The mission of the Berkshire Immigrant Center is to assist individuals and families in making the economic, psychological and cultural adjustment to a new land, not only by meeting basic needs, but also by helping them to become active participants in our community. The Center also aims to build bridges of understanding and cooperation across cultures, to fight racism and discrimination in all forms, and to advocate for the rights of immigrants from all backgrounds.
The Center offers comprehensive services for individuals from more than 80 countries to promote civic engagement, facilitate cultural integration, and assist in navigating the complex U.S. immigration system.
Every fall the Center reaches out to our supporters with an Annual Appeal. Your donations help us keep our doors open & offer critical immigration services for the more than 10,000 foreign-born residents of the Berkshires. We appreciate your gift of any amount! You can help by sending a check to:
You can also give online by clicking the yellow “Donate” button on this page; or set up a monthly donation by clicking the yellow “Subscribe” button, and support our work all year.
* $1,000 Provides a free 16-week class of English as a Second Language & US History to 6 people
* $500 Assists three local residents to attain US citizenship
* $250 Supports two local immigrants to be reunited with family
* $100 Provides immigration legal consultations to four individuals
The Berkshire Immigrant Center serves more than 800 immigrants and their families each year by direct services, referrals, legal and procedural counseling, workshops, and general support free of charge or at below-market cost. Our work results in: strengthened families, families reunited, refugees protected, jobs with greater incomes, and economic self-sufficiency for newcomers!
Together we can continue to make the Berkshires a welcoming place for all to live and thrive.