Resource Guide

(Worcester)


Click on the available links below to be directed to the website.

After School Programs

African Community Education Program (ACE)

484 Main Street, Suite 355, Worcester, 01609

508-459-2284

  • Homework tutoring and other culturally tailored extracurricular afterschool & summer programs for all immigrant students of African origin

AMPP (Arts and Music Police Partnership) at YOU, Inc.'s Worcester

Contact: Officer Justin Bennes - BennesJ@worcesterma.gov

508-688-7046

  • Youth ages 13-17 work with local musicians, artists, and police officers to create and develop their art.

Angel's Net Foundation

114 Main Street, Lower Level, Worcester, 01608

774-261-4232

Mailing Address: 360 West Boylston Street, Suite 213, West Boylston, 01583

  • Free afterschool program Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday for immigrant and refugee youth in grades 1-8

  • Services are virtual at this time

Big Brothers and Big Sisters

484 Main Street, Suite 360, Worcester, 01609

508-752-7868

  • Individualized mentoring for children facing adversity

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

65 Boys & Girls Club Way, Worcester, 01610 / 508-754-2686 or 508-753-3377

16 Laurel Street (Plumley Village), Worcester, 01608 / 508-754-5509

180 Constitution Ave., Worcester, 01605 / 508-459-3634

*Limited due to COVID*

  • Sports including basketball, swimming and boxing

  • Leadership Groups

  • Music program & Recording studio

  • Dance program

  • Yoga

  • Arts & Crafts

  • Technology / digital arts group

  • Eye glasses (for members of the Boy's & Girl's club)

  • Career Preparation

  • Kids Café, Monday-Friday

Open Sky Community Services

4 Mann Street, Worcester, 01602

508-755-0333 ext. 1142

  • Safe Homes: Drop-in center for LGBTQ youth ages 14-23

  • T-Time: support group for transgender and gender-nonconforming youth

  • PFLAG: support group for parents, families, and friends of the LGBTQ community

Broad Meadow Brook Conservation Center & Wildlife Sanctuary (Massachusetts Audubon Society)

414 Massasoit Road, Worcester, 01604

508-753-6087

  • Summer Day Camp

  • Nature programs for all ages

  • Sanctuary is FREE to Worcester residents

  • Trails open with social distancing guidelines

The Community Builders at Plumley Village

16 Laurel Street, Worcester, 01608

508-770-0508

  • Various after school and summer programs for residents of Plumley Village

  • Homework help

Creative Hub SPARK Arts

653 Main Street, Worcester, 01609

508-459-9188

email: laura@creativehubworcester.org

  • Arts-focused afterschool program for ages 6-14

  • Private pay or childcare voucher accepted

Friendly House

36 Wall Street, Worcester, 01604

508-755-4362

  • Afterschool programs, summer camp, basketball, and teen programs

Girls Inc.

125 Providence Street, Worcester, 01604

508-755-6455

  • K-6 Afterschool program, teen afterschool program, summer camp

Girl Scouts of Central and Western MA

115 Century Drive, Worcester, 01606

508-365-0115 or 413-584-2602

email: info@gscwm.org

  • Hybrid & Virtual - an online troop for girls in grades K-5, with an optional monthly in-person meeting

  • Girls will meet weekly with their troop online

  • If your girl is not able to attend the monthly, in-person meeting, an online meeting will mirror the in-person meeting.

  • Join now at gscwm.org

    • Membership is $35 for the year, financial assistance is available

Guild of St. Agnes

129 Granite Street, Worcester, 01605

508-756-8371

  • Programs take place at various school sites

  • School-age programs such as homework help, sports, and arts & crafts

HOPE Coalition (Healthy Options for Prevention and Education)

16 Shaffner Street, Worcester, 01605

508-793-7642

  • Citywide Youth-Adult Partnership: focusing on youth leadership, equality in education, mental health, and youth worker professional education

Jewish Community Center

633 Salisbury Street, Worcester, 01609

508-756-7109

  • Fitness and cultural programming

  • Summer camp and afterschool programs

Joy of Music Program

1 Gorham Street, Worcester, 01605

508-856-9541

  • Private instrumental & voice lessons and ensembles - now being offered virtually

Latino Educational Institute (LEI) of Worcester State University

537 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01602

508-798-6507

  • Various afterschool programs to support the educational attainment of Latino children and youth (K-16) and their families

LUK, Inc.

