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Community.

The Northern Berkshires are incredibly rich in resources, culture, and natural beauty. Despite these exceptional qualities, anyone who has lived here for some period typically feels some level of isolation, depression, anxiety or maybe just a lack of Vitamin D.  Optimal Healing is in the business of creating healthy outlets for individuals and families to embrace grit, resilience and build a stronger community.

This page is filled with resources for all types of help.  Please know whereever you are on your path, you are not alone.  We may not be open 24/7, but our community cares and we have community partners that are. Do not hesitate to reach out!

For life-threatening emergencies, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room. Otherwise, please use this list to support your journey in reaching the best version of yourself.

*This list is not exhaustive, it is listed but most commonly referred or inquired about in our experience...if you have other resrources that you think should be added please email us!

Local Vibes

The area in grey below is a list of resources that are most suitable for when folks need some basic needs met. If you are looking for enriching resources to build local community, add some spark in your life, or find something different, this is your local resource guide. If you're curious and open, we guarantee you will stumble upon something cool, meet a new person, have a great convo, and, at the very least, have a good time. Heart's Space Eagle St. North Adams A quiet, peaceful space to slow down and sip tea. The Plant Connector North Adams, MA The cutest shop on Main Street in North Adams. A great vibe, excellent plants and gifts for some retail therapy. PUBLIC Eat & Drink Holden St. North Adams Always a great vibe & a fresh menu. Lickety Split MoCA Campus Great breakfast, vibes and coffee Jack's Hotdogs Eagle Street, North Adams "The best hotdogs in MA." If you know, you know. Mass MoCA Marshall Street, North Adams America's largest contemporary art museum, grab a free pass at the library! Movement Matters Healing Arts NoRAD Mill, North Adams A beautiful crew of hard working women who are exception at their craft. CFT, Pelvic Floor healing, Pilates, Yoga & more. After Glow Aesthetics NoRAD Mill, North Adams A great place for some pampering, facials, lash love, etc. Miner Combat North Adams A great workout and peer fitness group Cutting Edge Fitness & Martial Arts Center Adams, MA Many of our clients frequent and love this space. Adams Theatre Adams, MA An up-and-coming hot spot, with a great pulse on local music, dance, and theatre. Williamstown Wellness Williamstown, MA Owned by MELT Instructor Nicole Methot, she has an excellent crew of massage therapists and classes available. Amanda Raymond, LMHC My One Life Live It Travel Adventures, healing, community, and a huge heart. https://myonelifeliveit.com Clark Art Williamstown, MA It is an absolute Berkshire gem with historical art, hiking, and serene beauty. Ask our team about a free pass or visit the NA Library. Wild Soul River Williamstown, MA A lovely appointed Shoppe on Cole Ave, with a selection of tea, herbs, spiritual events, tarot readings, fly-fishing & more. Where'd You Get That Spring St, Williamstown A specialty gift shop with a little bit of everything, perfectly curated to find something for everyone. While on Spring St, visit Spoon or Lickety Split for a treat! Williamstown Theatre Festival Williamstown, MA There are lots of great productions highlighting current topics,nts cultural moveme, and great music. Berkshire HorseWorks Richmond, MA A beautiful farm, with trained staff for experiential or developmental moments with farm animals. A truly magical and unique place. COLLABORATIVE ENDEAVORS, LLC GROWING THROUGH CONNECTEDNESS Lee, MA A sister organization in South County, MA Providing exceptional mental health care to youth, adults and families.

Resources

Urgent Needs

Fire, Police, or Ambulance anywhere in Massachusetts…. 911

Massachusetts State Police…. (413) 743-4700

Suicide and Crisis Hotline…… text or dial 988

Poison Control Center…. (800) 222-1222

HOTLINES

Department of Children and Families (DCF)800-792-5200

53 Eagle St., Pittsfield…. (413) 236-1800

Parent Stress Hotline- (800)632-8188

 

Elder Abuse Hotline- (800)922-2275


Elizabeth Freeman Center

61 Main St., Suite 202, North Adams….. (413) 499-2425

Mental Health Support

Mental Health Crisis…. 911

Berkshire Crisis Team (operated by the Brien Center) 24/7… (413) 499-0412

Arts in Recovery for Youth

Contact Marney Schorr 

 

Berkshire Coalition for Suicide Prevention

Suicide Prevention Lifeline (24/7) …. (800)273-8255 or (800)273-TALK

Suicide Loss Support…. (413)441-6316

 

BMC Jones Psychiatric Care (short term)

Call the Berkshire Crisis Team at (413)499-0412 or go directly to the emergency room 

 

Brien Center for Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services 

124 American Legion Drive, North Adams…. (413)664-4541

 

Clinical Support Options (CSO)

877 South St., Pittsfield…. (413)236-5656

 

ServiceNet Inc.

139-141 North Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201…. 413-442-4003

Berkshire Psychotherapy Network is an excellent local resource to find private, experienced providers

Try Psychology Today for local providers, search by insurance, and see if the therapist is accepting new patients!

