Domestic Violence | General Civil Law | Employment/Civil Rights

Domestic Violence

Womanshelter Compañeras

Womanshelter Companeras is dedicated to assisting, supporting, and empowering those affected by domestic violence.

They offer counseling, support groups, in-court legal advocates, refugee/immigrant services, and more. Se habla español.

PO Box 1099
Holyoke, MA 01041
(877) 536 - 1628 / (413) 538 - 9717 


Safe Passage

Safe Passage provides non-judgmental shelter, support, counseling, and more to individuals and families affected by domestic violence regardless of age, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

Their legal program can provide assistance with issues such as divorce, child custody, visitation, or support.

76 Carlon Drive
Northampton, MA 01060
(888) 345 - 5282 / (413) 586 - 5066


YMCA of Western Massachusetts

The YMCA offers programs providing shelter, support, counseling, skill development, and more. They offer many private, confidential services designed to restore safety, including therapists and caseworkers, as well as medical and legal advocacy.

(413) 733 - 7100 / (800) 796 - 8711
24-hour domestic violence hotline

(800) 233 - 5001
Spanish-language hotline

1 Clough Street
Springfield, MA 01118
(413) 732 - 3121


Domestic Violence | General Civil Law | Employment/Civil Rights

General Civil Law

Massachusetts Bar Association

Western Massachusetts Office

1441 Main Street, Suite 925
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 731 - 5134


MBA Lawyer Referrals

Connect with a lawyer who can assist with estate planning, family matters, immigration, labor & employment, personal injury, and more.
Translation services are available.

(617) 654 - 0400 / (866) 627 - 7577
Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 4:45 PM


MBA Dial-a-Lawyer

Members of the public are encouraged to call for free legal advice from attorney volunteers with a variety of experience in family law, bankruptcy, real estate, labor rights, consumer rights, and more.

(617) 338 - 0610
(877) 686 - 0711
First Wednesday of the month
between 5:30 and 7:30 PM


Community Legal Aid

Community Legal Aid provides free civil legal services to low-income and elderly residents of central and western Massachusetts, including benefits & employment, elder law, family law, and housing/homelessness.

One Monarch Place
Springfield, MA 01144
(855) 252 - 5342


Hampden County Legal Clinic

HCLC is a free legal assistance service that advises low income persons on issues relating to family, consumer, and housing law.
Help is given through the Lawyer for a Day program at the Hampden County Bar Association located in the Hampden County Hall of Justice.
Scheduling changes on a weekly basis, please call to find current availability.

50 State Street
Springfield, MA 01103
(413) 733 - 6500


Domestic Violence | General Civil Law | Employment/Civil Rights

Employment/Civil Rights

Employment Law Center of Western Massachusetts

The ELCWMA assists with issues relating to workers’ compensation, unemployment, discrimination, and more.

32 Elm Street
Westfield, MA 01085
(800) 731 -9236


ACLU of Massachusetts

Among other things, the ACLU works on issues relating to freedom of religion, immigration, police misconduct, and discrimination based on race, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability.

Call the ACLU office to speak with a volunteer who may be able to give a referral to an agency who can assist, or record the issue for review by the ACLU legal team:

(617) 482 - 3170
Monday - Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM

Western Massachusetts Legal Office
39 Main Street
Northampton, MA 01060
(413) 586- 9115