40 Southbridge Street, Worcester, 01608

1-800-579-0000 / 508-762-3200

  • TREK: Adventure based experiential learning activities for youth involved with DCF, DMH, and DDS

MAIN Idea

9 Irving Street, Worcester, 01609

508-202-1292

  • Programs taking place virtually at this time - mostly visual arts

  • Free arts-based teen, youth, and summer programs: visual art, dance, music, drama, and creative writing classes. Registration required

Marie Anne Center

236 Lincoln Street, Worcester, 01605

508-736-6986 / 508-425-9254

*MAY BE CLOSED DUE TO COVID. CALL FIRST*

Free after school programs Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-5:30pm. Closed when school is cancelled and for school vacations

  • Tutoring for grades 2-10 and computer learning lab

  • Music program on Mondays

  • Girls Circle for girls in grades 4-6

Pernet Family Health

237 Millbury Street, Worcester, 01601

508-755-1228

  • Youth group for middle and early high school aged youth (12-16), Tuesdays and Thursdays during the school year from 4:30pm- 6pm

  • Homework Club for elementary school aged youth (6-12), Mondays-Thursdays during the school year, 3pm-4:30pm

Rainbow Child Development Program

10 Edward Street, Worcester, 01605

508-791-6849

  • School age programs such as homework help, exercise, & fine arts

  • Additional programs at City View and Belmont Street Community Schools

The Assumption Center

16 Vineyard Street, Worcester, 01603

508-767-1356

Email: myra.assumption@gmail.com

MENTORING PROGRAM - All online

  • Child is matched with mentor for weekly 1 - on - 1 meeting (tutoring and mentoring)

  • Group meetings on Thursday afternoons (group activities with other children)

  • Spots available - Registration form available soon on http://assumptionsisters.org/mentoring

  • Program runs February through April

Saint Peter's Church

929 Main Street, Worcester, 01610

508-752-4674

  • Youth Basketball for ages 6-14

Salvation Army

640 Main Street, Worcester, 01609

508-756-7191

  • Bridging the Gap Program a free, 12-week life skills program for high risk youth ages 12-18

  • Kids Feast free afterschool program for grades 1-8, Monday-Thursday 2:30pm-6pm

Southeast Asian Coalition

484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, 01608

508-791-4373

  • "Youth Effect" afterschool and summer program for Southeast Asian youth ages 9-19

SWAGLY at AIDS Project Worcester

85 Green Street, Worcester, 01604

508-755-3773

  • Virtual due to COVID

    • Call or text - 774-578-0817

  • Group-in group for LGBTQ youth and their allies ages 11-14,every Monday from 5:30-7:30pm

  • For 15-18 year olds every Wednesday from 5:30-7:30pm

UMass Extension Program

120 Stafford Street, Worcester, 01603

508-831-1223

  • Call for information about 4-H Clubs for youth in Worcester area

WCCA TV

415 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

508-755-1880

  • Afterschool and summer youth media literacy and TV production programs

  • Worcester's home for community television/media

    • The place where Worcester residents and beyond come to Learn, Create, and Connect through a fully loaded HD TV production facility with a mission dedicated to empowering community through electronic media

The City of Worcester Recreation Worcester Programs

508-799-1328

  • Recreation Worcester is continuing to provide free virtual opportunities with Rec Woo Online!

