COMMUNITY Resources

 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are income eligible. Assists pregnant women, infants and children under the age of five to have access to healthy food. Call to see if you are eligible for assistance.

North Adams Office: 413- 663-3012  

71 Hospital Ave North Adams

Pittsfield Office: 413-447-3495   

510 North St Pittsfield

http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/wic

South County Office: 413-528-0457  

https://www.chpberkshires.org/family/wic-berkshire-south/

 

Berkshire County Community Action

Fuel Assistance service, free tax preparation for low income households, weatherization and Children’s warm clothing/Elf Holiday Program.  https://bcacinc.org/ North Adams: 413-663-3014 

85 Main Street North Adams

Pittsfield: 413-447- 4503

1531 West St Pittsfield

 

Ecu-Health Care

A nonprofit health insurance access program that provides free assistance with finding health insurance, such as mass health and mass connector health care plans.

North Adams Office: 413-663-8711   77 Hospital Ave North Adams http://ecuhealthcarena.com/

 

Early Intervention 

Early Intervention is a Massachusetts Department of Public Health certified agency offering family support, education, and therapeutic services for infants and toddlers who are eligible for early intervention services. Evaluations for developmental delays.

 

Early Intervention at UCP of Western Mass

North Adams Office: 413- 664-9345 

535 Curran Highway North Adams

https://ucpwma.org/programs-for-children/early-intervention/ 

 

Early Intervention at Pediatric Development Center:

Pittsfield Office: 413-499-4537

388 Columbus Ave Ext. Pittsfield

South County Office: 413-717-4083

924 South Main Street Great Barrington

http://pediatricdevelopmentcenter.org/

Elizabeth Freeman Center

Free confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assaults. Services include court advocacy, emergency shelter, emergency response to police stations and hospitals, counseling.     24/7 Toll-Free hotline: (866) 401-2425   https://www.elizabethfreemancenter.org/

North Adams Office: 413-663-7459 

 61 Main St North Adams

Pittsfield Office: 413-499-2425 

43 Francis Ave Pittsfield

South County Office: 413-439-8190

168 Main St Great Barrington

 

Berkshire Housing Corporation

Apply for financial assistance related to housing at https://berkhousing.wpengine.com/financial-assistance-programs/

 

Berkshire Country Regional Housing Authority

  Non-profit agency that provides assistance with housing related issues. Services include tenancy preservation program, housing search, foreclosure prevention, mediation services. https://bcrha.com/

 

Berkshire Nursing Families

Non-profit organization that provides Breastfeeding Support through home visits, phone calls, classes and groups throughout

Berkshire County.

North Adams: 413-743-5338   71 Hospital Ave North Adams     https://www.berkshirenursingfamilies.org/


New England Farm Workers

Child care resource and referral agency program for Western Massachusetts and can give you access to child care vouchers and child care providers in your area.

Pittsfield Office:  141 North Street Pittsfield - 413-236-5890 

 

Northern Berkshire Adult Basic Education Program

Continuing adult basic education and GED/HiSet Classes; ESL classes

413-662-5310

Located on MCLA’s campus in the Library

 

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

Non-profit dedicated to improving the quality of life for people in Northern Berkshire by organizing, supporting and empowering the community. Services include The Family Place, Prevention Programming, Youth Programming, UNO community center, Beacon Recovery Community Center.  http://www.nbccoalition.org/

413-663-7588

61 Main Street North Adams

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