Hilltown CDC plays a leadership role in ensuring that social services are available to hilltown residents in need. Providing a social safety net is an integral part of community development. Hilltown CDC’s social service programs provide support to our most vulnerable neighbors and create job opportunities for local residents.
In-Home Chore Services for Elders
The Hilltown Elder Network (HEN) provides eligible rural elders with in-home services, including home chore and transportation services, which help to insure safe, independent living conditions. To receive HEN assistance, elders must be at least 62 years old, must meet household income criteria, and must have depleted, or be ineligible for, other forms of assistance such as State Home Care. For more information, call 413-296-4536 ext. 120.
HEN coordinator Charlie Hayes was recognized in June 2018 by Highland Valley Elder Services for his outstanding work in this field.
Families Together, a program of Hilltown Health Centers, offers activities which focus on family issues such as parenting, family dynamics, family health education and family well-being, at no cost to participating families
Hilltown Food Pantry
The Hilltown Food Pantry has been serving the northern Hampshire County hilltowns since 1990. Once a program of the Hampshire Community Action Commission, the Pantry has been serving eligible residents as a part of the Northampton Survival Center since 2006.
Medical Services for Elders
The HOPE Program (Health Outreach for Elders) brings in-home medical services to homebound elders. Administered by the Worthington Health Center from its central rural location, HOPE brings vital services that have previously been unavailable.