Youth Center Inc.
Sonia DiSanti, Executive Director
20 East Street
P O Box 461
Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-3550 / (413) 743-9550 fax
email: sonia@youthcenterinc,org

Community Legal Aid


Community Legal Aid
Jennifer Dieringer
61 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 664-4531
• Free legal help for the poor and elderly in civil (non-criminal) legal matters including homelessness prevention, access to benefits programs, and family law issues,
• By appointment only.

United Cerebral Palsy Berkshires


Sal Garozzo, Executive Director
208 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-1562 / FAX (413) 499-4077

Karen Charbonneau, Director of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Services
Leigh Uqdah, Director of Individual and Family Support
535 Curran Highway
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 664-9345 / Fax (413) 663-5019

Services are provided to over 630 children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities in the Northern Berkshires. UCP offers: Adult Family Care, Advocacy: General, Educational & Self, Assistive Technology Regional Center, Assistive Technology (Training and Evaluations), Children’s Programming, Durable Medical Equipment Loaner Program, Northern Berkshire Early Intervention Services, Family Support Centers, Individual and Family Support, Intensive Life Skills Training, and Social Sprouts Social Club. Our website is

Berkshire Family YMCA/North Adams Branch


Randy Kinnas, Executive Director
22 Brickyard Court
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-6529 / (413) 663-5700 FAX
• Physical Health and Fitness (all ages)
• Skills instruction in water safety and babysitting
• The Berkshire Family YMCA offers a wide variety of Youth and Teen Programs.
• Pre-school, Daycare and afterschool care offered
• YMCA provided $81,241 in financial assistance to 240 youth members, 92 teen members, 160 families, and numerous childcare participants.
• There are over 150 seniors participating in YMCA senior programs during the course of the year

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Amber Besaw, Executive Director
61 Main Street, Suite 218
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-7588 / (413) 663-9877

  • Community/neighborhood/leadership development UNITY Youth program
  • Monthly forums and newsletters focused on community issues
  • Northern Berkshire Community Coalition was the primary force behind the new Community Transportation Center to the Northern Berkshires
  • UNITY brought two nationally acclaimed artists to work with teens to create sculptures for the Adams-Cheshire bike path.
  • Northern Berkshire Neighbors, a program of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition, has provided the support for residents of 11 local neighborhoods to create viable, active neighborhood associations.

Berkshire Community Action Council

Deborah Leonczyk, Executive Director
Berkshire Community Action Council
1531 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Aleta Moncecchi, Deputy Director
10 Ashland Street
North Adams, NA 01247


National Alliance on Mental Illness of Berkshire County (NAMI)


National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Berkshire County
Brenda Carpenter, Executive Director
333 East St, Room 417
Pittsfield,  MA 01201
(413) 443-1666
(413) 395-2018 (fax)

Berkshire County Kids’ Place

Kids PlaceHeather Williamson, Program Director
63 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-2800 / (413) 496-9327 FAX
website:Berkshire County Kids’ Place

  • Counseling for child abuse victims and families
  • Prevention and education services

Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires

Goodwill Industries of the BerkshiresDavid Twiggs
Executive Director
158 Tyler Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-0061, fax (413) 499-3756

166 State Street
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 749-8999

  • Vocational rehabilitation/skills training for work performance and job seeking.

Girl Scouts of Western Massachusetts

Girl Scouts of Western Massachusetts

Girl Scouts of Central & Western Massachusetts
Pattie Hallberg, Chief Executive Officer
301 Kelly Way
Holyoke, MA 01040
1-800-462-9100 (in MA)

Since 1912, girls have explored new fields of knowledge, learned valuable skills, and developed strong core values through Girl Scouts. Today, Girl Scouts is, as it always has been, the organization best positioned to help girls develop important leadership skills they need to become successful adults.

Louison House (Formerly Family Life Support Center, Inc.)

Kathy Keeser, Executive Director
395 Old Columbia Street Adams, MA / 149 Church Street, North Adams, MA
P.O. Box 54, Adams, MA 01220
(413) 663-6323
  • Emergency Shelter (currently at 149 Church Street while Adams location being rebuilt
  • (following the June 2016 fire) for at-risk and homeless families and individuals
  • Permanent Supportive Housing (6 scattered site housing in North Adams)
  • Preventive Counseling; Crisis Intervention; intake and referral; Case Management; Life Skills Education (financial education, etc.);
  • Social security Representative Payee Services
  • Louison House provided residential, stabilization and preventative services to over 300 area residents last year

Elizabeth Freeman Center

Elizabeth Freeman Center
Janis Broderick, Executive Director
24/7 hotline: (866) 401-2425
43 Francis Ave
Pittsfield, MA  01201
(413) 499-2425/(413) 443-3016 FAX
61 Main Street, Suite 202
North Adams, MA  01247
(413) 663-7459
401 Stockbridge Road, Suite 3
Great Barrington, MA  01230
(413) 429-8190
Help, hope, and healing for survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.  Serving over 2,500 survivors every year.  All services are free, confidential, and available in any language:
  • 24/7 hotline for support, shelter, information, emergency response to the hospital or police stations, or just to talk: (866) 401-2425
  • Safe emergency shelter, transportation, food, phones, and pet foster care
  • Counseling and support groups for adults and children
  • Help with court support, housing, medical care, jobs, education, benefits, and more
  • Special services for refugees and immigrants, the LGBTQ community, and those who are homeless
  • Youth violence prevention and training for professionals

Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.

