Community Resources

ENGLISH CLASSES:

Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County, 1 Wendall Avenue, Pittsfield, MA 413-499-9487, offers free English tutors

South Berkshire Education Collaborative, 662 Stockbridge Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230, 413-528-6263, sbec@educationalcollaborative.org , offers free ESOL classes for speakers of other languages

The Literacy Network of South Berkshire, 100 Main Street, Lee, MA 01238     413-243-0471   info@litnetsb.org  offers free tutoring for ESOL and citizenship preparation.

The Adult Learning Center, 10 Lyman Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, 413-499-9530, 413-499-9509, http://mail.pittsfield.net/adulted, offers free day and evening ESOL classes

North Berkshire Adult Basic Education, 413-662-5310, t.margulies@mcla.edu, offers free day and evening ESOL classes

MEDICAL HELP:

Volunteers In Medicine Berkshires

777 Main Street, Suite 4
Great Barrington, Massachusetts 01230-2224,
(413) 528-4014,
http://www.vimberkshires.org

Provides free healthcare to people living and working in the Berkshire Region who are currently uninsured.

Advocacy for Access
The goal of Advocacy for Access is to aid the uninsured and underinsured in Southern and Central Berkshire County in accessing various programs that can pay for healthcare services, thereby reducing or eliminating inability to pay as a barrier to receiving healthcare. There are several low-cost health insurance programs for adults and children who live in Massachusetts. In addition, there are some new options under the state’s new health reform law. It is easy to apply and our staff can help explain the choices that may be available for you. Our staff’s expertise is with people who under 65 years old. For those who are over 65 years old, Advocacy for Access can refer you to the SHINE program at Elder Services, 413-499-0524.

725 North Street
Pittsfield, MA  01201
(413) 447-2000

Ecu Health Care

Our mission is to help the uninsured and underinsured residents of North Berkshire access affordable health care.

71 Hospital Ave.
North Adams, MA 01247
413-663-8711
FAX 413-664-5094
ecuhealth@nbhealth.org
http://ecuhealth.boxcarexpress.com/

Community Health Program

CHP offers a comprehensive array of health care and related services.
We provide high quality care for infants, children, adults and elders who reside in South Berkshire County and the surrounding areas, regardless of income or insurance status.

444 Stockbridge Road,
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm
Tel: 413-528-9311

HELP FOR DOMESTIC VIOLENCE:

 Elizabeth Freeman Center
Janis Broderick, Executive Director
43 Francis Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201-5053
(413) 499-2425 / (413) 443-3016 FAX
email: efcenter@berkshire.net
website: Elizabeth Freeman Center

Mary Molleur
85 Main Street
North Adams, MA 01247
(413) 663-9709 / (413) 664-4841 FAX

  • Counseling, intervention, and referrals for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault
  • Law Enforcement training

POLITICAL REPRESENTATIVES:

U.S. Senators for Massachusetts:

Elizabeth Warren:

Warren.senate.gov/

Springfield
1550 Main Street, Suite 406
Springfield, MA 01103
(202) 224-4543

Washington D.C.
2 Russell Courtyard
Washington, D.C. 20510

William M. Cowan:

http://cowan.senate.gov

Washington, D.C. Office
365 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Phone: (202) 224-2742

Springfield Office
1550 Main Street, Suite 304
Springfield, MA 01103-1427
Phone: (413) 785-4610

U.S. Congressman (First District)

Richard Neal

Pittsfield Office

78 Center Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
ph: (413) 442-0946
fx: (413) 443-2792
Monday-Friday 9 am – 5 pm

http://neal.house.gov

State Senator, Berkshire County
Benjamin B. Downing (D), Pittsfield

http://www.senatordowning.com/

Boston Office:                                 District Office:
State House, Room 413-F                 7 North Street, Suite 307
Boston, MA 02133                                 Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (617) 722-1625                      Phone: (413) 442-4008
Fax: (617) 722-1523                             Fax: (413) 442-4077

Berkshire County State Representatives

First Berkshire District, Gailanne Cariddi (D), North Adams

State House
Room 130
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2130
Fax: 617-626-0143
Email: Gailanne.Cariddi@mahouse.gov

Second Berkshire District, Paul Mark (D)

State House
Room 473F
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2210
Fax: 617-626-0249
Email: Paul.Mark@mahouse.gov
District Office
P.O. Box 114
Dalton, MA 01227
Phone: 413-496-9666

Third Berkshire District, Tricia Farley-Bouvier (D), Pittsfield

State House
Room 156
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2240
Email: Tricia.Farley-Bouvier@mahouse.gov
District Office
113 Oliver Avenue
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone:

Fourth Berkshire District, William Smitty Pignatelli (D), Lenox

State House
Room 448
Boston, MA 02133
Phone: 617-722-2582
Fax: 617-722-2879
Email: Rep.Smitty@mahouse.gov
District Office
Lenox Town Hall
PO Box 2228
Lenox , MA 01240
Phone: 413-637-0631


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