Resources


CRISIS AND HELPLINE INFORMATION: (Updated 11/16/19)

24-HOUR CRISIS LINE (BERKSHIRE COUNTY)
Operated by The Brien Center Crisis Team.
(800) 252-0227

24-HOUR RAPE CRISIS & INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE HOTLINE (BERKSHIRE COUNTY)
Operated by Elizabeth Freeman Center
(866) 401-2425

For non-emergency support from an Elizabeth Freeman Center LGBTQ counselor, call:
Bailey (413) 329-3628 (Central Berkshire County)
Molly  (413) 663-7459 (North Berkshire County)
Emma (413) 429-8190 (South Berkshire County)

LGBT HELPLINE & PEER LISTENING (STATEWIDE)
Operated by the Fenway Community Health Center.
age 25+ (888) 340-4528
age 25 & under (800) 399-PEER

24/7 LGBTQ YOUTH CRISIS HELPLINE (NATIONWIDE)
Operated by The Trevor Project
phone (800) 850-8078
text START to 678678

24/7 PEER SUPPORT HOTLINE BY & FOR TRANS PEOPLE (NATIONWIDE)
Operated by Trans Lifeline
(877) 565-8860

PFLAG: PARENTS, FAMILIES AND FRIENDS OF LESBIANS AND GAYS
Local support, education, and advocacy for GLBTQ people, their families, friends and allies
Berkshire County (413) 243-2382
National PFLAG website

GLAD LEGAL INFORMATION (STATEWIDE)
(800) 455-GLAD (Monday-Friday 1:30-4:30 p.m.)

HIV SERVICES (BERKSHIRE COUNTY)

Berkshire Medical Center Healthy Steps
(413) 447-2654

The Consumer Advisory Board (CAB) of the Berkshire Community AIDS Alliance invites people
who are HIV+ to contact the board for services, support group, and other information.
Write to the board at:
PO Box 1451, Pittsfield, MA, 01201
or call Barry at (413) 442-4531

SUPPORT GROUPS:

Live Out Loud Youth Project: Thursdays 4:30-6:30 at 18 Degrees Family Resource Center, Pittsfield
Youth-led, adult-supported social group where LGBT youth 13-17 can meet in a safe, fun environment. For more information, call (413) 770-7121.

Berkshire Trans Group
A peer discussion/empowerment group for people who are trans, non-binary, genderqueer, or gender-questioning. For more information, email Ray transberkshires@gmail.com

Rainbow Seniors of Berkshire County
Brings together LGBTQ elders and their friends with monthly potlucks, programs and other activities. For more information, email kenneth@rainbowseniors.org