New North Citizen's Council

38 Catharine Street Springfield, Massachusetts, 1109

413-747-5755Website Link


NNCC was established in 1973 as the Memorial Square Citizens’ Council, as one of the several neighborhood councils under the Springfield Community Development Block Grant Program. Its initial purpose was to promote physical, economic, and social development in the Memorial Square neighborhood, located within Springfield’s North End. The Memorial Square Citizens’ Council acted as a planning agent for the City; assessing the neighborhood’s physical, economic and social needs; advising the City Government; and advocating on neighborhood issues. Much of its early work focused on improving housing stock, the neighborhood’s physical and economic development, and educational issues. In 1986 the City of Springfield consolidated the Memorial Square Citizens’ Council with the Brightwood Neighborhood Council to create the New North Citizens’ Council, Inc (NNCC).

New North Citizens Council Inc. Deborah Hunt Prevention & Education Drop-in Center located at 34 Catherine Street Springfield Ma. 01109 (413) 747-5755 Offers Prevention & Education materials and services including Screening for sexually transmitted infections such as Hepatitis – C, Syphilis, Chlamydia, Gonorrhea and HIV utilizing Fourth Generation serum Testing Technology. N.N.C.C. provides Opioid Overdose Prevention Training, Education and Naloxone / Narcan Distribution, N.N.C.C. Facilitates supported Referrals access to Substance Use treatment and Detox, N.N.C.C. Deborah Hunt Center provides peer driven recovery support meetings Monday & Friday evenings from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. and safe space for individuals to access services and referrals Monday through Friday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. including prevention navigation services for youth ages 13 to 24 years of age.