Helping Struggling Families Help Themselves
Thank you for joining us at Warm Up the Night!
Warm Up the Night was a great success. Your participation ensures that struggling families of Amherst will find the help they need at CHD Family Outreach of Amherst. We would like to give a HUGE Thank You to our Sponsors and Culinary Contributors who made this night possible.
About Family Outreach of Amherst (FOA):
Family Outreach of Amherst (FOA) is the safety net for low-income families in Amherst and the surrounding communities. We are unique in our ability to address all the issues struggling families face: mental health, domestic violence, addiction, housing, and life skills. We believe the families we work with are experts in their own lives and should be active participants in creating change in their lives. Check out the services we provide after a quick announcement:
Family Outreach of Amherst’s Services:
Our home visiting program helps more than 100 low-income families each year. We stabilize and support families struggling with life skills, help with issues such as parenting, budgeting and conflict resolution, and help parents access services they need.
FOA responds to calls from mothers in crisis, and takes referrals from school counselors, local physicians, and other agencies. FOA caseworkers identify community resources required to resolve the crisis and then help to address the issues that brought about the crisis.
FOA provides short-term assistance on specific issues such as mediation with a landlord or a utility company, access to childcare and assistance with health emergencies.
FOA caseworkers provide ongoing weekly support to struggling families. Services include securing financial benefits, providing transportation to doctors’ offices and other appointments, life skills counseling, housing advocacy, parenting support, and accessing proper health care.
Community Housing Support Program
FOA ensures that low-income families in Amherst get the help they need to maintain their housing by working closely with landlords and tenants to prevent evictions as well as offering support and education to tenants to increase their housing stability.
Immigration Services Program
Family Outreach of Amherst’s immigrant services program provides advocacy, information, transportation, and translation services to documented and undocumented immigrants suffering from mental or physical health problems, domestic violence, or substance abuse. Advocates also assist immigrant families with housing, employment, and parenting issues.
Information and Referrals
FOA responds to calls from families seeking help from resources within our community. Caseworkers assess a caller’s needs and then make referrals to appropriate community agencies.
401 Main Street, Suite 12
Amherst, MA 01002
Main Office Phone: 413-549-5548
Office Fax: 413-549-6087