Amherst Survival Center

1200 North Pleasant Street
Amherst, MA 01059

413-549-3968 Go To Website
Class of Housing: Assistance for the needy services

General Information:
Provides food services along with many other helpful services. Public Schedule (Call 413-549-3968 to confirm) OPEN  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday  (Closed Wednesday) Monday, Tuesday and Friday Schedule: Center opens at 11 am Fresh Food Distribution 11-11:25 am Free Hot Lunch served Noon–1 pm Fresh Food Distribution 1-3 pm Food Pantry open during Lunch Food Pantry closes at 2:45 pm Center closes at 3 pm Thursday Schedule Center opens at 11 am Fresh Food Distribution 11-11:25 am Free Hot Lunch served Noon–1 pm Food Pantry open during Lunch Fresh Food Distribution 1-3 pm.  More food put out at 3 and 4:30 pm Movies at 3 pm and 5 pm Light Dinner from 4:30-6:30 pm Food Pantry closes at 6:45 pm Center closes at 7 pm   1. Drop-In Free Medical Clinic:  Mondays 12:30 -2 pm (Dr. Berman) and Thursdays 5-6 pm (Dr. Clapp) 2. Salvation Army Services, Tuesdays 1-2:30 pm – vouchers for basic needs, prescriptions, clothing, etc. 3. Social Worker from Health Care for the Homeless, Fridays 12:30-2 pm to help with signing up for Mass Health. 4. Advocate from Tapestry to help with signing up for MassHealth, every other Thursday from 5-6 pm. 5. Case Manager from Eliot Homeless Services, Thursdays, noon-5 pm to work with homeless consumers. 6. Assistance with SNAP (Food Stamp) forms from the Food Bank of Western MA. Tuesdays from 11:30 am-12:30 pm


How To Volunteer at Amherst Survival Center:
Be a volunteer. Call Amherst Survival Center at 413-549-3968 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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