Quick Links to Resources at Amherst College

Peer Tutoring
General Website: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/peer-tutoring 
How to request a Peer Tutor: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/peer-tutoring/information-for-students 

Writing Center
General Website: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter 
How to set up an appointment: https://www.amherst.edu/academiclife/support/writingcenter/makeappointment 

Center for Counseling and Mental Health
“ALL ENROLLED STUDENTS are eligible to receive counseling and psychiatry services from the Center for Counseling and Mental Health, including brief individual therapy, single-session counseling, groups, medication management, and urgent care.” 

Scott House
14 Hitchcock Road
Amherst, MA 01002
Phone (24hrs): 413-542-2354

Email: counsctr@amherst.edu 

Website: https://www.amherst.edu/campuslife/health-safety-wellness/counseling 

Accessibility Services
Provides accommodations for students with disabilities. For veterans, those who have service-connected and non-service-connected disabilities may benefit from connecting with this office. If you intend on using Chapter 31/Veteran Readiness & Employment (VR&E) then this office may be of great benefit to you.

Location: Converse Hall 201
Email: accessibility@amherst.edu 
Website: https://www.amherst.edu/offices/student-affairs/accessibility-services 

Community-Based Resources

Healthcare & Benefits 

Central Hampshire Veterans’ Services 

"To advocate on behalf of all Amherst, Chesterfield, Cummington, Northampton, Pelham and Williamsburg veterans in the Central Hampshire area and provide them with quality support services and to administer an emergency financial assistance program for those veterans and their dependents who are eligible and in need."

They can assist with some VA items (e.g. filing a disability rating claim) and provide resources and opportunities for veterans using their GI Bill, such as work study options.

Director – Steven Connor
Email: sconnor@northamptonma.gov
Phone: 413-259-3028 (Amherst)
Phone: 413-587-1299 (Northampton)
Fax: 413-259-2413 (Amherst)



70 Boltwood Walk (First Floor)
Amherst, MA 01002



Amherst Satellite Office
Tuesday - Wednesday
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Northampton Office
Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Northampton VA Medical Center

"At VA Central Western Massachusetts Healthcare System, our health care teams are deeply experienced and guided by the needs of Veterans, their families, and caregivers. Find a health facility near you, and manage your health online. Sign up for community events and updates."



421 North Main Street
Leeds, MA 01053
Phone: 413-584-4040

Hours of Operation
24 hours
Community-Based Outpatient Center (CBOC)

The VA currently has over 800 Community-Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOC). VHA implemented these clinics to make access to health care easier. These clinics provide the most common outpatient services, including health and wellness visits, without the hassle of visiting a larger medical center. VHA continues to expand their network of CBOCs to include more rural locations, making access to care closer to home. 

Edward P. Boland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center


421 North Main Street

Leeds, MA 01053-9764

Get directions on Google Mapsto Edward P. Boland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center


Main number: 413-584-4040
Mental health: 413-584-4040, ext. 2336


Springfield VA Clinic


25 Bond Street

Springfield, MA 01104-3401

Get directions on Google Mapsto Springfield VA Clinic


Main number: 413-731-6000
Mental health: 413-584-4040, ext. 2336


Homebase Foundation: Veteran and Family Care

"From clinical care to physical wellness, Home Base provides world-class treatment for the invisible wounds of war to all Veterans, Service Members, and Family Members at no cost and regardless of era of service or discharge status."

1 Constitution Road
Charleston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-724-5202
Website: https://homebase.org/programs/new-england-programs/ 

Scholarships and Grants

"Today's veterans can face any number of obstacles while furthering their education. Taking advantage of all the benefits you've earned and DESERVE shouldn't be one of them! This is why we have teamed up with Student Veterans of America and Sport Clips Haircuts to provide the assistance you need."

Learn more here


Atlantic Marine Communities at Westover – Off campus housing

Email: SMB_Westover_Housing@usmc.mil 

(AD Military Address)
Email: westover-winnmilitary@propmsg.com 

(Atlantic Marine Community Email)


General Website
Application Website

10 Outer Drive
Chicopee, MA 01022
Phone: 413-888-602-8119

Housing Priority Status:

Veteran = 8
2 pet/per house policy (uses Marine Corps breed restrictions)
*Roughly 30 minutes from campus