Jessie's House serves and guides homeless families toward a future of hope, good health, and a safe place to call home by assisting them in developing the skills needed to establish sustainable self-sufficiency. The staff at Jessie's House provides outreach services to help families continue on the path to success after leaving the shelter and promotes community awareness of homelessness and related issues.
Jessie's House congregate site is located in a Victorian-era home in Amherst. The building is leased from the First Congregational Church in Amherst, which is our next door neighbor. The congregate shelter serves six families at a time and is full nearly every night. Jessie's House is the only shelter for families in Hampshire County.