The Emergency Services and Community Programming provided by the Berkshire Community Action Council (BCAC) consists of a variety of programs designed to provide low-income families and individuals with services that promote self-sufficiency. After the clients immediate or emergency needs have been met, Community Programs provides further assistance through advocacy, case management, information, and referrals. Staff works closely with state agencies, other local service providers, and the business community to stay current with the latest information, services, and resources available to help move low-income people out of poverty.
BCAC services include:
Loan Programs - Such as Financial Literacy Training, microloans and a low interest car loan/assurance program for qualified individuals. These programs are designed to assist consumers in building credit.
Warm Clothing Programs - No child should be left out in the cold this winter. The BCAC Warm Winter Clothing Program provides children age 12 and under with a brand new warm coat, boots, hat, mittens and scarves.
Resources / Emergency Assistance and Referral - Assists families who are facing a crisis situation. BCAC receives resources from the Berkshire Taconic Community Fund, FEMA and other entities to provide assistance, when funding is available.