Cap Berkshire


The Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC), incorporated in 1966 as a non-profit human service organization was designated the anti-poverty Community Action Agency for Berkshire County, Massachusetts. The administrative office is located at 1531 East Street, Pittsfield, with satellite offices at 10 Ashland Street, North Adams and 30 Stockbridge Road in Great Barrington. The role of BCAC is to assist the low-income, elderly and working-poor of Berkshire County towards achieving sustainability and self-sufficiency.


Self-sufficiency and dignity for all.


Berkshire Community Action Council acts as a catalyst to stimulate quantifiable change in peoples’ lives as they work toward self-reliance.
We are dedicated to:

Minimizing the impact of poverty on people’s lives

Helping people help themselves and each other, and

Making Berkshire County a better place to live