215 North Street
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone: 413-442-7047 (voice) 413-442- 7158 (TTY)
Toll Free: 800-232-7047
Information Specialist: Catherine Carchedi – Program Director
Hours: Monday – Friday, 9 AM to 5 PM
Additional Locations: North Adams
AdLib is a private, non-profit, community based, consumer controlled, Independent Living Center. The Center provides specialized services and information and referral for persons with disabilities in the Berkshire Region of Massachusetts.
Services are offered to persons of any age with a disability.
- Independent Living (peer counseling, advocacy, information and referral, skills training)
- Housing referral
- Representative Payee services
- Personal Assistance Program (PCA)
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services
- Drop-In Center
- Transportation Program
There is an extension of AdLib called the Drop-In Center, better known as “OUR PLACE”. Center is open Monday – Friday, 5 – 9 PM. It is mostly consumer run with one staff counselor nearby for support if needed. Our Place is a safe haven where people with disabilities can come and have coffee, play cards, talk with the staff counselor, etc. Consumers have parties, dances, classes on different crafts, and other various activities. It is a great place to socialize and to meet with friends in a supportive atmosphere.
There is also our “Focus on Independent Living” newsletter which is published quarterly. It contains information about the happenings within our agency, and changes made in various programs and services that would or will affect the community.
We also provide ADA regulations, building codes and info on types of funding to help people make their homes accessible.
One needs only to have a disability.
There is a monthly fee for Representative Payee.