To report suspected child abuse to the MA Dept. of Children and Families (DCF), formerly known as the Dept. of Social Services (DSS): Springfield: 413-452-3200, Holyoke: 413-493-2600 (or 1-800-698-3935), Northampton: 413-584-1698 (or 1-800-841-2692) Greenfield: 413-775-5000 (or 1-800-842-5905) Pittsfield: 413-236-1800 (or 1-800-292-5022). After hours, call 1-800-792-5200.
Safe Environment Programs:
Do you know about our commitment to creating a safe environment for all children and youth in our ministries and programs? There are personal safety skills training for children, resources for parents and background checks and education for those, who work with youth and vulnerable adults. Our Parish’s Child Advocate, Rebecca Desjardins, helps create and maintain these programs, and is available if you have concerns about child safety. Please call the Diocese of Springfield Office of Counseling, Prevention, and Victim Services at 413-452-0624 for more information.