18 Degrees formerly Berkshire Children and Families
480 West Street
18 Degrees formerly Berkshire Children & Families has a long history of serving Western Massachusetts families, with the well-being of children and families central to our mission. We know that children achieve their highest potential growing up in supportive, healthy families. Partnering with families is the best way to promote healthy, happy children to make strong families and better communities. BCF helps families to recognize and build on their strengths to address challenges. Our work is concentrated in four key areas: early education and care; child and family well-being; intensive foster care and adoption; and Kids 4 Harmony, an intensive classical music program for social change. BCF’s goals are to provide services and supports that transform the lives of children, families and communities by creating opportunities that inspire hope, promote possibilities, and fulfill dreams.