History

Louison House, Inc. is a private, 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that was established in 1990 by local agencies to address the issue of homelessness that had become more pervasive as a result of the economic decline in Northern Berkshire County during the 1980’s. Over the past twenty years, Louison House has provided homelessness prevention and housing services to over 3,500 individuals and families throughout Berkshire County.

A small fire occurred at Louison House in June of 2016.  As a result of the fire and extensive water damage to the property, residents were relocated to the Flood House, located at 149 Church Street North Adams.  The Flood House will be the base of operations of Louison House, Inc. and serve as the residence until the original residence is habitable.  It is anticipated that this could take up to six months to return to the Louison House in Adams.  Louison House Inc., their Board of Directors, and engaged community members are actively fundraising to off-set the costs associated with the damage.

Vision, Mission, Purpose, and Values

Organizational Vision

Our vision is to become a leader in creating a homeless-free community in Northern Berkshire County over the next 20 years.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to reduce homelessness and its causes in Northern Berkshire County.

Core Purpose

Providing Transitional and Permanent Housing Solutions for the Homeless

Core Values

Compassion: Louison House strives to show care and kindness for those who are in need.
Respect: Louison House prides itself on treating others as we like to be treated and that means always respecting people regardless of the circumstances or personal history.
Innovativeness: Louison House seeks to find unique approaches in addressing homelessness in our community.
Empowerment: Louison House aims to empower our clients by providing them with the skills, habits of mind, and tools to succeed on their own.
Collaboration: Louison House will always be open to working with a variety of partners in lessening the impact of homelessness in our community.
Financial Sustainability: Louison House has set out to rebuild an organization that provides services to our clients based on the financial resources that are available to us at a given time.