This page is a handy list of websites useful for Holyoke residents, service providers, and coalitions working to improve life in Holyoke.
Bureau of Labor Statistics - New England Region (U.S. Dept of Labor)
Bus Routes and Schedules - PVTA
Includes online Trip planner and links for maps and schedules.
Community Information Online (a service of C/W MARS, Central/Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing of the public libraries)
Find community organizations by location served (e.g., Holyoke), or by name of organization, keyword (and language), or subject heading.
DSS (Mass. Dept of Social Services)
DTA (Mass. Dept of Transitional Assistance)
Eldercare Locator (US Dept of Health and Human Services)
Eligibility Checks (MassResources.org)
Find out if you are likely to qualify for various public assistance programs.
Eligibility Screening from DTA (Mass.gov)
Find out if you are likely to be eligible for WIC, MassHealth, Childcare vouchers and other programs.
Find local resources for health-related issues by state. Select an area from the map (e.g., Go Local Massachusetts) or by zipcode (e.g., 01040 for Holyoke) to search for health services and topics.
HAP is the region's housing partnership for Hampden and Hampshire Counties, providing a wide range of services to tenants, homebuyers, homeowners, and rental property owners.
Health Hotlines (directory of toll-free numbers)
This directory from the National Library of Medicine is searchable by organization or keyword. Your search can be limited to hotlines that serve Spanish-speakers.
Holyoke Chamber of Commerce (Greater Holyoke Chamber of Commerce)
Libraries in Holyoke
Links to a variety of library services and networks.
Or dial 2-1-1 for human service and public safety/disaster information. This is a state-wide Information and Referral service designed, in part, to reduce the number of non-emergency calls made to 9-1-1. Sponsored by the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) and the Council of Massachusetts United Ways (COMUW). January 2008: “Currently Mass2-1-1 operates its call center Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 8:00pm with the ability to activate 24-7 during times of emergency in the Commonwealth.” Mass2-1-1 also provides routine referral information, e.g., how to find adult day care, or a food pantry. Use this link to enter your search, e.g., by topic, and zip code or city.
MassCHIP Massachusetts Community Health Information Profile (MA Dept of Public Health)
This is a complex, powerful database of statistics about Massachusetts health and economic indicators. (See data sources.) Standard reports (“Instant Topics”) are easily viewable via the web on any computer. Customized reports require that you download client software. Saul Franklin, Director of the MassCHIP program, is available by phone (617-624-5512) to help people construct customized queries.
“A free online resource for Massachusetts residents in need of housing, food, health care, and other basic services”, for example:
A website for arts and Cultural events in Holyoke.
Pioneer Valley Planning Commission
The designated regional planning body for the Pioneer Valley region, encompassing 43 cities and towns in the Hampden and Hampshire county areas. A consortium of local governments that have banded together under the provisions of state law to address problems and opportunities that are regional in scope.
Social Services Info Directory for HHC students (Holyoke Community College)
This is a wiki-based directory, which HCC staff can update, designed for use by HCC students.
Voting Information (League of Women Voters of Massachusetts)