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Program Updates

4/2/2020 | Tabitha Desplaines

 

Update Regarding Our Programs Availability:

In response to the federal, state and city-wide “states of emergency” surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, Springfield Partners is closed to the public, but our staff is eager to help you by phone and email! If you get a voicemail, please leave a message and someone will call you back.

 Please see below, updates for each of our programs: 

 Early Learning Program (New Beginnings) is closed until May 4th per order of the Governor. 

  • We are waiving parent fees while closed.
  • All subsidies (vouchers and contracts) will automatically be extended for a period of 6 months. This means, your subsidy will NOT end during this time. We will work with you to renew if needed once we reopen.
  • Call Tabitha with questions at 413-263-6500 x6521, or email tabithad@springfieldpartnersinc.com
  • Staff are making weekly check in calls with parents
  • We have set up a new group (New Beginnings Early Learning Group) on our Facebook page for parents and staff to share resources and stories of what they are doing during this challenging time 

Emergency Fuel Assistance-- Staff are working remotely, we are: 

  • Completing intakes over the phone.
  • We encourage everyone needing help paying gas bills to call Gus at 413-263-6500 x 6545 or email augustuse@springfieldpartnersinc.com

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA) - is closed. We are hopeful to reopen in the coming weeks.

  • The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Department of Revenue (DOR have announced a 90-day extension; 2019 tax returns will be due on July 15, 2020.
  •  Staff are checking messages and able to respond to your calls and answer questions. Please call Laura at 413-263-6500 x 6001or email lauram@springfieldpartnersinc.com   

Low Income Taxpayer Clinic - Staff are working remotely, we are: 

  • Providing services to clients through email and by phone.
  • We are also working to set up online trainings in the near future! Stay tuned for updates!
  • If you are a current client, or seeking services for the first time, please call Martin at 413-263-6500 x6566 or email martino@springfieldpartnersinc.com

Housing Programs – Staff are working remotely, we are: 

  • Providing services to clients through email and by phone. 
  • Staff can still talk to you about buying a home, renting, default, foreclosure avoidance, eviction notices, and other housing issues. 
  • All face-to-face interactions and workshops have been postponed, stay tuned to this site for updates about rescheduling. 
  • Please call or email one of our Housing Program Staff with questions Gus 413-263-6500 x6545 agustuse@springfieldpartnersinc.com; Steve 413-263-6500 x6567 stephenp@springfieldpartnersinc.com; Anthony 413-263-6500 x6568 Anthonyt@springfieldpartnersinc.com 

Veterans Program- Staff are working remotely, we are: 

  • Making daily calls to all our veterans’ customers and their families to ensure they get all the help they need.
  • If you need immediate assistance for a veteran, please call Christina 413-263-6500 x6593 christinac@springfieldpartnersinc.com; Ray raymondd@springfieldpartnersinc.com 413-263-6500 x6595; Walt 413-263-6500 x6591 waltf@springfieldpartnersinc.com 

Transportation Services- All transportation services have been cancelled until further notice.

  • If you have any questions, please call 413-507-1122.

 Weatherization – All weatherization services have been cancelled until further notice. 

  • We will be rescheduling all appointments when it is appropriate to do so. 
  • If you have questions, please call Veronica at 413-263-6500 x6576 veronicap@springfieldpartnersinc.com 

Scholarship—We are extending the end date for applications!

  • The end date to submit applications is 5/8/2020
  • Due to the extension of the tax filing deadline, we will accept 2018 tax returns or print outs from FAFSA to verify income.
  • Applications can be sent by mail to: Springfield Partners for Community Action 721 State Street Springfield, MA 01109 ATTN: Scholarship or emailed to tabithad@springfieldpartnersinc.com
  • Contact Tabitha with questions at 413-263-6500 x6521 or email above.

GENERAL INQUIRIES: 

For general inquires please call and speak to Pat 413-263-6500 x6500 or Bolivar (Habla Espanol) 413-263-6500 xx 6501 

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