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."

How You Can Help

View Our Event Calendar

Community Needs Assessment Survey

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.



Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA)

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


click to expand

Veterans' Transportation

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


click to expand

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.