Welcome to the Women’s Resource Center (WRC)!  The WRC has served as a critical resource to the GCC community of students, staff, and faculty for over 20 years. We are dedicated to assisting all registered and returning GCC students regardless of gender with access to the resources they need to thrive during their academic journey with us.

Navigating resources can be tricky, but we’ll help you! Our services include, but are not limited to:

  • Advocacy
  • Work/School/Life Balance Coaching
  • Academic Advising
  • Financial Assistance
  • Information & Referrals
  • Workshops & Events
  • Resource Research & Networking

Making An Appointment

To make an appointment with our staff, please click the button Request Support Assistance. Please read our guidelines concerning resource assistance that may help answer any questions you may have:

Who do I contact for help and support?

Rosemarie Freeland, Coordinator – 413-775-1114

* Emailing our staff first is best: studentresources@gcc.mass.edu.

Am I eligible?
You are eligible if you are enrolled or registered in the current or next semester.

What kind of assistance is available?
Our services and assistance are free and customized to the student’s needs and requests. We will review with you any immediate and pressing needs that could potentially stop or otherwise negatively affect you from completing your academic goals. Financial awards will be determined on a “first come/first serve” basis and approval of additional requests from a student within the same semester are not guaranteed. In order to enable us to assist as many students as possible, we reserve the right to limit financial assistance to once per student per semester. Financial awards do not have to be repaid.

What is the process for getting help and support?
Complete the online “Request Support Assistance” intake form to connect with our staff. Once received, a staff person will review your application and contact you to set up an appointment. Appointments can be conducted via phone, email, text, or video conferencing.

What kind of resources can I research on my own and/or in advance to meeting with staff?
Start with GCC Student Resources –  All campus resources available to you for free!

The following main multipurpose resources cover many issues you may be facing and are updated regularly:

  1. Look4Help.org (Click the button on the right) – Human service and state agencies assistance for resources.
  2. Community Action Pioneer Valley – Family and Individual, childcare, emergency services
  3. Franklin County Regional Housing Authority – Emergency housing assistance
  4. Franklin County Food Access – Meal sites, Food pantries
  5. Mass.gov Unemployment Insurance – Online application, Benefit information
  6. MASS Fair Housing – Housing discrimination (especially if you are/have been sick)
  7. Community Legal Aid – Direct Assistance with filing unemployment!
  8. The Stone Soup Cafe – Pay what you can eat meals and meal pick up or delivery





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