Resources For Families And Students


For Families

BHN Holyoke Transitional Support Services (TSS)

Clinically managed medium-intensity residential treatment for individuals who need further stabilization after acute treatment services or clinical stabilization services. TSS utilizes psycho-educational groups, counseling, peer support, and self-help groups to promote and support recovery.

πŸ“130 Pine Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040


BHN City Clinic

Outpatient therapy and medication management for children, youth and families. BHN offers many types of counseling programs and services for adults, youth, children, couples and families with the support of their credentialed clinicians and accredited psychiatric providers.

πŸ“235 Maple Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040


BHN Mt. Tom Center

BHN's Mount Tom Center for Mental Health and Recovery is a community-based outpatient mental health and substance abuse program providing on-site and outreach services in the following areas: child and adolescent, adult (general referrals and program based), developmentally delayed/mental health, substance abuse and dual diagnosis (SA/MH). Programs include 24-Hour Group Residences, Individual and Community Living Supports, Counseling Services, and more.

πŸ“40 Bobala Road, Holyoke, MA, 01040


Adult Day Health Center

At VCare Holyoke Adult Day Center, participants will spend up to 6 hours in a beautiful homebound environment, surrounded by friendly, well-trained staff. Participants can join computer or language classes, play bingo, domino or pool, and enjoy entertaining performances. The program provides recreational activities, door-to-door transportation, meals, and nursing services.

πŸ“200 High Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040


Rebekah's Closet

Rebekah’s Closet is a mission outreach to young families in the Holyoke area seeking support to provide for their infants and toddlers. A parent in need may come once a month to their closet to receive free goods as they become available. They provide diapers, wipes, clothing, toys, books, and furniture.

πŸ“300 Appleton Street, The United Congregational Church of Holyoke, Holyoke, MA, 01040


Residential Assistance for Families in Transition (RAFT)

The RAFT program helps keep households in stable housing situations when facing eviction, loss of utilities, and other housing emergencies. RAFT provides qualifying households with up to $10,000 per household in a 12-month period to preserve current housing or move to new housing. RAFT can cover utilities, moving costs, and overdue rent. For households applying to RAFT for assistance with rent arrears, a notice to quit or eviction notice/court summons is now required.

πŸ“267 High Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040


Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) Nutrition Program

WIC is a nutrition program that provides healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support, and referrals to healthcare and other services, free of charge, to Massachusetts families who qualify.

πŸ“300 High Street, 1st Floor, Holyoke, MA, 01040


Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC)

The DTA offers The Emergency Aid to the Elderly, Disabled, and Children (EAEDC) program to help families and individuals meet basic needs. This program provides cash assistance, food assistance, and access to MassHealth. You must meet certain income limits to qualify for this program. EAEDC may be able to help if you are living with and taking care of a child who is not closely related to you.

πŸ“72 Front Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040


Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

The Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) administers SNAP benefits, which provides a monthly benefit to buy nutritious foods. This program provides financial benefit used to purchase nutritious foods.

πŸ“72 Front Street, Holyoke, MA, 01040

Free Online Resources For Students


Starfall is an educational website designed for young children. It offers interactive activities, games, and stories that focus on developing reading, math, and phonics skills. The website has a colorful and engaging interface, and the content is designed to be fun and engaging for kids. is used by parents, teachers, and homeschoolers as a supplemental.


PBS Kids

PBS Kids offers a variety of educational games, videos, and activities. The website features popular children's TV shows such as Sesame Street, Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood, and Curious George, and provides resources for parents and teachers to support learning outside of the classroom. PBS Kids emphasizes social-emotional development, literacy, and STEM skills through engaging and age-appropriate content.


Teach Your Monster

Teach Your Monster is an award-winning educational website that offers a fun and engaging way for children to learn to read. It provides a series of games that focus on developing phonics skills, sight word recognition, and sentence formation. Children can create their own monster avatar and embark on an exciting adventure, completing various challenges and earning rewards along the way. is designed for children aged 3-8 years old and is free to use.



Prodigy offers math games and activities for children in grades 1-8. The website provides an engaging and interactive learning environment where kids can practice math skills through games, challenges, and quizzes. is aligned with curriculum standards and offers personalized learning paths to cater to individual student needs. Teachers can use the website to create assignments and track student progress, and parents can monitor their child's learning journey.



Outschool provides live, interactive classes for children aged 3-18 years old. The website offers a wide range of classes in various subjects, including math, science, language arts, art, and music, taught by experienced teachers from around the world. is designed to be flexible and accessible, with classes available on a variety of topics and schedules. is a non-profit organization that aims to promote computer science education and increase access to coding for students worldwide. The website provides a variety of free resources, including coding tutorials, online courses, and activities for students and educators at all levels. also offers professional development opportunities for teachers, empowering them to integrate computer science into their classrooms.



Storybird enables children and adults to create and share their own stories. The website provides a variety of illustrations and visual prompts to inspire creativity and storytelling, and users can write their own stories and poems using these visuals. also offers collaborative features, allowing multiple users to contribute to the same story or poem. The website is designed to be easy to use and encourages self-expression and creativity.


ABCya! provides a wide range of games and activities for children in grades K-6. The website offers games in various subjects, including math, language arts, and science, that are designed to support the development of fundamental skills such as problem-solving, critical thinking, and creativity.


National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids offers a variety of resources and activities for children to learn about science, nature, and the world around them. The website features articles, videos, games, quizzes, and interactive maps that are designed to engage and inspire young learners. National Geographic Kids also provides resources for parents and educators, including lesson plans, teaching tools, and educational activities.