About Us

The Gray House is a small neighborhood human service agency located on Sheldon Street in the North End of Springfield, Massachusetts.

Our story began in 1982, when five Sisters of Saint Joseph and one lay-person purchased a 17 room Victorian house at pubIMG_3200croppedlic auction. In 1984, the founders opened the Gray House with services that provided for the civic, social and educational needs of their neighbors in the North End. With a poverty rate of nearly 50%, the North End is one of the poorest sections of Springfield and the State. Over 11,000 people reside here and struggle to meet their daily needs. As the need grew outside of our zip code, services expanded to meet those needs of people throughout Springfield and the surrounding cities and towns.

The Gray House helps its neighbors meet their immediate needs and addresses the root causes of poverty by operating a food assistance program, adult education programs and after school and summer youth programming. Over 5,000 people are helped by these programs each year.

Our dedicated Board of Directors oversees the management of the Gray House and more than 100 volunteers help support our staff members in delivering services and building our community.


Adult Education

The Adult Education Program provides English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) and basic literacy education to adult learners.

Kids’ Club

The Kids’ Club is an After School and Summer Program serving children in grades 2 to 5.
Food at the Market at Gray House

The Market

The Market at Gray House serves as a source of groceries for those in need.