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

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
1-800-LUNG-USA or 413-737-3506
Fax: 413-737-3511

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Email: [email protected]

http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/northeast/

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 a caregivers program. Additionally, they have a food pantry, the Berkshires Bounty perishable food distribution, and international tracing services. They also do work with volunteer development and youth leadership programs.

480 West Street
P.O. Box 644
Pittsfield, MA 01202
413-442-1506
1-800-322-2030

Hours: Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

www.redcross.org/ma/pittsfield

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/

 

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

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
413-442-4448

Meetings are held the second Tuesday of the Month from 4pm-5:30pm

http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/body_depts.cfm?id=1184&action=detail&ref=1234

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

 

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 Center
1288 Massachusetts Avenue
North Adams, MA 01247
413-346-4532

Email: [email protected]

http://www.berkshirenursingfamilies.org/

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 Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/bfair

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 prevention and housing services to over 3,500 individuals and families throughout Berkshire County. Today, FLSC is the only comprehensive homelessness provider in Northern Berkshire County offering both housing services (transitional and permanent) and supportive services for the homeless.

P.O Box 54, 395 Old Columbia Street
Adams, MA 01220
413-743-7957
www.flsclouisonhouse.org
[email protected]

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 and skilled nursing facilities in Massachusetts; Linda Manor Assisted Living, a traditional assisted living and specialized memory care community in Leeds, Massachusetts; Kimball Farms, a life care, continuing care retirement community in Lenox, Mass.; and two hospice providers, HospiceCare in The Berkshires and Hospice of Franklin County, for those with life-limiting illnesses. In addition, we own and operate IntegriNurse, our per diem, contract, and permanent nurse placement subsidiary, as well as our own institutional pharmacy, IntegriScript.

877 South Street
Suite 1W
Pittsfield, MA 01201
413-443-2994

http://www.hcib.org/

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, a warm smile and a safety check that helps keep 2.5 million seniors healthy, safe and living independently in their own homes each year.

In Williamstown, local churches in walking distance from Williams College organize the collection of baked goods and food preparation.  Meals are prepared on Saturday mornings and delivered on Sundays.  The Methodist and Baptist churches alternate meal duties on the first Sunday of the month, St. Patrick’s on the second, St. John’s on the third, and the First Congregational Church is responsible for the 4th Sunday.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/meals-on-wheels/

The Green

The Green is a re-envisioned village green, or village square. Our hope is to develop The Green into a shared, curated space available to diverse community partners and organizations who want to use The Green for programs, gatherings, and events that cultivate important aspects of individual and community life, such as:

  • Work & Collaboration
  • Food & Health
  • Creativity & The Arts
  • Spirituality & Faith

87 Main St
North Adams, MA
[email protected]
thegreennama.com

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 an affiliate of United Cerebral Palsy Association.

Additional Information & Current Opportunities:

learning-in-action.williams.edu/opportunities/united-cerebral-palsy