Berkshire County Arc Inc

Pittsfield, MA


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 1,000 individuals annually through the following programs: Residential Services: BCArc manages 43 group homes through Berkshire and Hampen Counties. The programs are designed to provide a productive, engaging life for the individuals living in the homes, and provide 24-hour support. Advocacy and Family Support: The Advocacy and Family Support Department includes Central and Southern Berkshire County Family Support Center, Respite Services, and an array of advocacy supports. Advocacy services include educational advocacy, family education, service navigation, support groups, social/recreational opportunities, and self-advocacy groups. Adult Family Care (AFC): AFC is a caregiving program for individuals needing assistance with daily living skills. AFC provides support from a multi-disciplinary team including a registered nurse and a case manager. This is a MassHealth funded program. Day Habilitation: BCArc’s day habilitation services are designed for individuals with a wide range of abilities, talents and interests. Individuals supported by BCArc may require intensive supports and skill development in areas of communication, relationship building, self-care, community integration, self-direction, health maintenance, safety and leisure. Berkshire County Arc has four day habilitation programs: Center for Development (Lee, MA) Social Development Center (Dalton, MA) Crossroads Center for Enrichment (Pittsfield, MA) Nu-Opps (Lee, MA) Transitions: Transitions is a community based day service that offers multiple opportunities for growth and personal development, with a strong focus on employment. Employment: Advantage Employee Network fosters joint public/private partnerships for the purpose of increasing and maintaining employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. Individual’s personal interests and skills are matched with desired work settings. Zip ‘N Sort Mail Services: Zip ‘N Sort Mail Services, the largest mail service business in the Berkshires, maintains an integrated work setting for employees, with and without disabilities. Employees use state-of -the art, automated equipment to satisfy its customer base of nearly 400 local, national and international companies. Special Needs Pooled Trusts: Berkshire County Arc administers two Special Needs Pooled Trusts: Master Special Needs Pooled Trust; and Family Special Needs Pooled Trust. These trusts protect your family member’s assets while preserving their public benefits.

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Berkshire County Arc Inc
395 South St, Pittsfield, MA