Neighbor-to-Neighbor (N2N)

Grant Guidelines

WHO CAN APPLY

Social service agencies (or clergy, town supervisor, etc.) on behalf individuals & families in crisis in the Berkshire Taconic area.

GRANT INFORMATION

Neighbor-to-Neighbor provides emergency one time assistance for local residents who are in economic distress. Neighbor-to-Neighbor makes small grants (generally around $500) 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 nearly 20 year 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 (or clergy, town supervisor, etc.), who can submit an application on your behalf.

AWARDS

Awards are generally up to $500. If a grant is awarded, the payment is sent directly to the vendor and not the individual.

SOCIAL WORKER CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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

Christopher Turkel, Assessment Stabilization Case Manager
Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority
1 Fenn Street, 4th Floor
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413.449.1630 x 127
Email: cturkel@berkshirehousing.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 

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

Williamstown Food Pantry, 413.458.3149 (for Williamstown residents only)

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

Becky Ringer, Outreach Coordinator
Project RECONNECT/BCAC
141 North Street, Ste 101
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413.418.3684
Email: bringer@bcacinc.org 

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

Columbia County, NY
Columbia Opportunities, 518.828.4611 or 877.378.4325 (toll free)

Catholic Charities, 518.828.8660

Northeast Dutchess County, NY
NED Corps client advocates: 
Jacqueline Chapman, 845.264.4675, or 
Mariella Ribbeck, 845.235.5713

Northeast Litchfield County, CT

Cornwall

Jane Muir Sellery
Town of Cornwall Social Services
26 Pine Street
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: fallsvillagess@comcast.net

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
BJ Christinat
North Canaan Social Services
100 Pease Street, #8
Canaan, CT 06018
Phone: 860.824.3133 x 118
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
Ella Clark
Social Service Agent
Town of Sharon Social Services
PO Box 385
Sharon, CT 06069
Phone: 860.364.1003
Email: ella_c@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