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18 Degrees

Where new beginnings come to light.

Pittsfield, MA   |  https://18degreesma.org/

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Mission

Every child in a family. Every family in a community. 18 Degrees promotes the well-being of children and the strength of families to build a better community. Our programs provide education, prevention, intervention, and advocacy for and with children and families. Most of our families have experienced trauma, poverty, and/or other challenges that impact caring for their children. We offer programs and services in: Early childhood and out-of-school education and care; Foster care and adoption assessment and placement; A classical music program for social change; Interventions and mentoring for young people impacted by violence and gangs; Individual and group parenting and life skills education and support.

Ruling year info

1958

CEO

Stephanie Steed

Main address

480 West St

Pittsfield, MA 01201 USA

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EIN

04-2226238

NTEE code info

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

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Our programs

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Early Education and Care

Providing children birth to age 5 with loving care, nutritious meals, a chance to learn, and help to prepare them for kindergarten and beyond.

Enriching learning opportunities in a fun environment for children 6-12 before-school and after-school care, and exciting summer day camp programs.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Healing Homes intensive foster care providing extra support for families and the children in their care

Adoption Services for those wanting to grow their families

Population(s) Served
Families

Kids 4 Harmony - Free intensive string music instruction that equips children with confidence, resilience, ambition, and many transferable skills that affect all areas of life.

Pittsfield Community Connection West Main Connection supporting young people who have been impacted by violence and gangs

Safe Spaces programs for LGBTQ+ youth and their families

Population(s) Served
Young adults
Adolescents
Children
Families
LGBTQ people

Family Supports meeting with families for support and education services

Family Networks working with the Department of Children and Families to strengthen families and identify resources

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) working on behalf of children to find a safe and healthy environment in a permanent home

Family Resource Center connecting families to services and activities in the community

Population(s) Served
Families
Caregivers
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people
Immigrants and migrants

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18 Degrees

Board of directors
as of 04/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Sheila Heffernon

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 4/26/2024

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Black/African American
Gender identity
Female

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