Coming up this month:
Village Closet Pop-Up Week
While we search for a new home for the Village Closet, join us for a Village Closet Pop-Up, where we bring all our FREE maternity, baby, and children’s clothing and gear to YOU!
All items are 100% FREE – there is no income eligibility and no residency requirements to join us and take home items.
Find a pop-up near you and join us!
Tuesday, September 17th
Berkshire Medical Center North
Main Entrance Lobby
71 Hospital Ave, North Adams, MA
While you’re here, visit with the other Northern Berkshire organizations who will be here, including Berkshire Head Start, 18 Degrees (formerly Berkshire Children and Families, the North Adams Public Library, and more.
Easy access from the #34 Bus.
Wednesday, September 18th
1095 Main Street, Springfield
While you’re here, connect with Square One and learn about all the programs they have! Backup Childcare, Family Center, Early Education, Healthy Families, Parents as Teachers, and more!
Convenient access from the following public transit:
B7, B7S, G1, G2, G5, LOOP, T1, T2, , T3, T4, T5, T92, X92
Friday, September 20th
Leyden Woods Apartments – Community Building
24 Leyden Woods Lane, Greenfield, MA
While you’re here, connect other great Greenfield organizations, like Community Action, WIC, and more!
Convenient access from the Route 20 and the Route 21 buses!
Saturday, September 21st
24 Russell Road, Huntington, MA
Check out our entire selection of Halloween costumes!
Want to spread the word in your neighborhood? Download the flyer!
Kids and Aggression with Scott Noyes - Helping children resolve conflict and manage anger
Thursday, October 3rd
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Gateway Regional Middle School
12 Littleville Road, Huntington, MA
Food and Free Childcare Provided
Please join us for an evening of learning and discussion with child expert Scott Noyes! This event is FREE and open to the public. We will be exploring how we can help our kids learn to manage anger and increase their coping skills.
Valuable lifelong lessons are learned from childhood disputes. Helping children learn to disagree is a skill many of us have never been exposed to. This presentation stresses resolving conflict through mediation, triads, and supportive intervention. Helping children with emotional development, specifically working with anger, will be addressed.
RSVP to Karen Malinowski including childcare needs at email@example.com.
About Scott Noyes
Scott has been professionally working, playing, writing and talking about children for thirty years. He teaches a graduate level course in “Challenging Behaviors,” and an undergraduate course in “Positive Discipline.” Scott’s first book “Positive Discipline – That Works!” is in its fourth publishing.
This workshop is funded in part through the Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care through the Hilltown Community Health Centers. Thanks also to the United Way Hampshire County and the Gateway Regional School District SPED Parent Advisory Council – SEPAC.
In the News
- “Local organization helps new parents find their ‘Village’,” Mass Appeal WWLP, February 2018
- “Expert to lead workshop on electronic use among youth,” from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, September 8, 2018
- “Opinion: Helping Hands,” from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, September 3, 2018
- “It Takes a Village” from The Daily Hampshire Gazette, August 26, 2018
- “It Takes a Village, Village Closet,” from iBerkshires.com, July 2, 2018
- “Village Closet hits $100K mark in donations,” from the Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 23, 2018.
- “It Takes a Village”, from The Berkshire Eagle, June 19, 2018
- Valley Gives PSA, New England Public Radio, May 2018
- LGBTQIA+ Families, Mass Appeal WWLP, May 2018
- “It Takes a Village rolls out film series, new groups”, from The Daily Hampshire Gazette, February 12, 2018
- “Family support agency hosting open house”, Berkshire Eagle, September 2017
- “United Way Diaper Drive PSA”, Hits 94.3, June 2017
- “Nonprofit seeks backpack donations for foster kids”, from The Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 2017
- “Backpack Drive PSA”, Hits 94.3, June 2017
- “United Way grants awarded”, The Daily Hampshire Gazette, June 2017
- “Women’s Fellowship Follow-Up – It Takes a Village”, from the Westhampton town Newsletter, November 2016
- “Agency offers free support to moms”, Springfield Republics, November 2016
- “It Takes a Village: More than a Proverb in the Hilltowns of Western Massachusetts”, from Vida Leche Amour, October 2016
- “Village Closet offers free items to young families”, from The Country Journal, October 2016
Families never pay for any It Takes a VIllage service.
Help support them by becoming a member of the Village today.