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NARH Displaced Workers Page

This page serves as a central location to connect the North Adams Regional Hospital's Displaced Workers with programs and supports provided by Community-based agencies


This page serves as a central location to connect the North Adams Regional Hospital's Displaced Workers with programs and supports provided by Community-based agencies



Emergency and other Assistance

Berkshire Community Action, located at 85 Main Street, North Adams, provides Fuel Assistance, Emergency Services, Weatherization, Heating System Replacements, Financial Literacy programs, Free Income Tax preparation, Young Adult Reconnect Program and other services.  Please explore our website for information on these programs.

The Berkshire Food Project, located at 134 Main Street, North Adams provides free hot noon time meals, emergency food, advocacy, referrals and gift cards.

Transportation Services

  • Need a Ride to Berkshire Medical Center for services/for medical care?  North County Medi-Van can help.  Call BerkshireRides at 413-664-0300 to see if you are eligible

  • Do you have a Prescription for Transportation (PT1) from Medicaid?  If your health insurance is through MassHealth and it includes transportation, you may use that to get to and from appointments in Pittsfield.

  • Do you have a BRTA Transit Access Pass with ADA Complementary Transportation?  If you qualify for complementary transportation under the Americans with Disabilities Act, your paratransit vehicle can bring you to and from medical appoints in Berkshire  County.   ADA applications can be downloaded from 

Mental Health Services

Berkshire County Kids' Place provides mental health services at no cost to abused/traumatized children and their non-offending family members. We have a North Adams office, located at BFAIR two days a week.

Contact: 413-499-2800. 

 The Brien Center announced today that in partnership with the North Adams Police Department, their North County site at 124 American Legion Drive will remain open and staffed for extended hours, 7 days per week.  The Brien Center has taken this step in order to provide crisis services in a safe and secure location since closure of North Adams Regional Hospital eliminated the Emergency Department.  It is The Brien Center's intention to maintain these extended hours on an interim basis until the Emergency Department can be reestablished in the community.  Even though services can now be received by coming directly to 124 American Legion Drive, the best way to initiate Crisis Services is by calling our 24/7  Crisis Hot  Line at 1-800-252-0227.  Since the Brien Center does not have the capability to treat medical conditions of any kind, please call 911 if emergency medical treatment is needed.

Health and Wellness

The Northern Berkshire YMCA would like to extend a 3 month membership to any Northern Berkshire Health Care employee that will be unemployed due to NARH closure. "If there is ever a time that our neighbors need to have a place to release some tension, it's now" says Justin Ihne, CEO of the Northern Berkshire YMCA. The Y asks those interested present their "work id badge" or some proof that they were employed by Northern Berkshire Health Care. A 3 month membership will be issued FREE of charge. You will have full access to the YMCA and its programs during that time. For more information please contact Gail at 413-663-6529.

Employment Services

BerkshireWorks Career Center - A representative from BerkshireWorks will be available in North Berkshire to offer a wide range of services to make your employment search as effective as possible with job search assistance, resume and cover letter review, and much more! On Mondays from 9 to noon they will be at the Adams Council on Aging, 3 Hoosac St. in Adams. On Fridays from 9 to noon they will be at the North Adams City Hall, Room 106, 10 Main St., North Adams

Berkshire Goodwill offers professional work clothes for interviews and much more!  Please find the information on their website at

Berkshire Community Action is always looking for Part time Drivers and is seeking a Part Time Outreach Coordinator for our Pittsfield-based Reconnect Program.  Please refer to our Employment Page for more information

Legal Services

Community Legal Aid represents income-eligible Berkshire County residents in civil legal matters, including benefits, unemployment appeals, evictions, foreclosure, family law, elder law and immigration.

Apply for legal services online  or by calling 1-855-CLA-LEGAL (1-855-252-5342) during intake hours of 9:30-12:15 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday) and 1:30-4:15 (Wednesday).