Health & Wellness Organizations

American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society offers information and referral, advocacy and direct services for individuals and families facing cancer; they have limited transportation for clients. 59 Bobala Road Holyoke, MA 01040 413-734-6000 www.cancer.org/Myacs/index

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American Lung Association of Western Massachusetts

The American Lung Association of Western Massachusetts offers information on issues regarding the lungs and how to prevent/control lung disease, education materials, counseling, smoking cessation programs, day camp for children with asthma, information on environmental pollutants, and radon testing programs. They also offer Better Breathers and Asthmatic Support Groups. 393 Maple Street Springfield, MA 01105

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American Red Cross

The American Red Cross offers 24-hour assistance for disaster victims, medical transportation, blood services, HIV/AIDS education and assistance for individuals living with HIV/AIDS. They also have services for the military and their famlies, homeless prevention services and sheltering. They offer training for First Aid, CPR, AED, water safety, babysitting, lifeguard education, nurse assistant training, and

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Bennington Area AIDS Project

Information and referral in all areas dealing with HIV/AIDS, errand service, buddy program, hospital equipment, transportation, subsidized housing for persons with AIDS on SSI, home care, financial support, and local support groups for persons with AIDS and their families and friends. 342 Main Street P.O. Box 4264 Bennington, VT 05201 802-447-8007 Fax: 802-447-9738 http://www.aidsprojectsouthernvermont.org/  

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Berkshire AIDS Coalition

The Berkshire AIDS Coalition offers educational outreach, advocacy and emergency funds for persons infected and affected by HIV/AIDS and their family members. c/o American Red Cross 480 West Street P.O. Box 644 Pittsfield, MA 01202 413-442-1506 1-800-332-2030 Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

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Berkshire Area Health Education Center

The Berkshire Area Health Education Center is a countywide consultant and planner for health and human services. They also support continuing education, in-service training, consultation, information and referral. 703 W. Housatonic Street Suite 208 Pittsfield, MA 01201 413-447-2417 Fax: 413-499-0370 Email: [email protected] www.berkshireahec.org

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Berkshire Brain Injury Support Group

There is no fee and all are welcome to the Berkshire Brain Injury Support Group. This is an independent group; however, it is affiliated with the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association. For information, please call Suzanne Doswell at the number below. BMC Center for Rehabilitation Medical Arts Building 5th Floor 777 North Street Pittsfield, MA 01201

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Berkshire County Jimmy Fund

The Berkshire County Jimmy Fund Advocates for and offers support to families coping with cancer. Can provide transportation to medical appointments and assist patients in getting medical evaluations/second opinions at the Dana/Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The Jimmy Fund of Berkshire County P.O. Box 1139 Pittsfield, MA 01202 413-499-1099 http://www.berkshirejimmyfund.com  

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Berkshire District Medical Society

The Berkshire District Medical Society provides a listing of physicians in Berkshire County, including specialty; physician referrals for people moving into area; and scholarships for medical school awarded to Berkshire County residents. 85 Post Office Park Suite 8518 Wilbraham, MA 01095 413-596-9231 800-522-3112 Email: [email protected] http://www.massmed.org/berkshire/#.VZRdgflVikp

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Berkshire Nursing Families

Berkshire Nursing Families offers comprehensive lactation support program. They provide services to breastfeeding women in northern Berkshire as well as all nursing mothers who deliver at North Adams Regional Hospital, regardless of where in the county they reside. The also offers hospital, home and phone consultation, as well as classes and support groups. The Blackington

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BFAIR

Berkshire Family and Individual Resources (BFAIR) is a national and state accredited human service agency responsive to the unique needs of people with disabilities and their families through: A Dedication to Excellence Diverse Service Options Safe and Healthy Environments Fiscal Responsibility Community Partnerships Career Opportunities and Advancement Inspiring Abilities, Creating Limitless Possibilities Additional Information & Current

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Elizabeth Freeman Center

In the name of Elizabeth Freeman and countless women who have struggled before us, and for the sake of their families and the generations yet to come, the Elizabeth Freeman Center commits to working toward a world free from violence and all forms of oppression. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/elizabeth-freeman-center/

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Family Life Support Center Louison House

Family Life Support Center (FLSC) is a private, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was established in 1990 by local agencies to address the issue of homelessness that had become more pervasive as a result of the economic decline in Northern Berkshire County during the 1980’s. Over the past twenty years, FLSC has provided homelessness

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Hospice Care in the Berkshires, Inc.

Berkshire Healthcare is a midsize healthcare, senior care, and senior living company. We are proud to be a leader among non-profit, post-acute care providers in Massachusetts. Large enough to have all of the services you need, yet small enough to care with that personal touch that makes all the difference. We own or operate 14 rehabilitation

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Meals on Wheels

The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the oldest and largest membership organization supporting the national network of more than 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs that operate in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The tireless work of these programs – supported by a dedicated army of 2 million volunteers – delivers a nutritious meal,

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MS Support Foundation

The MS Support Foundation provides education, support and resources for those individuals affected by Multiple Sclerosis as well as families and healthcare providers who are dedicated to improving the lives of those afflicted. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/ms-support-foundation/

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Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

The mission of the Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (NBCC) is to improve the quality of life for people in northern Berkshire by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/northern-berkshire-community-coalition

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Pittsfield Prevention Partnership / Berkshire United Way

The Pittsfield Prevention Partnership unites the community in order to produce positive youth development by reducing youth substance abuse rates in Pittsfield. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/pittsfield-prevention-partnership-berkshire-united-way

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The Nutrition Center

The Nutrition Center‘s mission is to inspire a healthy relationship with food through counseling, nutrition, and culinary education. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/the-nutrition-center  

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Turner House

Residence for 10 homeless veterans.  Program is a case management model working toward helping vets overcome what caused homelessness so that they can live independently after graduation. Additional Information & Current Opportunities: learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/turner-house/

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United Cerebral Palsy

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) Association of Berkshire County has dedicated itself to offering supports and advocacy for any individual, regardless of disability, to pursue a fulfilling, self-determined, high-quality community life – a life without limits.  The UCP mission is to advance the independence, productivity and citizenship of people with disabilities. UCP of Berkshire County is

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