Craig’s Doors – A Home Association, Inc. was founded in the summer of 2011. Our mission is to provide safe, caring shelter for people experiencing homelessness while working to develop supportive housing, and to help build a better quality of life for those without a home. Craig’s Doors is committed to helping our guests foster a sense of empowerment by improving their lives through the creation of safe, respectful shelter and housing.
Challenges the stereotypes and practices which perpetuate homelessness;
Fosters sustainable independence through access to supportive services;
Cultivates collaborative relationships to generate new opportunities;
Builds community which inspires positive change.
Craig’s Doors is named in honor of Craig D. Lorraine (1966-2011) – a beloved and cherished brother of four sisters, a Navy veteran who served in the Gulf War, and a talented street musician. Craig was well known in the communities of Northampton and Amherst, and his untimely death in February of 2011 affected many in our community. On one cold night when he arrived at a shelter, at the end of a difficult day, Craig expressed his singular wish to a staff member: “Sometimes I just wish I had a door…a door I can close!” We established Craig’s Doors not just to honor Craig’s wish, but to assist those who struggle to attain the privacy and dignity of a home of their own.
434 N. Pleasant St
Amherst, MA 01002
Resource Center hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 8AM – 3PM
Wednesday 10AM – 3PM
Friday, Saturday, Sunday: Closed
November 1st-May 1st
*For volunteer hours, see our volunteer page*