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Springfield Office — Collaborators

Springfield Office:

UMass Extension
Nutrition Education Program

Northgate Plaza
1985 Main Street, Suite 308
Springfield, MA 01103-1095

Contact:
Patricia Harmsen, MEd, LDN
Program Supervisor 
pharmsen@umext.umass.edu

The Springfield NEP office offers nutrition education programs for youth, adults and families in western Massachusetts. Paraprofessional and professional staff collaborate with local public schools, recovery programs, shelters, after-school community programs, career training programs, young parent programs and community agencies to design, develop and teach nutrition lessons to the children, their teachers and parents. Activities include in-classroom lessons, single-session workshops, lesson series, educational displays and distribution of print materials.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Collaborators:

  • Chicopee Public Schools
  • Holyoke Public Schools
  • Orange Public Schools
  • Springfield Housing Authority
  • Springfield Public Schools (Health/PE Program)
  • Springfield Public Schools (Preschool Program)
  • Square One, Springfield

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Collaborators:

  • Acorn St. Boys and Girls Club, Springfield
  • Amherst Literacy Project
  • Care Center, Holyoke
  • Carew St. Boys and Girls Club, Springfield
  • Center for Human Development, Springfield
    • Community Adolescent Treatment Program, Springfield
    • Foster Parenting Program, West Springfield
  • Community Education Project, Holyoke
  • Dean High School Parent Group, Holyoke
  • Donahue Elementary School Parent Program, Holyoke
  • Gandara-
    • Parenting program, Springfield
    • Residential Shelter, Chicopee
    • Serenity House, Holyoke
  • HAP Housing, Springfield
    • Prospect Shelter, Springfield
    • Residential Housing Indian Orchard
    • Woodside Terrace, Springfield
  • Holyoke High School Parent Group
  • Jessie’s House, Amherst
  • Lawrence Elementary Parents Program, Holyoke
  • Martin Luther King Community Center, Springfield
  • McMahon School Parent Group, Holyoke
  • Metcalf School Parent Group, Holyoke
  • New England Farm Workers Council, Springfield
    • Family First Shelter, Springfield
    • WIA, Springfield
  • New England Farmworkers, Holyoke
    • Family Place, Holyoke
    • Adam St. Shelter, Holyoke
  • Open Pantry Community Service: Teen Living Program, Springfield
  • Orange St. Parent Group, Springfield
  • Peck Elementary School Parent Program, Holyoke
  • Pinpoint Library, Springfield
  • Pioneer Valley Opportunity Council- Main St. Inn, Holyoke
  • Phoenix Corporation - Phoenix Academy, Springfield
  • Providence Ministries – Foodworks, Holyoke
  • Salvation Army, Holyoke
    • Youth Program
  • Springfield Housing Authority
    • Robinson Gardens Housing
    • Sullivan Housing
    • Talk Read and Succeed
  • Springfield Parent Academy
  • Springfield Parks Dept.
  • Springfield Public Schools
  • Training Resource of America, Springfield
    • Young Parenting Program, Springfield
    • ESOL programs, Springfield
  • Training Resource of America, Holyoke
    • Young Parenting Program, Holyoke
  • The Wright Home, Easthampton
  • West Springfield Library – ESL Program
  • Westfield Boys and Girls Club
  • YWCA of Western Mass – Parent Group, Springfield