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November 28nd, 2019 -  Sachem Scamper 5k Cross-Country

The annual DIAL/SELF Sachem Scamper race tooks place on Thanksgiving morning, 9am at Highland Pond in Greenfield, MA. The race is a 5K trail run or a 3K trail walk. Great local prizes for the 5K run.

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Recent Events


November 29th, 2018 - Annual DIAL/SELF Awards Gala

Every year, the agency hosts an Awards Gala to celebrate the successes and progress of a current and former DIAL/SELF youth, as well as an adult in the community who positively contibutes to the important work our community does for youth in the area. This year's honorees were Serena Smith, Tyanna Lionheart and Rachel Stoler. 


November 22nd, 2018 - Sachem Scamper 5k Cross-Country Race

The annual DIAL/SELF Sachem Scamper race took place on Thanksgiving morning at Highland Pond in Greenfield, MA.

September 3, 2018 - Tri-County Fair in Northampton


What a great opportunity to meet our neighbors in Hampshire County!


September 6 - 9, 2018 - Franklin County Fair in Greenfield

Thanks to eveyone who stopped by to chat with us at our booth!


August 19th, 2018 - Whiskey & Calligraphy @ Seymour's in Greenfield

Thanks to Ashley, Jack and Seymour's for helping us to raise more than $500 for the Northampton TeenHousing project.


August 11th, 2018 - 40th Annual Bridge of Flowers Classic and 3k Charity Race

Thanks to everyone who supported DIAL/SELF in the 40th annual BOF race. It was a great turnout of runners and volunteers. We appreciate all your suport and hope that all invovled had a great time!



May 1, 2018 - The annual Valley Gives day of community online giving.

We focused our ValleyGives fundraising efforts on the Northampton TeenHousing program this year. We need your help to build new housing and program space on land we have already acquired through several generous donations. We still have some funds to raise to complete the new building. Thank you to our anonymous donor for a matching grant to donations received.


April 28, 2018 from 10 until 11:30am the annual World Tai Chi Day was hosted at Four Rivers Charter School in Greenfield with donations accepted for DIAL/SELF.


March 18, 2018 - The 17th Annual Badminton Bash

November 23, 2017 - The 5th Annual Sachem Scamper 

The Thanksgiving Day Race saw 85 people begin at 9 AM in Highland Park in Greenfield and everyone was on their way to a football game or family gathering a llittle after 10 AM. Thank you to all of the runners, walkers and volunteers who made this fundraising event possible. Results from all five years of the race can be seen here: https://tinyurl.com/y8smpt6h Thanks to all of our great sponsors!

October 26, 2017The 4th Annual Awards Gala was held at St. James Church in Greenfield.  The 40th anniversary celebration included live music and door prizes in addition to the annual awards.  Mark Rodriguez received the Program Participant Award on his one year anniversary of being engaged in DIAL/SELF services. Jay Molina was presented with the Program Alumni Award and is presently working as a mental health worker. The Carolyn Herrick Community Champion Award was presented to Steve Kulik in recognition of his many years of support and advocacy to support youth and families. 

August 12, 2017 -  The 39th Annual Bridge of Flowers Classic roadraces included 10K and 3K options.  Thank you to all the runners who chose to support DIAL/SELF as their designated charity.

May 2, 2017 - The annual Valley Gives day of community online giving used a new online platform. To access the new Kimbia platform click here: https://valley-gives.org/designee/franklin-county-dial-self-inc

April 29, 2017 - The annual World Tai Chi Day was hosted at Four Rivers Charter School in Greenfield with donations accepted for DIAL/SELF.

March 26, 2017 - The 16th Annual Badminton Bash was a great success. Thank you to all the players, sponsors and donors of raffle prizes.

November 24, 2016 - The 4th Annual Sachem Scamper attracted 60 walkers and runners willing to burn off some Thanksgiving calories before dinner.

November 17, 2016 - The 3rd Annual DIAL/SELF Awards Gala  recognized staff member Sarah Norrichs for five years of service and Starr Pinkos for five years of volunteer service and twelve years as Board President.


November 19, 2016 - The 8th Annual Powder Puff Football Game between the Franklin County Technical School and Pioneer Valley Regional School was held in Northfield.

September 17, 2016 - The 2nd Annual Golf Tournament attracted some new teams as well as returning teams to Thomas Memorial Golf Course.  Thanks to our sponsors and players for their support.

May 17, 2016 -  The 10th Annual Bike Night at The People's Pint was held from 4 - 10 PM.  People stopped by for a snack, drink or dinner and 10% of their bill was donated to DIAL/SELF. We raised over $500 this year. A new record! Thanks to all who joined us.

April 3, 2016 -The 15th Annual Badminton Bash was held at Northfield Mount Hermon School.  Teams of three players competed for trophies for first and second place in addition to categories such as Best Costumes, Team Spirit, Best Team Cheer and Most Enthusiasm.  Thank you to the players and to the local businesses who donated sponsorships and raffle prizes.