Psychiatry & Medication Management

Berkshire Medical Center Psychiatry & Behavioral Health 

Pittsfield….. (413)447-2167 

 

Central Berkshire Psychiatry

440 South St, Pittsfield…. (413)464-7750

 

Greylock Mental Health

77 Hospital Ave, North Adams…. (413)664-4600

 

Susan Mahler, M.D. 

1314 Mass MoCA Way, Building 13, North Adams…..(413) 346-4140

 

Dr. Jesse A. Goodman

38 Church St, Suite 101, Lenox ….. (413)637-2300

Dr. Mallory

Lenox, MA ....(413)551-7155

Other Psychiatric Support Resources for Berkshire County  (PDF format)

Substance Abuse, Detox, and Recovery Supports

Al-Anon (support for Family Members) …1-888-4AL-ANON (1-888-425-2666)

 

Alcoholics Anonymous (AA)

(800)643-9618

 

Living in Recovery  

75 North Street (McKay Street Entrance) Pittsfield, …. (413) 570-8243

 

SAMHSA National Helpline…. 1-800-662-HELP (4357)

Clinical Stabilization Services (CSS) Unit @ Berkshire Medical Center

725 North St., Pittsfield…. (413)447-2927

 

Residential Long-term Treatment/ Recovery Housing 

Keenan House North (use this link for all Keenan House resources)

42-44 Arnold Place, North Adams….. (413)662-2480

 

Keenan House for Men @ The Brien Center

202 Bradford St., Pittsfield….. (413)499-2756

 

Keenan House for Women @ The Brien Center- https://www.briencenter.org 

121-123 Seymour St., Pittsfield….. (413)997-0067

Ad-Lib Inc. Center for Independent Living

215 North Street, Pittsfield…… (413)442-7047

 

Berkshire Family & Individual Resources (BFAIR)

771 S. Church St, North Adams…. (413)664-9382

 

Brain Injury Association of MA

180 Elm St., Suite C, Pittsfield….. (413) 443-0200

 

Mass Commission for the Blind

436 Dwight St., Room 109, Springfield….. (413)781-1290

 

Mass Commission for the Deaf & Hard of Hearin 

436 Dwight St., Room 109, Springfield….. (413)788-6427 Voice/TTY

Video phone (413)301-0915

 

Mass Rehabilitation Commission

37 Main St., 3rd Floor, North Adams…. (413)663-5391 Voice/TDD

 

Multiple Sclerosis

85 Main St. Suite 202, North Adams….. (413)664-2011

 

Pathlight

75 South Church St. Suite 402, Pittsfield….. (413)443-4780

 

United Cerebral Palsy (UCP)

535 Curran Highway, North Adams…. (413)664-9345

Disability Services
Elder Services

Adams Council on Aging

Visitor Center, 3 Hoosac St., Adams…. (413)743-8333

 

Adult Day Health @ The Brien Center

124 American Legion Dr., North Adams….. (413)664-4048

 

Cheshire Council on Aging/ Community Center

80 Church St., Cheshire…. (413) 743-9719 x. 107

 

Meals on Wheels 

877 South St., Pittsfield….. (413)499-0524

 

North Adams Council on Aging

116 Ashland St., North Adams….. (413)662-3000

 

Williamstown Council on Aging

118 Church St., Williamstown….. (413)458-8250

Youth & Family Services

Berkshire Family YMCA 

22 Brickyard Ct., North Adams…. (413)663-6529

 

Playwright Mentoring Program (PMP)

Barrington Stage…. (413)239-4767

 

Roots Teen Center

Chruch Street, North Adams

 

Williamstown Youth Center

66 School St., Williamstown….. (413)458-5925

 

Youth Center Inc.

191 Church St., Cheshire….. (413)743-355
 

Northern Berkshire Community Coalition

61 Main St., Suite 218, North Adams….. (413)663-7588

Primary Care &
Functional Wellness

Community Health Programs (CHP)

Berkshire County

Family Medical & Dental Center, 71 Hospital Ave., North Adams… (413)664-4088

Adams Internists, 19 Depot St, Suite 1, Adams…. (413) 528-9311, ext. 2002

 

North Adams Campus of Berkshire Medical Center

71 Hospital Ave., North Adams… (413)664-5000

Northern Berkshire Pediatrics...(413)663-8365

Willliamstown Medical...(413)664-5710

Northampton Integrative Medicine...(413)584-7787

King St,  Northampton, MA

VETERANS SERVICES

Soldier On

360 West Housatonic St., Pittsfield…. (413)236-5644

 

Veterans Outpatient Clinic

73 Eagle St., Pittsfield…. (413)499-2672

EATING DISORDERS

Walden Behavioral Care

Waltham, MA

The Nutrition Center

Operation Better Start - Youth Nutrition Counseling

*Get a referral from PCP; all services are free!

LGBTQ+ Berkshire County Support and Gender Affirming Services

Living Out Loud Youth Program

North Adams Pride

Tapestry Health

Generation Q

Greenfield, MA

BIPOC RESOURCES

Multicultural Bridge

Serving Berkshire County

Berkshire Black Economic Council

Specialized Services
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