SHELTER

AMHERST — Beds primarily to serve homeless women are being added at a downtown church, supplementing those available at a seasonal shelter...

Warming center opens at VFW post in Amherst

12/20/21

AMHERST — A day site for homeless people to stay warm, keep out of the elements and receive limited case management has opened at the edge of...

NORTHAMPTON — As the second winter in a global pandemic approaches, advocates in western Massachusetts are fighting to ensure some of the lessons...

AMHERST — In recent days, a flurry of people have reached out to the nonprofit organization that runs Amherst’s seasonal emergency overnight...

NORTHAMPTON — The annual Shelter Sunday drives in Northampton and Amherst will continue their virtual approach this year with high fundraising...

In the months after the pandemic hit in early 2020, there was a rush on animal shelters in many parts of the country as people and families...

NORTHAMPTON — As a pastor at Cathedral in the Night, Stephanie Smith has met people this winter who are homeless for the first time and was...

On the coldest weekend of the winter so far, the problems confronting people without homes were made vividly clear in Northampton.A fire on Sunday...

Editor’s note: In this series, the Gazette is looking at homelessness in Northampton — “Paradise City” to some who live here, but not all. Over the...

Northampton shelter seeks more volunteers

12/14/20

NORTHAMPTON — With a new emergency shelter open at First Churches, United Way of Hampshire County is putting out a call for volunteers to help with...

NORTHAMPTON — There will be no collection sites around the city on Oct. 4 for Shelter Sunday, the annual fundraiser for organizations that help...

Overnight seasonal shelters in Northampton and Amherst ensure that vulnerable populations have a place to stay during the coldest months of the...

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