Emergency Assistance & Referral:
The Emergency Assistance and Referral program assists families who are facing a crisis situation. Emergency Services helps families and individuals get through an immediate, short term crisis for which all other resources have been exhausted. Assistance provided is limited to the funding that is currently available, which can include: community and business donations, Citizen’s Energy, Joe for Oil, etc. Referrals are also made to other agencies that may have available funding.
Services can include: utility shut-off prevention, additional fuel purchases when LIHEAP funds are exhausted, emergency prescription expense, etc. Case management and financial literacy are required for most families who receive assistance.
Community Resources/Information and Referral
Berkshire County Regional Housing www.bcrha.com
Emergency Shelter Services offered through Service Net www.servicenet.org