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It is our honor and privilege to serve a number of outstanding human services organization in our region.   Read the information below to learn more.

Youth Center Inc.


Sonia DiSanti, Executive Director
191 Church Street

PO Box 92

Cheshire, MA   01225

P O Box 461
Adams, MA 01220
(413) 743-3550 / (413) 743-9550 fax


We are committed to preparing our youth to be skilled caring and involved individuals who will develop into the leaders of tomorrow! We have a group of extraordinary staff members who ensure that all members of the youth center are treated with respect and dignity.

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Community Legal Aid
Jonathan Mannina
Jennifer Dieringer
61 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 664-4531



The mission of Community Legal Aid (CLA) is to improve the lives of low-income and elderly people through legal assistance that protects fundamental rights, secures access to basic needs, and challenges policies and practices that harm our clients.


CLA envisions a community where all low-income and elderly people have ready access to legal services to meet their basic needs and where everyone can vindicate their rights and be treated fairly in their pursuit of justice.

• By appointment only.
United Cerebral Palsy of Western Massachusetts
Randall Kinnas, MS, Chief Executive Officer
208 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 442-1562 / FAX (413) 224-9620
Cell:  (413) 217-6852

Diana Sullivan, Director of Early Intervention and Early Childhood Services
Emily Shoestock, 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

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Christian Bianchi, Interim Executive Director
22 Brickyard Court
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-6529 / (413) 663-5700 FAX
Website: www.berkshirefam

• 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
85 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247



The role of BCAC is to assist the low-income, elderly and working-poor of Berkshire County towards achieving sustainability and self-sufficiency.

National Alliance on Mental Illness


Melissa Helm, Program Director
333 East St, Room 417
Pittsfield,  MA 01201
(413) 443-1666
(413) 395-2018 (fax)

The mission of The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Berkshire County, a community based, non-profit organization, is to support, educate and advocate for all those in Berkshire County whose lives are affected by mental illness.

Berkshire County Kids' Place
Heather Williamson, Executive Director

63 Wendell Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-2800 / (413) 496-9327 FAX

Berkshire County Kids' Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc. provides an interdisciplinary, cooperative team approach to address the needs of children subjected to violence as victims or as witnesses and to their non-offending family members.

  • Counseling for child abuse victims and families

  • Prevention and education services

Goodwill Industries of the Berkshires


David 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


At Goodwill, your donations help people find good jobs. Proceeds from your shopping treasure hunt stay in our community supporting job skill training for your neighbors.

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

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


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.


Christopher McLaughlin, Executive Director

877 South Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 499-0524 / (413) 442-6443 FAX
Email: CMcLaughlin



The mission of Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc. is to provide Berkshire elders, caregivers, and individuals with disabilities the opportunity to live with dignity, independence, and self-determination, and to achieve the highest possible quality of life.

Elder Services is a private, non-profit organization that provides a wide variety of services to Berkshire County elders and their families.

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Child Care of the Berkshire County, Inc.


Amy Hall, Exec. Dir.
State Street, P O Box 172
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-6593 /(413) 663-7714 FAX


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.

The Brien Center

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.

Berkshire Nursing Families

OPEN, Executive Director

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

Stephanie Bosley, Executive Director
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)


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.

ROOTS Teen Center


Amelia Wood, Executive Director
51 Ashland Street
North Ada
ms, MA 01247
(413) 663-0033



In 2014, a tide of conversations arose amongst youth, youth workers, and community members about the need for a safe space for young people to gather. Out of these conversations two groups formed: The Youth Board & The Teen Center Task Force. Together these two groups worked together to form a 5 year strategic plan for the planning and implementation of a teen center that serves the Northern Berkshire Region.

Now in its 6th year of programming, ROOTS has seen tremendous growth and success throughout its incubating phase. Young people are reporting they feel their voice is valued and that they have a significant presence and impact in the growth of the community.

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Family Services for Western Massachusetts


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




18 DEGREES Family Services for Western Massachusetts launches children and parents toward success, through partnerships with families, communities, agencies, schools and funders, for brighter futures and lifetime success.

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