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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

New England Farm Workers Council
1628-1640 Main Street
Springfield, MA, 01103

Community Action
393 Main Street Greenfield, MA, 01031

Springfield Partners for Community Action, Inc.
721 State Street, 2nd floor, Springfield, MA 01109

Valley Opportunity Council, Inc
300 High Street, Holyoke, MA 01040

Springfield Technical Community College – ABE Program
One Armory Square, Building 27, 1st Fl. Springfield, MA 01105

Westover Job Corps
103 Johnson Drive Chicopee, MA 01022

HALO Center
206 Maple St, 3rd Floor Holyoke, MA 01040

The Literacy Project
Multiple locations

ESL Center at The Jones Library, Inc.
43 Amity Street Amherst, MA 01002
413 259-3093

Literacy Network of South Berkshire
100 Main Street Lee, MA 01238

 MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center
One Arch Place Greenfield, MA 01301

MassHire Berkshire Career Center
160 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01220

Northern Berkshire ABE Program
MCLA Learning Services Center
375 Church St. North Adams, MA 01247


MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board

1441 Main Street, First Floor
Springfield, MA 01103

The MassHire Hampden County Workforce Board 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