Economic Empowerment

Economic Empowerment

NELCWIT works with low-income survivors to identify and support their concrete economic needs.  Based on their identified needs, we offer groups and classes with the purpose of enhancing opportunities to gain economic stability and independence.

Current projects include the G.A.R.D.E.N. Project, which is funded by The Women’s Fund of Western Massachusetts and co-led by NELCWIT, GCC and Montague Catholic Social Ministries. Participants take four GCC classes, free of tuition, on the following subjects: organic gardening, permaculture, food preservation, and how to create a community food cooperative. The same cohort takes all classes together, building community and working together in a trauma-informed environment. The multi-year project allows past participants to serve as mentors during subsequent years.

NELCWIT is also currently offering a volunteer-led sewing class that offers participants the opportunity to learn sewing skills to make items for sale, if desired. Sewing machines and fabric are provided. Please contact Teresa at (413) 772-0871 ext. 109 or Donna at ext. 108 if you are interested in future sewing classes.
For immediate crisis intervention, please call our 24/7 Crisis Hotline: 413-772-0806

For walk-in assistance, please come to our Greenfield location during the following hours:

Monday-Thursday, 9A-4P
Friday, 9A-1:30P

We are located at 479 Main St., Greenfield, MA