Berkshire Children and Families, Inc. improves the lives of children by strengthening family and community relationships.

Founded in 1887, BCF has a long history of providing locally-based, innovative programs, enabling us to be a powerful force for children and families throughout Western Massachusetts.

BCF's energies and expertise are focused in five primary areas:

  • Early Childhood Care and Education
  • Adoption and Foster Care
  • Kids 4 Harmony Music Program
  • Parenting Programs
  • Lead Agency - Regional Collaborations
Carolyn Mower Burns
President & CEO
413-448-8281, ext. 15

Berkshire Children and Families Offices

Berkshire County
480 West Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
(413) 448-8281 or (888) 742-7443
Fax: (413) 445-5404

Hampshire County
220 Russell Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 343
Hadley, MA 01035
(413) 584-5690
Fax: (413) 586-9436

Office Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


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Berkshire Eagle

Adoption of children a challenge, but parents says it is well worth it
By Phil Demers, Berkshire Eagle Staff

If you've got the homes, said Tom Borden of Berkshire Children and Families, you can make the matches. He referred to the modern process of pairing up children and teenagers with families willing to "step forward" as parents.

Berkshire Children and Families eyeing more private funding by Phil Demers, Berkshire Eagle Staff

PITTSFIELD -- Amid a diminishing stream of federal funding, Berkshire Children and Families is aiming to dial up private donations as a means of preserving, and perhaps expanding, its services.

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Berkshire Children and Families Celebrates 126 Years by Andy McKeever, iBerkshires staff

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Berkshire Children and Families celebrated its 126th anniversary on Thursday with an eye toward becoming even more supportive of local families.