Unemployment Resources

We know that, unfortunately, more Amherst residents will be facing financial hardship. Throughout the pandemic, we have been compiling lists of resources and supports at amherstcovid19.org and staff stand ready to help you navigate them. If you know anyone else who would find this information helpful, please share it with them.

If you need help accessing resources, please call 413-259-2425 or email us at covidconcerns@amherstma.gov to be connected to multi-lingual Town of Amherst staff.


Health, Insurance & Recovery Assistance

  • Cooley Dickinson Hospital (Northampton), 413-582-2000

  • John P. Musante Health Center (Amherst), 413-835-4980

Housing & Utilities


  • To learn more about each program and eligibility requirements, visit DTA’s website.

  • Stavros Small Grants (413) 256-0472 x201

  • Provides rental assistance, food insecurity, pharmacy co-pays, medical supplies, PPE for those eligible to become a STAVROS consumer or those with a disability.

  • Community Action Community Resources & Advocacy

  • Resources for utility bills, rent, water/sewer, hot water, internet SNAP applications. 413-475-1570

  • The Western Massachusetts Community Aid is a grassroots movement that provides opportunities to post updates about support and requests for assistance.

Other Sources of Unemployment Assistance