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Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N)

Grant Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Social service agencies on behalf of individuals and families in crisis in the Berkshire Taconic area.

GRANT INFORMATION

Neighbor-to-Neighbor provides emergency assistance for local residents who are in economic distress. Neighbor-to-Neighbor makes small grants (up to $1,000 during the response to COVID-19) to help those with overdue utilities, medical bills, short-term housing costs and transportation problems. Checks are written to the vendor (landlord, utility company, pharmacy or mechanic) on behalf of the community member in need. The funds are not intended for long-term or ongoing assistance, but for strategic intervention to help achieve a measure of stability and avert further crises.

Neighbor-to-Neighbor continues Berkshire Taconic’s tradition of providing support to individuals and families in dire straits. Neighbor-to-Neighbor raises thousands of dollars each year from neighbors wanting to help neighbors.

Berkshire Taconic partners with social service agencies to distribute Neighbor-to-Neighbor funds and link them with other social services.

ELIGIBILITY

Please be in touch with social service agencies to submit an application on your behalf.

AWARDS

Awards are up to $1,000. If a grant is awarded, the payment is sent directly to the vendor and not the individual.

 

Contact social service agencies

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, MA

Gina P. Blake
18 Degrees
480 West St
Pittsfield MA 01201
Phone: 413.448,8281  
Email: gblake@18degreesma.org

Erica Girgenti
The Adams Council on Aging
3 Hoosac Street
Adams, MA 01220
Phone: 413.743.8333
Email: egirgenti@town.adams.ma.us

Jeff Lowenstein, Director of Community Planning
(for applicants from Central or South Berkshire)
Berkshire Community Action Council
1531 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413-418-3683
Email: jlowenstein@bcacinc.org

Aleta Moncecchi, Deputy Director
(for applicants from North Berkshire)
Berkshire Community Action Council
85 Main Street, 2nd Floor
North Adams, MA 01247
Phone: 413-663-3014
Email: amoncecchi@bcacinc.org

Jane Pixley, Special Programs Case Manager
Berkshire Housing Development Corporation
1 Fenn Street, 3rd floor
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413.499.1630
Email: jpixley@berkshirehousing.com

Intake Coordinator
Berkshire Immigrant Center
67 East Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 445-4881
Email: info@berkshireic.com

Sue Budz, LICSW, Oncology Social Worker
Cancer Center of the Berkshires
Berkshire Health Systems
165 Tor Court
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413.997.5848
Office: 413.443.6000
Fax: 413.442.2260
Email: sbudz@bhs1.org

Libby Boissy
Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity
314 Columbus Ave.
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413.442.3181

Mary Feuer
Community Health Center of the Berkshires
444 Stockbridge Road
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: 413.528.0457
Email: mfeuer@chpberkshires.org

Alison Peters, Executive Director
Dalton Community Recreation Association
400 Main Street
Dalton, MA 01226
Phone: 413.684.0260
Email: apeters@daltoncra.org

Christopher McLaughlin, Executive Director
Elder Services of Berkshire County, Inc.
877 South Street, Suite 4E
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: (413) 499-0524
Email: CMcLaughlin@esbci.org

Adrien Conklin
Macony Pediatrics
100 Maple Avenue #1
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone: 413.429.8662  
Email: aconklin@bhs1.org

Gail Belmuth, Director of Development and Communications
Volunteers in Medicine Berkshires
777 Main Street, Suite 4
Great Barrington, MA 01230
Phone:  (413) 528-4014
Email:  gbelmuth@vimberkshires.org

Stephen Philbrick, Minister
West Cummington Congregational Church
27 West Main Street
PO Box 148, Cummington, MA 01026
Phone: 413.634.2100
Email: stephenphilbrick@verizon.net

Williamstown Food Pantry, 413.458.3149 (for Williamstown residents only)

 

COLUMBIA COUNTY, NY

Columbia Opportunities, 518.828.4611 or 877.378.4325 (toll free)

Catholic Charities, 518.828.8660

 

NORTHEAST DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY

Dutchess CAP (Community Action Partnership)
Annie Lebron
Email: alebron@dutchesscap.org

Grace Immigrant Outreach
Lupe Evans
Email: GIOCaseworker@GraceMillbrook.org

Northeast Community Center
Jessica Raymond
Email: jessica@neccmillerton.org

 

NORTHWEST LITCHFIELD COUNTY, CT

Cornwall
Heather Dinneen
Director, Department of Social Services, Town of Cornwall
Municipal Agent on Aging
Municipal Veterans Representative
PO Box 97
Cornwall, CT 06753
Phone: 860.672.2603
Fax: 860.672.2677

Email: cornwallsocialservices@gmail.com

Falls Village
Theresa Snyder Graney
Social Services Director/Municipal Agent
Town of Canaan
PO Box 47
Falls Village, CT 06031-0047
Phone: 860.824.9855
Email: socialservices@canaanfallsvillage.org

Goshen
Bob Valentine
First Selectman
Town of Goshen
42A North Street
Goshen, CT 06756
Phone: 860.491.2308 ext. 221
Email: 1stselectman@goshenct.gov 

Kent
Leah Pullaro
Social Worker
Town of Kent Social Worker
PO Box 678
Kent Town Hall
Kent, CT 06757
Phone: 860.927.1586
Email: socialservices@townofkentct.org

Norfolk
Barbara Gomez
Administrative Assistant
Town Hall, 19 Maple Avenue
PO Box 592
Norfolk, CT 06058
Phone: 860.542.5829
Email: twnnfksec@snet.net

North Canaan
MaryBeth Wabrek
Social Worker/Municipal Agent
Town of North Canaan

100 Pease Street, Suite #8
Canaan, CT 06018
Phone: 860.824.7313 x 110
Fax: 860.824.3139
Email: socialservice@northcanaan.org


Salisbury/Lakeville
Patrice McGrath
Director of Social Services
Salisbury Family Services
PO Box 379
Salisbury, CT 06068
Phone: 860.435.5187

Sharon
Miriam Jones
Social Service Agent
Town of Sharon Social Services
PO Box 385
Sharon, CT 06069
Phone: 860.364.1003
Email:
Miriam_J@sharon-ct.org

Warren
Leah Pullaro
Director of Social Services/ Municipal Agent for the Elderly
Phone: 860.868.7881 ext. 114
Email: socialservices@warrenct.org

Craig Nelson
First Selectman
Email: selectman@warrenct.org
Phone: 860.868.7881 ext. 102
Fax: 860.868.7746

Award

Up to $1,000


Deadline

Rolling


How to Apply

Be in touch with social service agencies who can submit an application on your behalf.