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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

Patricia Harmsen, MEd, LDN
Program Supervisor

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