Talking with Teens: A Berkshire made video series to help parents and adults have conversations about substance use. Available here!
AA Meetings: Berkshire County 24 hour Berkshire Hot line: (413) 443-0212. For information on where/when meetings are held, visit Western Mass AA site.
Affordable Colleges: Click here for a Guide to College for LGBTQ Students that lists scholarships and actionable strategies to assess schools on their inclusivity and programs to make the transition to school easier.
Al-ateen Meetings: Specially for teens ranging from 13 – 19 years old. There will be two adult sponsors running the meetings with strong Al-anon backgrounds. Berkshire Country(413) 445-58527:00 PM Pittsfield, South Congregational Church, 110 South St
Al-Anon for Families of Alcoholics: (800) 344-2666
Alcohol and Drug Abuse Hotline: (800) 729-6686
Alcohol and Drug Helpline: (800) 821-4357
Alcohol Hotline: (800) 331-2900
Alcohol Treatment Referral Hotline: (800) 252-6465
American Pregnancy Helpline: Provides Free and confidential support and counseling. 866-942-6466. Click here for more information.
Berkshire South Regional Community Center: Their mission is to build a sense of community and common purpose throughout the region, and to enhance the recreational, educational, cultural, health and social well-being of the residents of the Southern Berkshires. Berkshire South is open to all, regardless of ability to pay. Stop in every Monday for a free community dinner! 15 Crissey Road Great Barrington, MA 01230 413.528.2810 http://berkshiresouth.org/
Brien Center: The Brien Center provides mental health and substance abuse services for people of all ages through community-based services that promote the highest possible degree of recovery. Office Phone: (413) 499-0412, 24-hour crisis hotline: (800) 252-0227, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. The Brien Center 359 Fenn St. Pittsfield, MA 01201. For more information click here.
Community Health Programs (CHP): CHP’s mission is to improve the health of Berkshire County residents by provinding services to anyone—regardless of immigration status, age, or ability to pay. Their health professionals offer patients high quality health care and in process, a pathway toward health. For more information visit: http://www.communityhealthprograms.org or call (413) 528-9311 444 Stockbridge Rd. Great Barrington, MA 01230
Elizabeth Freeman Center: Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault. Help for people who are surviving domestic violence and sexual assault. Services are free and confidential. 24 hour free hotline: 1-866-401-2425. Main Office: 43 Francis Avenue Pittsfield, Ma 01201 (413) 499-2425. South County: 40 Railroad Street Great Barrington, MA 01230 (413) 429-8190. North County: 85 Main Street, Suite 300 North Adams, MA 01247 (413) 663-7459
Family Support and Training: Family Support and Training works to provide a caregiver to help the youth make a comeback into the community. Their services include education; navigating the child-serving systems; fostering empowerment, including linkages to peer/parent support and self-help groups; identifying formal and community resources, support, coaching, training for the parent/caregiver. For more information call: (413) 629-1200
Girls Inc.: Innovative programs that help girls confront subtle societal messages about their value and potential, and prepare them to lead successful, independent, and fulfilling lives. This program serves girls ages 5-18 with a specific emphasis on teens. For more information call Gladys Brigham Center at (413) 442 5174
In-Home Therapy: A structured and consistent therapeutic relationship between a licensed clinician and the youth and family. Their goal is to meet the youth’s behavioral health needs, including improving the family’s ability to provide effective support for the youth to promote his/her healthy functioning within the family. Interventions help to enhance and improve the family’s capacity in order to improve the youth’s functioning in the home and community. For more information call (413) 629-1200.
Learn To Cope: A support group for parents, family members, spouses and caregivers with a family member who is addicted to opiates, alcohol, or other drugs. MEETINGS ARE HELD ON TUESDAY EVENINGS FROM 7:00PM to 8:30PM at the HEAL Community Room, Berkshire Medical Cancer Center Located on the 1st 165 Tor Court, Pittsfield, MA 01201. For more information call 508-738-5148 or visit www.Learn2Cope.org LTC offers experienced facilitators who have been there, resources, informational material, guest speakers (in long term recovery or professionals in the field), overdose education and Narcan enrollment (an Opioid antagonist that reverses an overdose) at all weekly meetings. Most of all LTC offers HOPE for recovery!
Live out Loud: The Live out Loud program allows kids ranging from 14 – late 20’s the opportunity to meet gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, questioning, and allied youth, in a safe, fun, and supportive social setting. The 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 3-5pm at the Lichtenstein Center for the Arts, 28 Renne Ave, Pittsfield MA413.358.3038, Sara Shuff, LICSW 413.358.5697, Kelly Heck, LICSW. Click here for more information.
Multicultural Bridge: Multicultural Bridge provides the opportunity for children to learn about other cultures and acceptance through bilingual and ant-ibias activities as well as through play. 207 Pleasant Street, Old Housatonic School Ste. 1, PO Box 320, Housatonic MA, 01236. Office phone: (413) 274-1001Fax: (413) 274-1033. Click here for more information.
NA Meetings: Narcotics Anonymous’ message is that “an addict, any addict, can stop using drugs, lose the desire to use, and find a new way to live.” Berkshire County Help Line: (413) 443-4377. For more information on when and where the meetings take place, Click here for more information.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:800-273-8255 (TALK)
Tapestry Health: Tapestry Health is a community based, non-profit organization in Western, Ma that offers affordable, high quality care for family planning services, reproductive health services, STI screenings, HIV counseling, testing needle exchange, insurance enrollment, outreach efforts, a WIC nutrition program etc. 777 South Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 (413) 528-4238100 Wendell Ave Pittsfield, MA 01201 (413) 443-2844. Click here for more information.
Teen Outreach Program: Teen Outreach Program is an evidence-based program. Their goal is to extract the positive potential of teens, leading to more success and less risk-taken behaviors that often result in teen violence, school failure and teen pregnancy. This program is for high school students. No referral necessary. For more information call (413) 442 5174 x16.
The Guthrie Center: Their mission is to bring the youth together for cultural, educational, and spiritual exchange. They are dedicated to meeting the ongoing needs of the community by creating a safe environment where individuals can come together to cultivate a deeper awareness of culture, humanity and the community in which we are a part of. Offers free community lunches Wednesday afternoons. 2 Van Deusenville Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230 (413) 528-1955, https://guthriecenter.org/
Therapeutic Mentoring: Therapy provided got youth with serious emotional disturbances in any setting where the youth resides. Offers structured, one-to-one, strength-based support services between a therapeutic mentor and a youth for the purpose of addressing daily living, social, and communication needs. Their goal is to lead the youth to success in navigating various social contexts, learning new skills, and making functional progress in the community. For more information call: (413) 629 1328 Pittsfield ; (413) 398 1392 North Adams
Youth Empowerment Services (YES):YES provides youth with leadership and other skills through participation in nationally recognized evidence based programs. Teen Outreach Program is gender neutral and a nationally recognized evidence based program that has a strong Service Learning emphasis. For more information call: (413) 442 5174
Western MA Young People: Holyoke, MA Committee meetings are held on the second Saturday of every month at 11:30 am (main lot – side entrance) Grace United Church, 474 Pleasant Street Holyoke, MA Click here for more information.