01002
413 259-3093
http://www.joneslibrary.org

Literacy Network of South Berkshire
100 Main Street Lee, MA 01238
413-243-0471
http://www.litnetsb.org

Franklin/Hampshire Career Center
One Arch Place Greenfield, MA 01301
413-774-4361
http://www.FHCC-onestop.com

Berkshire Works
160 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01220
413-499-2220
http://www.berkshireworks.org

Northern Berkshire ABE Program
MCLA Learning Services Center
375 Church St. North Adams, MA 01247
413-662-5314
http://www.mcla.edu/Academics/continuing-education/adultbasiceducationprogram/index

 

1441 Main Street, First Floor
Springfield, MA 01103
413-787-1547

The REBHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Program, auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities, Verizon Telephone Relay Service: TDD/TTY: 1-800-439-2370 Voice: 1-800-439-0183

An Initiative of

This website was funded in part by Workforce STAT (Skills, Talent, Awareness, Training): Transforming Regional Capacity for Healthcare Education, Grant # CB18820. Workforce STAT was a $1.66 million Community Based Job Training Initiative through the U.S. Department of Labor. The website is also funded in part by a Healthcare Skills Gap Partnership grant through the Executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development. The grant program was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by Commonwealth Corporation.