Medicaid and CHIP provide no-cost or low-cost health coverage for eligible children in Massachusetts so that they can get routine check-ups, immunizations and dental care to keep them healthy. They can also get doctor visits, prescription medications and hospital care when they’re sick, and much more.
Safety Zone Emergency Shelter provides 24-hour, short-term housing for young people, aged 14 to 17, who have left home or are homeless. These temporary youth shelters are located throughout Western Massachusetts.
Supervised apartments throughout Hampden County for pregnant and parenting youth up to age 22. In addition to safe housing, provides support services, life skills training, educational guidance, referrals, and aftercare.
Early childhood programs at no cost to eligible families including Early Head Start (ages prenatal – 2.9), Head Start (ages 2.9 - 5) and Migrant/Seasonal Children (ages prenatal - 5). There are also parenting programs, health & mental health services, nutritional programs & services and healthy relationships programs for adults.
A program for young, first-time moms and dads that partners with you to help you tackle parenting challenges, find resources in your community, and know what to expect during pregnancy and parenting your child. Call (413) 858-3119 for more information.
Provides a number of resources for families in the Springfield community all in one convenient location. Help with navigating through housing, education, courts and legal systems as well as health insurance, EBT and behavioral health services.
Provides a wide range of family-friendly education and support services including early education and care at Springfield centers, home-based and after school care in addition to parent education, support and training programs.
95 Jefferson Avenue
Springfield, MA 01107
Call (413) 731-5960 or email NLussier@openpantry.org
A program of Open Pantry Community Services Inc. is a residential program for teenage parents (age 14-21) and their children who need a safe place to live. Space for 8 families. Provide help with school, daycare, therapy, parenting & life skills. DTA referrals only.
Provides pregnancy, newborn support, and early intervention services. Offers home visits that focus on helping pregnant women access pre-natal care and engage in healthy behaviors. After the baby is born, helps new parents to do what's best for their babies' optimal growth and development through the first year.