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
|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|