Directions and Travel

Accomodations: D. Hotel and Suites has rooms blocked for the conference at a special rate for both the night prior to and after the conference. Simply call (413) 533-2100 to make your reservations.

Conference Address:
Holyoke Community College
Kittredge Center
303 Homestead Ave.
Holyoke, MA 01040

Driving Directions:
From the north:

I-91 South to Exit 16
Right onto Cherry Street (Route 202)
Left at first light onto Homestead Avenue
Right at flashing yellow light.

From the south:
I-91 North to Exit 16
Left onto Cherry Street (Route 202)
Left at first light onto Homestead Avenue
Right at flashing yellow light

From the east:
Route 90 West to I-91
I-91 North to Exit 16
Left onto Cherry Street (Route 202)
Left at first light onto Homestead Avenue
Right at flashing yellow light

From the west:
Route 90 East to I-91
I-91 North to Exit 16
Left onto Cherry Street (Route 202)
Left at first light onto Homestead Avenue
Right at flashing yellow light

Parking:
Once arriving at HCC follow the signs for the Kittredge Center/REFCA 2014, these will lead to the appropriate parking.  A campus map/directory that shows parking lots is available here.

Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) Bus Passes and Schedules
:
The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) provides bus transportation to HCC from throughout the Pioneer Valley.  HCC is served from Springfield by the Purple 11 PVTA bus, from Westfield by the Blue 233 PVTA bus, and from Northampton and Easthampton by the Red 41 PVTA bus. PVTA bus schedules are available online at www.pvta.com or at the HCC switchboard in the lobby of the Frost Building.

Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors! 

BC Graduate School of Social Work

Dave Thomas Foundation

UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst College of Education

UMass Amherst College of Natural Sciences

Women's Fund of Western Massachusetts

One Simple Wish

One Simple Wish offering scholarships for 50 youth to attend the Rudd-REFCA conference.  If you are a young person that has experienced foster care and you would like to learn more about how One Simple Wish can help, please at or read this FAQ.

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