Our Caring Community

Below are organizations with a heart-felt mission to improve the quality of life for our diverse population.

American Red Cross of Berkshire County

Blood Services; Disaster and Emergency Services; Health and Safety programs including CPR/Medical Training, Nurse Assistant Training Program; Services to Armed Forces; Youth Programs; International services.

Berkshire Community Action Council 

Fuel & emergency assistance; Free tax preparation; Budgeting and financial workshops; school supplies; Christmas holiday gift assistance; and more.

Berkshire County Arc (BCArc)

“Founded in 1954, Berkshire County Arc (BCArc) is a non-profit, tax-exempt, human services organization offering a broad range of community-based services to individuals with developmental disabilities, brain injuries and autism throughout Berkshire and Hampden counties in Massachusetts. BCArc serves more than 600 individuals annually through the following programs: Advocacy and Family Support, Brain Injury Services, Day Habilitation, Employment, Residential, and Saturday Sensory Integration Program.”

Berkshire County Kids’ Place and Violence Prevention Center, Inc.

“Berkshire County Kids’ Place is a fully accredited Children’s Advocacy Center. CACs provide a safe homelike atmosphere where child abuse victims and their non- offending family members can receive the services necessary to heal from the trauma of abuse.”

Berkshire Environmental Action Team

A non-profit environmental organization whose mission is to protect the environment in the Berkshires and beyond.

Berkshire Family and Individual Resources (BFAIR)

“A nonprofit organization providing full program services for adults, adolescents and children with developmental disabilities, autism and acquired brain injury.”

“Through organizational resolve, skilled and dedicated staff, and dynamic leadership, BFAIR provides quality services, advocacy and education for people with disabilities which affirm the rights of full inclusion, diversity, and well-being.”

Berkshire Grown

Support for our local farms by taking advantage of our area’s locally raised and produced food, flowers and plants, through farmer’s markets and the long list of businesses who participate. Community membership organization dedicated to supporting local food and farms. Members have pledged to support local farms and the stunning land they preserve by buying locally-grown and locally-produced food and flowers.

Berkshire Humane Society

In addition to adoptions, their services include dog training classes, educational programs in local schools, a children’s summer camp, low-cost spay/neuter assistance, health clinics and a pet food bank.

Berkshire Immigrant Center

Support, advocacy, information and referral for immigrants, especially in helping to assist in navigating the complex U.S. immigration system.

Berkshire Non-Profits Volunteer and Information Center

The Berkshires’ Non-profit network, designed to fit your skills and interests into a wonderful and fulfilling volunteer role in the Berkshire Community.

Berkshire United Way

“Improving the quality of life in Berkshire County by mobilizing resources to address community priorities and create sustainable change.” Programs and Services include: Asset Based Community Development, Early Childhood Literacy, Positive Youth Development, Pittsfield Prevention Partnership, Berkshire Youth Development Project, Financial Stability, and Emergency Food and Shelter Program.

CATA (Community Access to the Arts)

“Community Access to the Arts nurtures and celebrates the creativity of people with disabilities through shared experiences in the visual and performing arts.”

Center for EcoTechnology (CET)

“As a non-profit 501(c)(3), CET works with partners throughout the region to help transform the way we live and work for a better community, economy, and environment – now and for the future.

We provide practical solutions that save energy, materials and money and have a positive impact on our environment and community. We serve residents, business and communities in the areas of energy efficiency and waste reduction and through our retail store, EcoBuilding Bargains.”

Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity

CBHFH is an all-volunteer organization partnering with families in need to build or rehabilitate simple, decent houses for homeownership. People of all faiths are invited to join and bring their faith to action. CBHFH strives to work with families and communities, recognizing with respect their dignity, diverse needs, and contributions.

Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter

The Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, Pittsfield’s municipal shelter, is managed by Friends of Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter, Inc., a non-profit, 501(c)(3) public charity. They are dedicated to re-uniting stray animals from Pittsfield with their owners, providing shelter and veterinary care for animals in need, and finding loving homes for adoptable, homeless animals.

Elizabeth Freeman Center

The Elizabeth Freeman Center is a non-profit, county-wide agency that provides counseling, advocacy, emotional, educational, vocational, and economic services, and fosters social change. They oppose violence, harassment, and discrimination, and promote the physical and emotional safety of all people. They strive to provide a haven and a communication network for all people, regardless of gender, age, race, color, class, religion, or sexual orientation.

Moments House

“Moments House is a warm home-like daytime facility for all Berkshire County residents living with a cancer diagnosis as well as their families and support systems to come for information and support.

Services and programs include art therapies, mind and body therapies, dance and music, yoga, touch, workshops, support groups, social activities, and bereavement services. These services are offered free of charge to all – including patient, spouses, caregivers, children, siblings, friends.”

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

“The mission of the Coalition is to improve the quality of life for people in Northern Berkshire by organizing, supporting, and empowering the community. The Coalition works to achieve its mission by: providing a public place for the community, communities mobilizing for change on alcohol (CMCA), building stronger neighborhoods, and promoting positive youth development.”

Relay For Life (American Cancer Society)

Relay For Life is the signature fund raising event of the ACS. The Berkshire County Relay For Life is held at Onota Lake each June. Teams solicit sponsors and financial support and take to the track for a 24 hour adventure in community spirit, camaraderie and support for cancer survivors while supporting the research and programs funded by ACS.


If your organization would like to become a part of this page or if you would like us to update your information, please drop us a line at support@berkshirerealtors.org.