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Hampshire County Diaper Drive
Each year we collect thousands of diapers to meet the need across our county. 1 in 3 families across the nation can’t afford enough diapers, meaning babies are susceptible to infections and families miss work to care for them. Learn more.
Mass 2-1-1: Information when you need help fast
In an emergency, people dial 911 for help. When it feels like an emergency—because you are in crisis—but it’s not police or firefighters you need, we offer another easy number you can dial for support. Anyone can call 2-1-1 to locate essential community services in the area where they live.
Call 211 for such things as:
Emotional support, if you need to talk to someone about a problem you are experiencing.
Emotional support for children and teens.
A list of after-school programs and other childcare options or to request a childcare voucher.
A list of agencies that provide care for older adults facing challenges.
A list of food banks.
Information about a current disaster.
Information on government benefits and services.
MASS 211 is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You can reach a person immediately.
If you are unable to reach 211 due to your telephone or cell phone carrier, a toll-free number is available: 1-877-211-MASS (6277)
Those who are hearing impaired may dial: 508-370-4890 TTY
FamilyWize – Prescription discount card and drug price comparison
Compare drug prescription prices and save money with your free card that you can download from FamilyWize or pick up at United Way of Hampshire County (71 King Street, Northampton, MA).
United Way has joined the fight to end human trafficking and modern slavery by raising awareness and by providing protection for victims. Learn more here.
Aging Respect Initiative
Hampshire County is aging. It is also becoming a more popular retirement region.
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
The Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP) is a federally-funded program administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). United Way of Hampshire County is involved with reviewing the program for Hampshire County each year. Recipients include:
Amherst Survival Center
Northampton Survival Center
Service Net Shelters