Hover over the images to learn more about our programs

Emergency Shelter

Our emergency shelter operates from November 1st through April 30th.

We are open from 9:30 pm to 8:00 am, with the exception of Sundays, when we close at 7:00 am.

Our shelter has a behavior based admission policy: all who show respect for the safety and well-being of our guests, volunteers, and staff are welcome.

Services include:

Overnight Shelter
Dinner and breakfast
Access to showers
Access to storage
Medical services
Case Management
Access to our partner agencies who send representatives to the shelter, including caseworkers, Veterans services, youth services, and caseworkers specializing in domestic violence.
 

Resource Center

 Open year-round, our resource center plays a versatile role in the Craig's Doors mission of helping those without homes to secure resources and housing.  Our resource center serves the following purposes:  1. The main location where we offer case management services, which range from helping guests secure transportation, to filling out applications for housing, health insurance, SNAP benefits, and more.  2. A place to meet with our Health Services for the Homeless doctor.  3. A storage facility, where guests can keep some of their belongings and important documents in a secure space, and access them during open hours.  4. A place for community members like you to speak with Craig's Doors staff about questions or concerns you may have, as well as issues surrounding homelessness in Amherst.  5. A place to drop off donations during the day and throughout the summer. 6. The offices of our staff––come by and say hello!  Our hours are:  Monday 8am - 3pm Tuesday 8am - 3pm Wednesday 10am - 3pm Thursday 8am- 3pm Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Open year-round, our resource center plays a versatile role in the Craig's Doors mission of helping those without homes to secure resources and housing.

Our resource center serves the following purposes:

1. The main location where we offer case management services, which range from helping guests secure transportation, to filling out applications for housing, health insurance, SNAP benefits, and more. 
2. A place to meet with our Health Services for the Homeless doctor. 
3. A storage facility, where guests can keep some of their belongings and important documents in a secure space, and access them during open hours. 
4. A place for community members like you to speak with Craig's Doors staff about questions or concerns you may have, as well as issues surrounding homelessness in Amherst. 
5. A place to drop off donations during the day and throughout the summer.
6. The offices of our staff––come by and say hello!

Our hours are: 
Monday 8am - 3pm
Tuesday 8am - 3pm
Wednesday 10am - 3pm
Thursday 8am- 3pm
Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday

Community Breakfast

 In partnership with the  Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA) , we offer a community breakfast every Wednesday! The breakfast is free, open to the public, and is cooked and served by dedicated volunteers. Various agency partners are present to assist with needs such as case management, applying for MassHealth, Veterans services, youth services, and more. Join on Wednesdays at   121 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002. 

In partnership with the Unitarian Universalist Society of Amherst (UUSA), we offer a community breakfast every Wednesday! The breakfast is free, open to the public, and is cooked and served by dedicated volunteers. Various agency partners are present to assist with needs such as case management, applying for MassHealth, Veterans services, youth services, and more. Join on Wednesdays at 121 N Pleasant St, Amherst, MA 01002. 

Rapid Rehousing Program

 Our rapid rehousing program was created with the goal of transitioning individuals from living without a home to residing in a unit of their own. Those who participate in our program work with staff to create an individualized service plan that addresses their specific needs and barriers. Along with case management services, we provide up to a year of rental assistance. 

Our rapid rehousing program was created with the goal of transitioning individuals from living without a home to residing in a unit of their own. Those who participate in our program work with staff to create an individualized service plan that addresses their specific needs and barriers. Along with case management services, we provide up to a year of rental assistance.