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Servicios en nuestra comunidad:



Over the years, the Rescue Mission has faced leadership and organizational changes, giving it an interesting history of survival. In its early years, the Springfield Rescue Mission was a strong Christian-based organization, focusing on feeding, sheltering and clothing men living on the streets or traveling from town to town. For the most part, these were men who had abandoned their families and were addicted to alcohol. The Rescue Mission, then and now, reaches out to the least, the last and the lost – meeting physical and spiritual needs through the presentation of the Gospel, relying on God through the public to support our work.

We strive to reduce the risk and effects that food insecurity has on families and individuals by investing in those we serve through collaboration with our community partners to educate and raise awareness. We recognize the need for excellence through transparency, strong stewardship, innovative and strategic planning and effective development of a team of committed staff and volunteers.

The mission of the Community Survival Center is to provide survival items of food, clothing, and household goods to members of our community in times of need. 

The Community Survival Center is a 32 year old non-profit agency that helps families struggling to provide the basics: food, clothing and household items. Our emergency food pantry serves Ludlow, Wilbraham, and Hampden as well as the 16 Acres, Pine Point and Indian Orchard neighborhoods in Springfield.

The Bridge of Hope Thrift Shop is open to the public and sells quality clothing and accessories, most at just $2 per item. Also, our Clothing and Household Goods Program offers sales at just $3/bag and is also open to the general public. All proceeds help to fund our pantry.

We are supported by donations from our neighbors: individuals, churches, businesses, schools and various groups and organizations within the above mentioned communities. And we are extremely grateful to be able to support the center primarily with their help. 

Since 1982, The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts has been feeding our neighbors in need and leading the community to end hunger. We distribute food to our member agencies in Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden and Hampshire counties. These independent pantries, meal sites and shelters are on the front lines of emergency food assistance in our region, playing a crucial role helping individuals, families, seniors and children.

In addition to food distribution, we also serve as an important resource to all of our member agencies to help strengthen the emergency food network, increase their capacity, and develop long-term projects to fight the underlying causes of hunger in our community.

Friends of the Homeless, Inc. operates the largest emergency shelter for adult individuals in Western MA., provides services aimed at ending homelessness and operates 110 low-income housing units. We are a private, non-profit 501(C)3 organization established over twenty-five years ago to serve Greater Springfield. FOH recognizes that the need is great not only in our city but around the state. That is why we believe everyone shares an interest in solving the problem of homelessness. In addition to providing emergency shelter for adult men and women, we also own and operate a resource center on our Worthington Street campus in Springfield. All FOH shelter and housing is supported by case management aimed at obtaining and maintaining permanent housing. What we’re not interested in is allowing people to be warehoused.

Friends of the Homeless is a community ally in an individual’s struggle for independence. We invite you to join us in using your time, talents and treasure to be part of the solution.


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