CHP Hosts Support Group for Parents of Children with Special Needs

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GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.— Parents and caregivers of school-age children with special needs are invited to join a free, weekly online support group to talk about their experiences and to connect with other caregivers.
 
The meetings take place Wednesdays from 9-10 a.m. via Zoom, and are facilitated by Rania Markham, social media intern with CHP Family Services. The group is open to any parents or caregivers in Berkshire County. Pre-registration is required.
 
"Raising a child with special needs can be challenging, even in the best of times," said Markham. "And especially during the pandemic, feelings of isolation have been overwhelming for many families. This group provides support, camaraderie and caregiver connections."
 
Interested participants are asked to email chpplaygroups@chpberkshires.org, or call (413) 528-0457 to register, and a Zoom link will be provided.

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Great Barrington 2022 Annual Town Census

GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — The town urges all residents to "be counted" for the 2022 town census by returning a completed census form to Town Hall. Residents should have received a census form in their mail in mid-December.
 
State law mandates this annual street listing (town census) of residents as of Jan. 1 of each year. 
 
Residents should return the form by mail, in person or at the Town Clerk's drop box outside Town Hall which is accessible 24/7. Anyone in need of assistance with the form is asked to contact the Town Clerk's Office, (413) 528-1619 ext. 2100. The form can also be scanned and emailed to jmessina@townofgb.org.
 
Anyone who may have lost their form, or would like to obtain a new one, may contact Town Hall or visit the Town Clerk's page on the town website.
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