Programs - Construct
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Programs

Cara Davis Project Home:

 

One of Cara Davis’ first contributions was to establish support services to enhance the effectiveness of Construct’s affordable housing dubbing it “Project Home”. Fundraising from the first walk provided the seed money and in honor of her retirement, Construct has renamed its programming: “Cara Davis Project Home”.

 

 

Emergency Assistance:

 

Contact: Janet Staley, M-F at 413.528.1985 or jstaley@constructberkshires.org for 1 time financial assistance to alleviate a crisis, budgeting, economic empowerment and financial problem solving.

 

Other emergency assistance available through Construct and its partners:

 

  • Food stamp applications
  • Fuel Assistance
  • Other Benefits administration assistance

 

 

Transitional Housing:

 

Call Philip McTigue 413.528.1985 or pmctigue@constructberkshires.org to get put on the waiting list and every Friday to remain on the list. 10 rooms available 2 accessible bedrooms for wheel chair users or others who are not able to use stairs. Sober communal living environment with accessible kitchen, bathroom, living room and computer work station.

 

 

Adult Education:

 

Call June Hailer 413.528.1985 or email jhailer@constructberkshire.org Tuesdays or Thursdays for access to HiSet or GED individualize training and test preparation. Financial and travel assistance may be available to make test taking more accessible.

 

 

Workforce Development:

 

Call Philip McTigue 413.528.1985 or email pmctigue@constructberkshire.org Monday, Tuesday or Friday afternoon for job search, resume preparation, interview skills or to problem solve obstacles to sustainable employment. Over 90% of those in transitional housing obtain sustainable employment and over 75% of those who live in the broader community as a result of Construct’s Workforce Development program and Friendly Employers Network.

 

Employers who are looking for good workers are also welcome to contact Philip to engage good workers with a support system in place to help them and your business be successful.

 

 

Housing Counseling:

 

Call June Hailer 413.528.1985 or email jhailer@constructberkshire.org to apply for Construct and other Berkshire County affordable housing and to get other housing search assistance.

 

 

Volunteer Opportunities:

 

Want to help neighbors in need of emergency assistance? Call Lisa Henriques to volunteer to provide transportation or other supports or to donate. lhenriques@constructberkshire.org or 413.528.1985 M-F

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