Berkshire Immigrant Community Resources


Whether it is your first visit to this site or you are back again, this site was created for YOU! Explore the RESOURCE DIRECTORY to find support from local services for Berkshire area immigrants. Use our CALENDAR to see details on upcoming events. Read our BULLETIN BOARD to learn more about matters related to life as an immigrant.




“BASIC” is the Berkshire Alliance to Support the Immigrant Community. We are an alliance of Berkshire-based organizations that created these resources specifically for immigrants.

Resources Available

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Health & Safety

  • Physical health
  • Mental health
  • Domestic violence support
  • Substance use services

*Many do not require health insurance

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  • Housing search assistance
  • Eviction defense
  • Emergency shelters
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Clothing & Household Goods

  • Free/low cost household goods
  • Free/low cost clothing
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Food Assistance

  • Free or low cost groceries and meals
  • Food Pantries
  • Government Programs

Immigration & Legal

  • Immigration legal advice
  • Immigration pathways
  • Criminal issues
  • Divorce issues
  • Custody issues
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  • Resume writing
  • Job applications
  • Interview preparation
  • Job search sites
  • Help starting your own business
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Children & Youth

  • Daycare
  • Summer camps
  • Youth programming
  • Parenting support
Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

  • Financial help for rent and bill payment
  • Scholarships for the immigrant community
English Classes

English Classes

  • English classes/tutors
  • Citizenship interview preparation
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  • Local cabs
  • Cars to hire
  • Accompaniment to immigration appointments
  • Public transportation
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Banking & Financial

  • Opening bank accounts
  • Getting mortgages
  • Paying taxes
  • Applying for ITIN numbers
  • Workshops on financial literacy

Higher Education

  • High school diplomas
  • Vocational programs
  • Community colleges
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Translation & Interpretation

  • Document translations
  • Interpretation for appointments (legal, medical, educational, etc.)
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  • Cultural programming
  • Entertainment
  • Immigrant networks
  • Faith organizations

We're still building, please join us by adding your listing!

Disclaimer: All new listing submissions will be subject to approval by BASIC. We cannot guarantee that because a listing has been submitted, it will be approved.

“BASIC has been invaluable to me in my work to resettle Afghan evacuees in Berkshire County. Their collective institutional knowledge has allowed me to spend my time helping evacuees rather than researching resources. Through BASIC I can also let immigrant organizations know about the needs of our Afghan evacuees and refugee clients. Berkshire County is so lucky to have BASIC as a resource to serve our communities.”

Gabriela Sheehan

Former Berkshire Resettlement Coordinator, Jewish Family Service of Western Massachusetts

See our Calendar to find an event near you!

We welcome your local events! You may add an event to our calendar by using the form here
Please note that all new event submissions will be subject to approval by BASIC. We cannot guarantee that because an event has been submitted, it will be approved.