Helpful Links

Local Organizations that Help Support Our Mission

Information for Family Support

Services

  • Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority – 443-7138
    Housing court mediation, tax preparation, budgeting, housing search
  • Berkshire Community Action Council- (BCAC) – 499-4421
    BCAC also offers Federal Low- Income families in heating their homes during the winter months.
  • Berkshire Community Action Council - 445-4503 x114, 112, 113
    Workshops help last Tuesday of every month. 5:30 pm-6:30 pm.
    $$$”Cents” –Ability. Never enough money to go around? Learn how to avoid financial traps and mistakes, how to get out of debt, how to effectively manage your dollars and cents.
  • Western MA legal services- 499-1950
    Free legal help in non- criminal cases for low income people and elders who live in Western Massachusetts. Services range form legal advice, to full representation.
  • Salvation Army-442-0624
    Good Neighbor Energy Fund, Food Bank. Meets winter emergency fuel needs for people facing financial difficulties who do not qualify for other fuel assistance programs.
  • Dept. of Transitional Assistance-236-2000
    Food Stamps, Emergency Cash Assistance
  • Western MA Electric Company-1-800-286-5844
    The NU- Start Program. An arrearage management program designed to help make your electric bill more affordable and to deal with a past due notice
  • Berkshire Gas Company-1-800-292-5012
    The RAMP Program. An arrearage management program designed to help make your gas bill more affordable and to deal with a past due balance.
  • Project Bread FoodSource Hotline-1-800-645-8333
    Free and low cost food resources:
    Food stamps, summer meal sites, school breakfast and lunch, emergency food programs, low-cost food resources
  • The Food Bank of Western Massachusetts-1-800-247-9632
    If you are 55 or older, you may be eligible for the BROWN BAG program, which provides free or monthly groceries for seniors through a local council on aging.
  • LifeLine-Call Verizon-1-800-870-9999
    A Federal program that offers eligible consumers a discount on their monthly phone bill. You can save between $16 and $18.39 monthly.
  • Safelink Wireless-1-800-977-3768
    A US Government supported program offering a free cellular phone with free minutes automatically added each month. Call to see if you meet the criteria.
  • Massachusetts 211- 211 www.mass211.org
    Need help but don’t know where to turn? Dial 211. (24 hrs a day, 7 days a week) 2-1-1 connects people to professionals trained in navigating the confusing maze of health and human services. No more wasting time trying to find the right resources.
  • Adult Learning Center-499-9530
    The Pittsfield Adult Learning Center is a joint project of the Pittsfield Public Schools and the Massachusetts Dept. of Education- adult and Community learning services.
  • SHINE-1-800-243-4636
    Serving Health Information Needs of Elders. Provides free, unbiased and up to date health information, counseling and assistance to Medicare beneficiaries.
  • Link to Life-442-6363
    Medical alert system gives you independence and your family peace of mind.
  • Elder Services-499-0524
    Offering a wide variety of services to the elderly population and their families. Also Includes Meals On Wheels, which is a senior meals program, delivering hot meals right to your doorstep.
  • NAMI-443-1666
    a signature of educational programs for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses.