Helpful Community Resources

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
Western Mass: 800-332-2772

Massachusetts Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Springfield State Office Building
436 Dwight Street, Suite 204
Springfield , MA 01103
TTY/Voice: 413-788-6427
Pam.Korzec@state.ma.us

Stavros Center for Independent Living, Inc.
262 Cottage Street
Springfield, MA 01104-4002
TTY/Voice: 413-781-5555
Fax: 413-733-5473
lnettles@stavros.org

Diocese of Springfield, Ministry with the Deaf
21 Maple Street
Chicopee, MA. 01020-2626
TTY/Voice: 413-592-4071
Fax: 413-592-8702

Disability Transportation

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority Paratransit Service: The PVTA provides ADA paratransit service for people with disabilities. This service provides a shared-ride, door-to-door van transportation for individuals with disabilities that prevent them from riding the fixed route bus service. PVTA provides paratransit service throughout the Pioneer Valley within 3/4 mile of a fixed route. The paratransit service runs on all days that the fixed-route bus service operates.

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind
MCB issues photo card to eligible persons with vision impairments, which allows free travel on fixed route buses, trains and subway.
Phone: 617-727-5550
Fax: 617-626-7685

Academic Coaching and Tutoring
Learning Solutions for Learning Success
243 King Street
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: 413-84-0265

The Learning Edge, Academic Assessment and Coaching for Collegiate Success
Dr. John Body
413-584-4781

Academic Coaching and Writing (ACW), for graduate students
Web-based service

Other Helpful Agencies

Veterans
GI Bill Information
United States Department of Veteran Affairs
Phone: 888-442-4551

Mental Health and Substance Abuse

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)
Phone: 800-950-6264

Office of Disability Employment Policy

Presidential Task Force on Employment of People with Disabilities

If you need referrals to services not listed here, contact AccessAbility Services and we can aid you in locating information.