February 21, 2016 - Thanks to Taylor's Tavern, Harpoon Brewery and BEAR Country 95.3 for choosing DIAL/SELF as the benefit charity of the 19th annual Bartender Shootout.  Nearly $3,000 was raised to support our newly re-opened drop-in center in Orange. 


November 19, 2015 -  The  2nd Annual DIAL/SELF Awards Gala was held at Greenfield Community College from 5:30 - 7:30 PM. In addition to the awards, staff member Thaddeus Poulter was recognized for five years of service and Lisa Goldsmith for ten years of service.  Board member Garth Shaneyfelt was recognized for five years of service.

September 19, 2015 - Golf Tournament at Thomas Memorial Golf Course in Turners Falls

Several foursomes took to the course on which coincided with International Talk Like a Pirate Day. One team of pirates did a great job at reminding everyone not to take the game too seriously. Thanks to everyone who sponsored and played in the event. We already have next year booked on the calendar. 9/17/2016, Save the Date!

August 8, 2015 - Bridge of Flowers 10K Race and Steve Lewis Subaru Charity 3K Run & Walk. Walkers and runners raised over $2,400 for DIAL/SELF.

May 12, 2015 - Bike Night at The People's Pint

The 9th Annual Bike Night took place from 4 - 10PM. 10% of all sales were donated to DIAL/SELF.  Thank you to everyone who stopped by for dinner or drinks.


March 29, 2015 - 14th Annual Badminton Bash at NMH


76 players bashed the birdie in two tournaments at DIAL/SELF's major annual fundraising event. First place trophies were presented to P, B & Drew from NMH in the Early Birdie tournament and to Vicious and Delicious from Northfield in the Sunday Brunch tournament. Second place trophies were awarded to The Riders of Rohan from Greenfield in the morning competition and the Blue Blazing Birdies from Northfield in the afternoon.

A huge thank you to all the players, their families and friends who supported them with pledges, our community sponsors and to the businesses who donated prizes for the coffee can raffle.


February 28, 2015 - Trivia Night

Thank you to the trivia buffs who attended our Trivia Competition at the Greenfield Moose Club and raised $869 for the agency. 

December 10, 2014 - Valley Gives Day

Thank you to the community members who supported the agency with their online donations.

November 27, 2014 -2nd Annual Sachem Scamper

Thank you to the 33 runners who braved the snow-covered ground on Thanksgiving morning to raise $745 for DIAL/SELF.


November 22, 2014 - 6th Annual Powder Puff Football  Game

The sixth Annual Powder Puff football game between Pioneer Valley Regional School and the Franklin County Technical School was held on Saturday, November 22nd, at 11 AM at Pioneer. Monetary donations of $844 and boxes of food benefited DIAL/SELF Youth and Community Services.

November 20, 2014 -Awards Gala

The first DIAL/SELF Awards Gala was a big hit. Thank you to all you who celebrated the achievements of staff, volunteers, clients and community members. Pictures and video of the event will be posted soon.


Board Members recognized for years of service:

Al Siano - 5+ years

Starr Pinkos - 20+ years

Staff recognized for years of service:

Lisa Goldsmith - 5+ years

Leilani Stratton - 5+ years

Kelsey Wessels - 5+ years

Joan Wilson - 10 years

Phillip Ringwood - 15 years



  Carolyn Herrick
Community Champion Award

Named after one of DIAL/SELF’s founders  who has continued to support the agency’s mission and awarded to an individual who supports and advocates for youth issues.

2014 Recipient—Sen. Stan Rosenberg

Program Alumni Award

Awarded to a community member who embodies the lessons learned as a former DIAL/SELF program participant.

2014 Recipient—Elizabeth Carlton

Current Program Participant Award
Awarded to a current program participant who demonstrates resiliency, enthusiasm, leadership and commitment to community service.

2014 Recipient—BJ Miller


September 19, 2014


There was a small event to launch the new Rite Aid KidCents program from 9:30 – 10:30 on September 19th at the Rite Aid store at 107 Main Street in Greenfield.

A $10,000 check was presented to DIAL/SELF Youth & Community Services as the first local charity to take part in the KidCents program.

The KidsCents Program allows participants to round up the pennies on their in store purchases to be donated to charity. For every $500 raised in this way, Rite Aid will match it with another $500.


September 4, 2014 -Thanks for cheering us on as we marched in the Franklin County Fair parade.

August 9, 2014 - Bridge of Flowers 10K Race and Steve Lewis Subaru Charity 3K Run & Walk


  Thank you to all the walkers and runners who designated DIAL/SELF as their charity of choice!
Sarah & Lisa at the 2013 Race    











Every county should be offering the kind of programs, to teens (11-21) that DIAL/SELF offers: Affordable housing for teens in need and emergency housing for teens in distress - many, many on-going education and mentoring programs that teach teens  'How to live and work on your own' skills - counseling - support - with many individual sites throughout Franklin County, I recently took the DIAL/SELF "virtual tour" with Phil and David and I was amazed to learn that:  There is only one DIAL/SELF and that it is unique to Franklin County. We are all so lucky to have DIAL/SELF programs for "teens in need" in Greenfield"
Richard Roy