InFocus: Social services for winter financial hardships

Some agencies are seeing more young people facing financial hard times and are in need of support services.

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Winter is quickly approaching. The cold weather brings extra expenses, and for people who are homeless or struggling financially, extra burdens.

This Sunday on 22News InFocus our panel of guests are from local organizations that provide food, clothing, shelter and even medical assistance for those in need.

We’ll discuss some of the local social services that target issues low income individuals and families face during the winter.In addition to supplemental food,shelter,clothing, and medical care, these local agencies also help people find long term solutions to their situations.

You can watch 22News InFocus this Sunday at noon, LIVE on the air or streaming on your mobile device using the 22News app. And if you miss it, you’ll find it on our website at

Below are links to our guest’s organizations:

The Springfield Rescue Mission

Friends of the Homeless

Open Door Social Services