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John Lutz, Executive Director.
66 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-0524 / (413) 442-6443 FAX

  • Elder Intervention for at risk and Alzheimer elders
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Rides
  • Residential facilities and services
  • Companionship

Ecu-Health Care

Ecu-Heath Care
Ecu-Health Care
Karen Baumbach, Executive Director
99 Hospital Ave, Suite 208
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-8711 / (413) 664-5028 FAX
• Helping Northern Berkshire residents access affordable health care for over 20 years.
• 3 Massachusetts Health Connector Certified Navigators on staff.
• 2 Certified SHINE (Serving Health Information Needs of Everyone) Counselors on staff.
• Offering FREE services to Medicare beneficiaries with all their available insurance and  financial assistance options.

Child Care of the Berkshires

Anne Nemetz-Carlson, Exec. Dir.
State Street, P O Box 172
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-6593 /(413) 663-7714 FAX
email: email:

Mission Statement:

The mission of Child Care of the Berkshires, Inc. is to strengthen families through high quality child care, education, support services and advocacy.

Child Care of the Berkshires is guided by the following beliefs:

  • High quality child care encourages a child’s total growth and development in physical, social language, and cognitive areas.
  • Families need to be linked to a variety of resources in the community.
  • Services are best provided in a collaborative and cooperative fashion.
  • Child care, parent support and educational programs should reflect the cultural diversity in our communities.

Brien Center for Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services

Brien Center

M. Christine Macbeth, CEO
PO Box 4219
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Brien Center for Mental Health & Substance
Abuse Services
M. Christine Macbeth, CEO
PO Box 4219
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 499-0412
Fax (413) 448-2198
Brien Center-North County
124 American Legion Drive
North Adams, MA
Phone: (413) 664-4541 Fax: (413) 662-3311
The Brien Center is a community-based, non-profit agency with a 90 plus year history of providing a continuum of care for children, adolescents, adults and families who are managing serious behavioral health disorders. We are guided by the belief that everyone in Berkshire County benefits when people are emotionally and physically healthy.
We offer quality, affordable, accessible mental health and addiction treatment services for Berkshire County residents.  Acute Care includes 24/7 behavioral health crisis assessments in community settings, crisis stabilization and respite programs for adults; Adult & Family services include individual, couples, family and group therapy, addiction treatment, medication evaluations and urgent care; Child & Adolescent Services available for children up to 21 years of age and their families including psychotherapy, medication evaluation and treatment, family and group therapy, substance use prevention and treatment, crisis stabilization program; and Community Services include comprehensive services for persons with serious mental illness, community outreach support, residential services and adult day health.

Berkshire Nursing Families

Berkshire Nursing Families
Berkshire Nursing Families
Executive Director, Rosalie GirardMailing Address:
P O Box 341
Adams MA  01220
(413) 743-5338

Physical Address:
BMC North Campus
71 Hospital Avenue
3rd Floor
North Adams, MA 01247
Our mission is to enhance the lifelong health of our community through the promotion and support of breastfeeding.
We accomplish this by offering a comprehensive lactation support program to families of Berkshire County including:
• Clinic and Home Lactation Consultations
• Telehealth consultations, calls, texts, social media, photo and skype
• 24/7 Breastfeeding Support Line
• Weekly Playgroups and Classes in North Adams and Pittsfield
• Teen to 23 Project for young families in North Adams and Pittsfield
• Staff Trainings

Berkshire Food Project

Valerie Schwarz, Executive Director
Darlene Ellis, Kitchen Manager
P O Box 651
North Adams, MA 01247
(located at the 1st Congregational Church, North Adams)
(413) 664-7378

  • Nutritious meals
  • Cooking/Nutrition Classes
  • Quality of life information/referrals
  • Served over 14,000 meals last year to individuals and youngfamilies who otherwise go hungry
Noon time meals are served each Monday-Friday doors are  open for lunch from  11:30-1:30.
Volunteer hours: Each Monday-Friday between 9-2. Volunteer information and packets can be found on the website.
The Berkshire Food Project open its doors in 1987 and has been providing over 34,000 meals annually..  Based out of the dining hall of the First Congregational Church 134 Main St. North Adams MA the Berkshire Food Project provides free noon time meals, emergency food and online SNAP assistance.   Besides the Director and Kitchen Manager, the agency is sustained by community volunteers and students who share in the daily preparation and serving of each meal. Community members are encouraged to attend and share a meal with those who maybe food insecure, and needing companionship.

Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR)

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Richard Weisenflue, Executive Director
771 South Church Street
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 664-9382 xt. 26
(413) 664-6293 FAX

Mission: To enrich the lives of people of all ages and abilities by providing positive life experiences and advocacy through distinctive, individualized, quality services.

Service offerings include: residential, employment, day habilitation, clinical, and homecare for people throughout the Berkshires living with developmental disabilities, autism, acquired brain injury, and elders.

Berkshire Children & Families

Berkshire Children & FamiliesColleen Holmes
President & CEO
480 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
1-888-742-7443 ext. 15
(413) 448-8281
(413) 445-5404 FAX