Tapestry Health runs a needle exchange and offers overdose prevention services including Narcan, testing for HIV and hepatitis C, basic wound care and health advice, and a portal to addiction services and counseling.
A century ago, Sen. Winthrop Murray Crane joined with two other prominent business leaders to create an organization that would help prepare young people for careers in an industrialized society.
Junior Achievement, now an international organization, has touched the lives of more than 100 million young people since it founding.
The program is intended to provide coaching and mentorship to help young people take the first step in their careers. It has been ongoing in Pittsfield for 15 years, and for the last six Guardian Life Insurance has contributed.
Sixth-graders Savannah Peterson-Holt and Yanet Asanke stood outside of Girls. Inc. with about 20 of their peers holding a handmade sign.
It was a sign honoring Girls Inc. of the Berkshires and one they had worked on for a few days together during the after-school program. Beside them were other girls holding various signs - some reading #Strong, others reading #Smart, and others more elaborate featuring one of the six rights listed on Girls Inc.'s "bill of rights."