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Please support The Brien Center!

Your donation directly impacts the health and well being of everyone in our community.

Please make a gift today to support the people in our community who suffer from serious and persistent mental health and addiction disorders. It is through the generosity of friends like you that The Brien Center can continue to provide quality behavioral healthcare services to all residents of Berkshire County who need help, regardless of their ability to pay. Your donation will also help us meet the rising need for quality addiction treatment and services for people of all ages in Berkshire County.

We never deny services to those in need!

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit agency licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to provide behavioral health and addiction treatment and services to residents of Berkshire County.

Ways to give:

Online:

Donate securely through PayPal, either through your PayPal account or with any major credit card.




Mail a check to:

The Brien Center
Attn: Development Department
PO Box 4219
Pittsfield, MA 01202

Please make checks payable to “The Brien Center”.

Give to our Renovation Campaign – CURRENTLY UNDERWAY
In 2010, the Brien Center purchased the Mount Carmel Church property located on Fenn Street in Pittsfield with the vision of creating a consolidated downtown site for improved access to affordable behavioral health services for underserved individuals; more efficient delivery of these services; and lower operating costs. Thanks to the generosity of our community, we have completed Phase 1 of the renovation project, enabling us to convert two buildings for new use. Right now, we are actively fundraising so that we can undertake Phase II – raising the $500,000 needed to support renovation of the former parish center, to house the agency’s Acute Care Services Division and Crisis Team. (Presently, our Acute Care/Crisis Team is housed in a rented office some distance from our campus.) Last year alone, our Acute Care Services team conducted nearly 5,000 crisis assessments. Please help us bring this crucial program into closer proximity to our other programs, improving our service to Berkshires residents in crisis. Thank you!

Give a Gift to the General Fund
An unrestricted gift to The Brien Center’s general fund enables our leadership staff to apply your gift towards the day-to-day operating expenses of running our agency.

Give a Restricted Gift
A restricted gift can be made to support a specific program or service of your choice. Please note on your check or online donation form which program or service you wish to support.

Make a Memorial or Honorary Gift
A memorial or honorary gift is a thoughtful way to mark a special occasion or to honor the memory of a relative or friend.  To make a memorial or honorary gift, send your contribution (along with acknowledgment information so we can notify the recipient or family) to The Brien Center’s Development Office at the address above.  The person honored (or their next of kin) will be notified of your kindness.

Donate via Your Workplace
Workplace giving is easy. Every pay period, a portion of your check, in any amount you decide, is automatically deducted. Check with your employer to find out if they offer an employee matching program. With such a match, the impact of your donation can be that much greater.

Planned Giving
Planned giving to the charity of your choice is arranged at the time of estate planning and is a viable option for donors at all income levels. From a donor’s perspective, planned giving is attractive for many reasons. It may allow you to make larger gifts than you otherwise could at the present time. Depending on how the planned gift is set up, it may also let you receive a stream of income for life, earn higher investment yield, or reduce your capital gains or estate taxes. The most common types of planned giving vehicles are gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, charitable lead trusts, charitable bequests and beneficiary designations. Please consider a planned gift today and support The Brien Center for years to come! If you have questions about planned giving, consult with your attorney and/or accountant, or call our Development Department at the number below.

The Brien Center is a member agency of Berkshire and Northern Berkshire United Ways and the Williamstown Community Chest.

For further information, please contact us at 413-629-1272.