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The North Quabbin Community Coalition (NQCC) holds an informative forum on the third Friday of each month, September through June, at the Athol-Orange Elks Club, 92 New Athol Road, Orange, from 9:00 to 10:30 am. Various topics concerning the North Quabbin area are presented by assorted organizations, businesses and individuals. Everyone is welcome to attend.


The North Quabbin Community Coalition is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, exclusively supported by membership donations and grants. Your donation is tax deductible.



North Quabbin Community Coalition
251 Exchange Street
Athol, MA 01331
Fax 978-575-0474

Legal Aid Directory

If information about you or your agency is incorrect, please let us know at 978-249-3703 or If you or your agency are not listed as a service for the North Quabbin region, please feel free to submit your information for consideration.

Please click here for an alphabetical list of agencies: INDEX

Community Legal Aid

405 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
508-752-3718 or 855-252-5342

20 Hampton Avenue
Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-4034 or 855-252-5342

152 North Street, Ste. E155
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-499-1950 or 855-252-5342

One Monarch Place, 4th Fl.
Springfield, MA 01003
413-781-7814 or 855-252-5342

CLA provides free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly residents of Berkshire, Franklin, Hampden, Hampshire, and Worcester Counties. Services available include legal assistance under the following categories:

Individuals with legal issues may inquire about legal help in two ways.  First, they may apply for help by phone by calling toll free 1-855-CLA-LEGAL (1-855-252-5342) during our intake hours (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm and Wednesday from 1:30 pm to 4:15 pm.)  Second, they may apply for help online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at

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Consumer Protection Division

Northwestern District Attorney's Office
13 Conway Street, Greenfield, MA 01301
413-774-5102 ~ Fax 413-773-3278

The Consumer Protection Division of the Northwestern District Attorney’s Office is one of the Local Consumer Programs throughout the Commonwealth working in cooperation with the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office. We attempt to mediate complaints through an informal process involving letters and telephone calls from the consumer and business, in an effort to reach a mutually agreeable settlement. If we are unable to resolve your complaint, we will discuss the option of redress through Small Claims Court, Face-to-Face Mediation or hiring a Private Attorney.

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Disability Law Center

22 Green Street, Northampton, MA 01060
413-584-6337 ~ Fax 413-586-5711

The Disability Law Center provides information and referral on issues related to the legal rights of the disabled. Advocacy and legal representation are on a limited basis in the area of special education, disability discrimination and Department of Mental Retardation services.

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Franklin County Bar Association Advocates
For Victims of Domestic Violence, Children & Elders

20 Federal Street, Suite 4, Greenfield, MA  01301
413-773-9839 ~ Fax: 413-774-2994 ~

What is the Franklin County Bar Advocates For Victims of Domestic Violence, Children & Elders Program?

It is a legal assistance program that provides legal help to victims of domestic violence, children and people over 65 who are low income and  need help with civil matters. Attorneys provide advice, and at times, direct representation for many legal issues. In addition regularly scheduled advice sessions are held at The New England Learning Center for Women In Transition.

What types of Issues can the programs help with?

Issues that bring adults and children to the programs include, but aren’t limited to, abuse, custody disputes, restraining orders, visitation conflicts, support and emancipation.

How does one apply?

Anyone - potential clients, human service providers, court staff, schools - can contact the Franklin County Bar Association Advocates Executive Director, who administers the grant programs.  A brief screening process determines income eligibility (generally 187% of the poverty level), and whether the legal need can be met. 

What else should I know?

The program is geared toward helping with crisis or short term situations and is not set up to establish long term representation.  Funding is limited so attorney’s fees are capped. Divorce representation is not generally approved unless there are extenuating circumstances. The Massachusetts Bar Foundation provides the funding and the Franklin County Bar Association provides additional support, but donations are gratefully accepted from other sources. 

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Health Law Advocates

30 Winter Street, Suite 1004, Boston, MA 02108
617-338-5241 ~ Fax 617-338-5242

We are the only non-profit law firm in Massachusetts dedicated exclusively to health care access. With our parent organization, Health Care For All, HLA combines legal expertise with grassroots organizing and policy reform to advance the statewide movement for universal health care access. HLA provides free legal assistance to hundreds of families each year.

Our clients are low and middle income residents from all parts of the state. Many are children, elderly, or coping with disabilities. All face barriers to health care treatment that result in suffering and loss. Last year, our small staff of full-time attorneys and private practice lawyers in Pro Bono Legal Network panel combined to assist more than 850 families and individuals in obtaining access to needed health care. Day in and day out, HLA staff makes a difference in the lives of ordinary people who simply are unable to cut through legal, administrative or financial barriers to obtaining needed health care treatment.

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Massachusetts Fair Housing Center

(Formerly the Housing Discrimination Project, Inc.)
57 Suffolk Street, Holyoke, MA 01040
800-675-7309 ~ TTY 413-539-9796 ~ Fax 413-533-9978 or
405 Main Street, 4th Floor, Worcester, MA 01608
508-799-7496 ~ TTY 508-755-3260 ~ Fax 508-752-5918 ~

Working to eliminate illegal housing discrimination in Hampden, Hampshire, Franklin, Berkshire and Worcester Counties.

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