10 community members can be in the space at a time. We are offering bagged lunches and other basic supplies as much as we are able, and prioritizing people who have no other safe space to be in and/or who are at risk of forced hospitalization or similar.
We ask that people who do have a space to live in continue to stay home and make use of our on-line and phone supports.
199 High Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
Phone: 413-539-5941 or toll free 866-641-2853
(Note: This is also the main Wildflower Alliance number, which is answered out of the Holyoke Center)
Directions and Info
Metered parking on High Street. Some free spaces a few blocks away including on John and Hampden Streets.
Front entrance accessible with curb cut and accessible parking spaces. Accessible bathrooms available. We encourage people to not wear fragrances and can schedule ASL interpretation by request.
- Common area to connect with others
- Large library
- Art and music supplies
- Computers, printer, and fax
- Side group room
Some Holyoke Center history
The Holyoke Center was the first to open, back in July of 2007. Located on the third floor of the Caledonian building on High Street in Holyoke, the center was in the same building as the Massachusetts Rehabilitation’s Holyoke offices and across the street from the Social Security Administration. The center offered a variety of supports, including peer support by phone and in person, a computer lab with five computers, a lending library and a variety of workshops, community meetings and other activities. Each room was also dedicated to someone who has touched the lives of our community through their advocacy, courage and compassion. Above all else, it was intended to create a safe space within which our community can come together, heal, share, support, learn from and strengthen one another.
In 2018 we moved to a more accessible street-level, storefront space at 199 High Street. We were sad to leave our very first center behind, but this has been an exciting move that has helped more people discover our community.
Currently, there is a capacity limit in place. We are also asking folks to only stay for up to 2 hours, to allow time for everyone in the community to be able to use our resources within the capacity limitations. Masks are required while in common spaces without social distancing possible. Come by for peer […]