Hours, Programs & Services

Hours:

The Christian Center hours of operation: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.            Donations may be dropped off between those hours.   Donations accepted are in season clothing, bedding, small appliance, food for our pantry and financial support.

Please have clothing and bedding ready to distribute as we do not have the a washer here at the Center . We are closed the first Friday of the month.

Free meals:                                                                                                                                                      Breakfast -9 a.m.-11 a.m. and lunch- 12 p.m. are served Monday through Friday                                              No reservation required and open to All

Food pantry hours:                                                                                                                                     Wednesday, Thursday, Friday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 to 2:30 pm.                                   Please bring proof of income, residency and household size to register .                                                                Emergency food available for people not registered.

Boutique hours:                                                                                                                                                         Tuesday , Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 9:40-12pm and Wednesday and Thursday 12:40-2pm. Please bring proof of income, residency and household size to register                                                              Emergency clothing available for people not registered

 Program/Service
                                    Description
       Summer Camp Free summer program for children 5-16
       Boutique                             Free store offering clothing,footwear, books,                                                                                    toys and household items
          On-sight              Caseworker                                      Available to our clients during Center hours.
Children’s Educational Programs            Drumming program for children ages 5 and older.
Confidential Free Testing                Healthy Steps  will test for sexually transmitted disease and offer                               free medication.                                                                                                                         Call for days and times or check our Facebook site
Food Pantry Providing nutritious, perishable and nonperishable food packages to hundreds of qualified individuals and families .
Health and Wellness Screenings and Education                 Monthly by Berkshire Health Systems-call for information or check our Facebook site
 Thanksgiving Program  Coordinate with area churches to provide hundreds of food baskets in                         addition to hundreds of meals served at The Christian Center            Meals are also delivered to shut-ins on Thanksgiving Day.
Holiday Angel Program         Holiday gifts for families with a focus on 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 inpatient detoxification programs, 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, Berkshire Community Action Council,Goodwill Industries, Link to Life, Mass Rehab, Mildred Elley, National Alliance on Mental Illness [NAWA], and Pregnancy Support. Call or check our Facebook site for upcoming events
Meals Program        Continental breakfast and lunch served Monday through Friday
Volunteer Program Individuals from the community are welcome to volunteer for the many ongoing or special projects at the Center. Collaborating with BerkshireWorks, Berkshire County Regional Employment Board, the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Office, Department of Transitional Assistance, and the Keenan House we give youth and adults the opportunity to participate in meaningful work
Neighborhood Empowerment          Collaborating with neighboring agencies including  crime watch meetings and neighborhood cleanup

[Revised 4-2015]