Annual Giving

For many, home is the most dangerous place to be. We know this too well in Berkshire County. In the past six years, we lost 11 women and children to domestic violence-related homicides from Clarksburg to Sheffield. In 2021, our rate of protection order filings was 53% higher than the state average.

COVID-19 has only heightened the risks. The very precautions we take to prevent the spread of COVID lead to increased danger. That is why we never closed our doors. From emergency shelter to free and confidential counseling, to meeting basic needs and helping with online hearings, our doors remained open and our staff available.Your donation truly makes a difference.

Your support helps us continue life-saving, life-changing services for survivors of domestic, dating and sexual violence in Berkshire County. Together with you, Elizabeth Freeman Center works toward a violence-free future where everyone can live authentically with safety and justice.

Give today for a better tomorrow.

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Thank you for considering a donation to Elizabeth Freeman Center.  Our work is possible because of generous support from people like you.

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  • $35 provides school supplies for a child in our shelter
  • $50 ensures that the next person who goes to the hospital after a sexual assault will be met there by an Elizabeth Freeman Center counselor providing immediate help and support
  • $100 helps us provide a night of emergency shelter and food for a family fleeing imminent danger
  • $500 funds a week of our famed violence prevention education with 50 middle school students
  • $1500 helps sustain one month of after-hours coverage for our 24/7 hotline, so that no one’s call for help goes unanswered


Child at Walk a Mile with a donations bucket.

To donate securely by credit card, click on the red button above, enter any donation amount you choose, and select Continue at the bottom left of the screen (under “Don’t Have a PayPal Account?”).  You will receive instant email confirmation from PayPal followed by a thank-you letter in the mail from us, complete with donation tax receipt information.  To donate by phone or mail, call us at (413) 499-2425.

Thank you!

Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Elizabeth Freeman Center is a 501 (c)(3) organization.  Elizabeth Freeman Center does not sell, trade, rent, or share donor contact information.



Interested in donating goods?

Families often flee violence with little other than the clothes they are wearing.  We welcome the donation of items that our shelter and clients are regularly in need of, including diapers, pans and dishes, new underwear, suitcases, and – come the holidays – gifts. Your contribution will help make a difference in someone’s life.

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Unfortunately, due to covid-19 and our limited storage space we may not be able to accept everything.  Please call  (413) 499-2425 if you would like to donate items and to find out if we can accept them.  Thank you!

Pictured here are Alan Cetti and his grandchildren, making a holiday donation on behalf of the Berkshire County Sheriff’s Department.