Welcome to Springfield Partners for Community Action

"Springfield Partners for Community Action’s mission is to utilize and provide resources that assist people in need, to obtain economic stability, ultimately creating a better way of life."

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Help us to help others. Our Community Needs Assessment Survey is your opportunity to call awareness to the most pressing needs of our community. Please take a minute to complete the survey. Click the link in the red box to begin.

Home Fair 2017: Homeownership for Stronger Communities.

Springfield – Springfield Partners for Community Action announces: Home Fair 2017: Homeownership for Stronger Communities.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
10:00 am - 2:00pm
Springfield Technical Community College Gymnasium
One Armory Square
Springfield, Massachusetts

This is an excellent opportunity for potential homeowners to meet local and state homeownership specialists, lenders, realtors, and other key members of our community at this all important event designed to: 1) promote and support homeownership opportunities; 2) educate and inform potential and existing homeowners; and 3) assist participants in identifying and gaining access to available resources, such as: mortgage options; refinance opportunities; and rehabilitation loans.

The many potential homebuyers at this event will include those who will be graduating from Springfield Partners’ first-time homeowners’ classes which provide HUD-certified education on a variety of topics. This workshop is required by many lenders, but Springfield Partners is one of the few local providers to offer it at no cost. At the home fair, we will be awarding certificates to participants who have met the requirements for completing this increasingly popular program.

The theme, “Homeownership for Stronger Communities,” reflects Springfield Partners for Community Action’s mission to guide residents of our area towards economic stability and a better quality of life.

Home Fair 2017 will feature workshops and presentations for the entire family including children’s activities, refreshments, and raffle prizes.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Gus Erskine, Asset Coordinator/Housing Counselor at 413-263-6500, ext. 6545 or email augustuse@springfieldpartnersinc.com

Home Fair 2017: Homeownership for Stronger Communities.

Rides to Veterans' Events

Don't let a lack of ride keep you from these important events for Veterans. We'll take you there.
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Multicultural Alzheimer's Support Group for Caregivers

We help Alzheimer’s caregivers in our Multicultural Alzheimer’s Program by providing multilingual case management services to their loved ones. We also facilitate a monthly support group for their often overwhelmed caregivers on the fourth Wednesday of each month.

Our next session will take place Wednesday, Sept. 27th form 5pm-6:30 at 721 State Street, Second Floor. The topic will be "coping with caregiver emotions."

For more information, contact Johnetta Baymon: 413-263-6500 or johnettab@springfieldpartnersinc.com

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Veterans' Transportatpom

Veterans. Need a ride? We can help. Call 413-263-6500.

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Executive Director, Paul Bailey

Executive Director, Paul Bailey
"...we have to box clever in the margins, and make the most of what we have."

Sadly, Springfield is in a deep pocket of poverty— through a low-income base and high unemployment, which keeps communities in a long-term economically vulnerable position. This cycle of poverty impacts the ability of a person to function in society, and has a domino effect on issues such as homelessness and malnutrition.

Springfield Partners for Community Action

Springfield Partners for Community Action
Springfield Partners for Community Action's staff members have been successfully guiding residents of our area towards self-sufficiency, economic stability, and a better quality of life for over fifty years, and we look forward to working with you towards shaping a brighter future for the residents of the greater Springfield area.

Although we do offer some emergency assistance, our agency’s motto “Helping People; Changing Lives” reflects the fact that most of our programs operate on the “teach a man to fish” approach.

We believe that homeownership, education, and/or owning a small business should be within everyone’s reach. To this end, many of our programs focus on bringing this American Dream to underserved, economically-disadvantaged communities. The programs we provide focus on: Asset Development; Housing & Energy Conservation; Youth & Family Services; and Veterans Services.

Springfield Partners for Community Action is proud to be the first Community Action Agency in Western Massachusetts, established in 1964 shortly after the Economic Opportunity Act opened the way for a network of poverty-fighting agencies across the nation. It’s fitting that, regionally, Community Action first came to Springfield, MA as it is known as the “City of Firsts.”

The federal government allots primary funding for each Community Action Agency through Community Service Block Grants (CSBG). Community Action Agencies (CAAs) in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are overseen by the Department of Housing and Community Development, the agency designated to do so by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Every three years, all Massachusetts CAAs complete a needs assessment of the service area and create a strategic Community Action Plan to address those needs.

Our agency offers a lifeline to the nearly 30% of the local population who live below the federal poverty line. Springfield Partners serves approximately 7,000 people every year.

Please Help, Together We Can Change Lives!

Please Help, Together We Can Change Lives!
Please support Springfield Partners for Community Action's programs by making a donation today.

With your help, we can continue providing these crucial services to the community, and respond to people's needs proactively.

Your donation is an investment in your community. Investing in the self-sufficiency of your neighbors offers a big return: more educated citizens, more homeowners, more stable neighborhoods, and more personal income being spent at local businesses.

Springfield Partners is a 501(c)3 non-profit, and your donation is fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.