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Christian Center

Address:
193 Robbins Ave
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(413) 443-2828

Website:
http://www.christiancenterpittsfield.org/services

Services:
Provides a wide variety of services and programs to the needy citizens of Pittsfield. Program/Service Description Bereavement Service Dinner delivered to families in their time of need. Boutique Free store offering clothing, books, and household items. Bridges of Hope Weekly women’s support group. Caseworker Available to our clients. Children’s Educational Programs Including after school reading, computer classes, gardening. Flu Clinic Flu shots through Berkshire Health Systems [BHS]. Food Pantry Providing nutritious, perishable and nonperishable food packages to hundreds of qualified individuals and families at least once a month. Health and Wellness Screenings Monthly by BHS. Health Information Seminars Monthly by BHS. Holiday Angel Program Holiday gifts for families with a focus on often-overlooked teens. Intake and Referrals Our unique Intake and Referral program is a “one-stop-social-services site” able to address all of a client’s needs as they journey from crisis to stability to self-sufficiency. Using our own resources as well as that of the community, our referral options include emergency food assistance, housing, fuel assistance, mental health and substance abuse services, employment, and educational opportunities. We also provide referrals to detox, shelters, and outpatient treatment. Living Skills Education Speaker Series On a range of community services that are addressing the housing, utility, health and nutrition needs of our clients: Ad-Lib, Berkshire Children and Families, Berkshire Community College, Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority, Berkshire Mediation, Berkshire Women Infant and Children [WIC], BerkshireWorks, BCAC, BRIEN Center, Department of Transitional Assistance [DTA], Elder Services, Goodwill Industries, Link to Life, Mass Rehab, Mildred Elley, National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAWA], and Pregnancy Support. Meals Program Continental breakfast and lunch served Monday through Friday. Mother-Child Jail Visits Children transported monthly in collaboration with Berkshire County Children and Families. Grant made possible through Violence Against Women Act grant. Neighborhood Empowerment Collaborating with neighboring agencies including Downtown Inc., Morningside Initiative, and West Side Initiative for “Pittsfield’s Own Block Party.” Participating in the West Side Initiative including crime watch meetings and neighborhood cleanup. Nutrition Program Life enhancing nutrition education including learning to cook nutritiously, meal planning, shopping on a budget, and reading food labels. Positive Project for Kids On the 3rd Saturday – for kids of all ages. Thanksgiving Program Hundreds of food baskets distributed in addition to hundreds of meals prepared for traditional meal served at The Christian Center and also delivered to sick and shut-in on Thanksgiving Day. Third Saturday Lunch Program Once a month a special meal is cooked by local agencies or organizations. Transitional Housing Reentry Program Collaborating with the Berkshire County House of Correction and Berkshire - Community Action Council to reintegrate ex-offenders successfully into the community. - - Services include: clothing and no-cost housing goods; food pantry; after school programs; summer enrichment program for children ages 6-12; fuel assistance; transportation assistance for necessary appointments - - Provides lunch Monday through Friday at 12:00pm - - Food pantry hours: are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and from 12:30 to 3 p.m. - - Deadline to register for Thanksgiving meal is November 21, 2016. Registration for Thanksgiving baskets October 25-28, 2016. - - Families need to apply in person for holiday gift program.


The Salvation Army

Address:
298 West St
Pittsfield, MA 01201

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(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(413) 442-0624

Website:
http://www.salvationarmyusa.org/

Services:
Sunday Evening Community Meal: - -Available Sunday | 4:30pm. - Free Hot Breakfast: - -Available Monday-Friday | 9:00am. - Food Pantry: - -Available Monday-Friday, 9:30-11:00am & 1:00pm - 2:00pm - Food Pantry bring ID and proof of residence. May use every 30 days. Any participation in any Federal program qualifies for use. - Bread and food rack in Gym when available. Sign in and self service. No ID necessary - Holiday Help: - -Please click here for information about Christmas assistance. - Emergency Disaster Services: - -Mobile Feeding Kitchen - Emergency Oil assistance Through PACC - -during winter months (Does not include gas or other utilities - Good Neighbor Energy Fund - Bridging the Gap: - -Bridging the Gap is an intervention program for ages 13-17 who have committed non-violent crimes. - -Please click here for more information about the program. - -The Bridging the Gap program is by appointment only. Please contact Carole at 413.442.0624 for information. held on Monday and Wednesday evenings. - Community Care Ministries - Thanksgiving and Christmas Assistance - -all residential care facilities are visited and small gifts are given to each resident to let them know that someone remembers them. Dates are set near the holidays and call to find out this year's visitation schedule.


Pregnancy Support Services Of Berkshire

Address:
34 Depot St #204
Pittsfield, MA 01201

Map & Directions

(38 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(413) 443-7351

Website:
http://pregnancysupportservices-berk.com/

Services:
Offers free and confidential professional counseling services, pregnancy testing, maternity and baby clothing, furniture, referrals and advocacy on behalf of the client. - - Service includes pregnancy counseling, pre and post abortion counseing, pregnancy testing, referrals and advocacy, baby clothing, and parenting/family support groups.


The Open Door Mission

Address:
47 Lawrence St
Glens Falls, NY 12801

Map & Directions

(49 Miles Away)

Telephone:
(518) 792-5900

Website:
http://opendoor-ny.org

Services:
The Open Door is a Christian ministry dedicated to reaching out and serving the hunger needs of the poor and homeless of their community regardless of race, color, creed or sexual orientation. This is accomplished through the daily provision of hot, nutritious meals served in a friendly, welcoming environment. In continuous operation since 1991, the program began by serving a meal at a downtown location each Thursday evening. From there, the program has expanded to a six day operation. The program also provides guests with encouragement for daily living, including sponsorship of a christian 12-step program, and informal mentoring program, informal monitoring of elder, spouse and child abuse and neglect and provision of support to continue in community based substance abuse, mental health and probation programs. Information, referral and advocacy are regularly provided.

Soup Kitchen - 6 days a week. Currently serving 3,200 meals/month and approximately 90 families in the Greater Glens Falls. Distribution of gleaned food items to 9 agencies in Greater Glens Falls. Mentoring program with chef where the people in need can learn a trade. 12 Step Recovery Program on site. Free haircuts.


Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement -- and we will make the goal.

-- Jerome P. Fleishman