“We are not human because we think. We are human because we care. “ ~ Rev. Dr. Forrest Church
At the heart of Unitarian Universalism is a deep recognition and respect for the interconnectedness of life. As a faith community, Brookfield Unitarian Universalist Church seeks to foster spiritual health and growth, but recognize that it is equally important to encourage and empower one another to lives of physical, mental, and emotional health and wellbeing. To that end, we offer the following list of community resources to those in need of various services concerning physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing as well as those who wish to acquaint themselves with the availability of these services and share them with others.
To Access Information/Resources on this page click on the
links (underlined text) or call the phone number provided.
Click: Community Resources for Information and Help concerning:
Abuse and Neglect Reporting and Services
Education and Employment
Home Services for Elder and Disabled Persons
Parenting and Child Care Resources
Substance Abuse Resources
Click FindHelp for Information and Assistance concerning:
- Mass 211 Referral Line, by dialing “211” or 877-211-6277 (TTY: 508-370-4890)
- Connecticut 211 Referral Line by dialing “211” or 800-203-1234 (TTY: 800-671-0737)
SUICIDE PREVENTION, AWARENESS AND SUPPORT
Suicidal? Need Help Now?
Text Telephone: 1-800-799-4TTY (1-800-799-4889)
Military Veterans Suicide Hotline:
1-800-273-TALK (Press 1)
Suicide Hotline in Spanish:
1-800-273-TALK (Press 2)
LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline:
SOUP KITCHENS, SHELTER/TRANSITIONAL PROGRAMS,
FOOD PANTRIES IN WORCESTER COUNTY:
Click: Agency List for Worcester County by Town
LOCAL/LOW COST TRANSPORTATION
Quaboag Connector: Currently serving the towns of Belchertown, Brookfield, East Brookfield, Hardwick, Monson, Palmer, Ware, Warren and West Brookfield .
Click: Quaboag Connector
GLBTQ YOUTH RESOURCES
BAGLY: The Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Youth, is a youth-led, adult-supported social support organization, committed to social justice and creating, sustaining, and advocating for programs, policies, and services for the LGBTQ+ youth community.
MA Commission on LGBT Youth:
Greater Worcester PFLAG:
LGBTQ Youth Suicide Hotline:
WORCESTER COMMUNITY ACTION COUNCIL
HEADSTART & EARLY HEADSTART
SOUTHERN WORCESTER COUNTY PARENT GUIDE:
This Comprehensive Resource Guide includes resources, services and referral information related to Abuse (child, sexual, domestic, bullying); Childcare; Clothing and Furniture; Disability/Special Education; Education and Employment Training; Food Pantries; Healthcare; Mental Health; Doctors and Dentists; Housing and Shelter; Legal; Transitional Assistance; Transportation; Utilities; State Agencies.
Please hover your cursor over the Community Resources tab on the main menu to access the Parent Guide tab.
DOMESTIC VIOLENCE SERVICES/HOTLINES
State Domestic Violence (SafeLink) 877-785-2020
New Hope 800-323-4673
YWCA DV Services 508-755-9030 (call collect)
Gay Men’s Domestic Violence Project 800-832-1901
(lesbian,bisexual women, transgender communities) 617-423-7233
National Domestic Violence Hotline 800-799-7233
Parental Stress Line 800-632-8188
Dept. of Social Services 800-792-5200
Elder Abuse 800-922-2275
Disabled Abuse 800-426-9009
Greater Springfield Sr. Service 413-781-8800
Elder Services Worcester 508-852-3205