see below for a list of community and educational resources that might be helpful to you and your family during our closure.
Berkshire South Regional Community Center announces Nourishing Neighbors a new supplemental community meal program running for eight weeks and beginning Wednesday, Apr. 22, 2020.
In response to community need, BHRSD will be preparing and sharing to go meals (lunches and next day breakfasts) starting Tuesday March 17 from 11:30-12:30. This will be pick up/drive thru. Stay in you cars.
Meals will be available at the following sites:
Monument Valley Regional Middle School (in main loop)
GB Fire Station (in back parking area)
Housie Dome (front entrance)
Stockbridge Town Hall (back entrance)
West Stockbridge Town Hall (front entrance)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know how many you want.
The center will open weekly on Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 12-1 for food pantry.
The Northern Berkshire Community Coalition (nbCC), in an effort to help combat the spread of COVID-19, has made the following changes to open hours and programs:
• nbCC remains committed to serving the community and the nbCC office will remain open, by appointment only. Our open hours have changed slightly to Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 4:30pm with no Saturday hours. Call (413) 663-7588 to schedule an appointment or you are encouraged to call with any questions or for support. All nbCC events and group programs have been temporarily suspended.
• The UNO Community Center open hours, programs, and rentals have been temporarily suspended.
• The Beacon Recovery Community Center (BRCC) program has been temporarily suspended. If you or someone you know needs support, please call the nbCC office at (413) 663-7588 for help.
• nbCC’s Bike Collective open hours have been temporarily suspended.
All changes will be re-evaluated on March 27, 2020. nbCC’s priority is to protect the safety and health of all nbCC staff, volunteers and visitors.
For more information, contact Amber Besaw, Executive Director of nbCC at (413) 663-7588.
18 Degrees will be operating as an Emergency Childcare Center starting Tuesday, March 31, 2020. Emergency Childcare services have been established to provide care for children whose families are providing essential services – health care workers, first responders, and grocery store staff are in that category. 18 Degrees is not allowed to provide childcare for our regular families unless they fit the eligibility requirements the state has established for Emergency Childcare. This care is ONLY to provide emergency, back-up, drop-in care for vulnerable families and workers who have no other option.
In response to COVID-19, North Adams Public Schools has moved registration to an online format for all new students looking to enroll.
Curbside grab and go meals are available daily from 11:00 am -12:00 noon, Monday through Friday at the following locations: Brayton Elementary School, Colegrove Park Elementary School, Mohawk Forest Apartments, Greylock Valley Apartments, and UNO Center Back Parking Lot. North Adams Public Schools is now able to offer Saturday and Sunday breakfast and lunch. Pick up your weekend meals on Fridays at each meal site.
Also a list of where you can get diapers.
"WARM LINE' ROLLS OUT:" People who feel stressed can find a supportive voice at the end of a telephone line in Berkshire County.
The local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness has set up a number that people can call to speak about coping with tough times, "such as the COVID-19 pandemic."
The new "warm line" is funded by the Berkshire United Way, The Taconic Foundation, the Williamstown Community Chest and the Northern Berkshire United Way.
Here's how it works: Until 8 p.m. each day, calls to 413-445-1136 will be answered by a NAMI staff member or a trained volunteer with "lived experience" of mental health issues and trauma, the agency says.
In other hours, people who leave their phone number and first name will be contacted within 24 hours, the agency says. All cases are confidential.
Having a big sale, on-site celebrity, or other event? Be sure to announce it so everybody knows and gets excited about it.
Virtual visit and other activities!
If you and your kids are looking for something to make! I made this with my niece and nephew and they loved it! They both loved the smell of it!
Jello play doh
1 cup of flour
1 cup (warm water)
2 Tbsp of cream of tartar
2 Tbsp of cooking oil
1 pack of 3 oz jello pack.
You need about 2 cups of flour instead of one is what I found when kneading it. it was really sticky just using 1 cup of flour may need to add a little more at a time. It smells amazing.. ENJOY
Parenting groups, Supporting your Elementary Learner from Home, Virtual play dates, Relaxation and Stress Management in Uncertain Times
All activities via zoom.