    • For youth to engage in arts, academics, and athletics online with our Youth Workers

    • Open to all Worcester school age children grades 2-6

  • Youth On Site is an in person, outreach-based program, aiming to engage 10-17 year old at local parks

    • Programming encourages youth leadership while promoting positive public health practices and awareness around the COVID-19 pandemic

    • FREE six-week summer recreation program located at 10 park locations for ages 7-13

Worcester Housing Authority

Learning Center

  • After School Homework support programs. Focus on skill acquisition and homework help

  • Program runs Monday through Thursday from 2:30-5pm

  • Snack and meal provided daily

  • Children grades 2-8

Worcester Music Academy

9 Irving Street, Worcester, 01609

508-635-6900

  • Private music lessons, classes, and ensembles

  • Currently offering online lessons, and ensembles

  • Classes are currently online

Worcester Youth Center

326 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01602

508-791-4702

*Services are virtual at this time*

  • Meeting on a daily basis in groups and also by appointments

  • Register for groups at - https://worcesteryouthcenter.org/2020/08/26/wyc-virtual-programs/

  • Ages 14-24

  • Social, recreational and education programs for youth

  • High School Equivalency

    • Self-paced study program leading to HiSET certification and connections to higher education

  • Work Readiness Courses

    • 20 Hour courses leading to completion of work readiness portfolio

    • May include subsidized paid employment

    • Facebook and Twitter pages updated daily with monthly schedules and coming events

Yes We Care at Belmont AME Zion Church

55 Illinois Street, Worcester, 01610

774-303-0717

  • OPEN and working remotely

  • Yes We Care mentoring and tutoring program for grades K-6

  • The Debutantes of Central Massachusetts Program to education and inspire the personal growth of young ladies who live within Central Massachusetts

YMCA of Central Massachusetts

766 Main Street, Worcester, 01610 / 508-755-6101 ex. 1263

email eojeda@ymcaofcm.org

75 Shore Drive, Worcester, 01606 / 508-852-6694

  • Summer Programs contact Connor Marc-Aurele ex.2256 or cmarcaurele@ymcaofcm.org

  • Teen Programs from 2-8pm and contact John Brown ex.6101 or jbrown@ymcaofcm.org

  • Access to pool and wellness center

  • Remote Learning for K-9 contact Connor Marc-Aurele

YWCA of Central Massachusetts

1 Salem Square, Worcester, 01608

508-767-2505

  • Youth Way-to-Go: afterschool enrichment program for grades 1-8, Mondays-Fridays, 2:30pm-5:30pm

  • Youth memberships for ages 6-17

  • Snow Squad for grades 1-8, 9am-4pm on days when Worcester Public Schools are closed

  • Learning 4 Fun afterschool program for ages 5-12 at Roosevelt and Wawecus Road Elementary Schools

  • Camp Wind-in-the-Pines during summer

Budget and Credit Repair/Identity Theft

American Consumer Credit Counseling

1-800-769-3571

  • Credit, bankruptcy, housing, and student loan counseling

  • Debt Management

  • Financial education

Angel's Net Foundation

114 Main Street, Lower Level, Worcester, 01608 / 360 West Boylston St, Suite 213, West Boylston, 01583

508-304-1332

  • Financial planning and budgeting

  • Programs are taking place virtually at this time

Yes We Care at Belmont AME Zion Church

55 Illinois Street, Worcester, 01610

508-754-4539

  • Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University

    • A 9-week program that teaches you how to make the right money decisions to achieve your financial goals

    • Call for costs/ visit website: www.daveramsey.com/fpu

  • Dave Ramsey's Legacy Journey

Money Management International

1-866-531-3442

  • Credit, foreclosure, homebuyer, bankruptcy, student loan, and reverse mortgage counseling

  • Debt Management

  • Representative Payee Program

  • Financial education

Neighborhood Assistance Corporation of America (NACA)

64 Madison Street, Worcester, 01608

617-250-6222

  • Budget & Credit counseling

RCAP Solutions

191 May Street, Worcester, 01602

1-978-630-6772

email: hcec@rcapsolutions.org

  • Budget & Credit counseling

Worcester Community Action Council: Bank on Worcester County

484 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, 01608

508-754-1176 ext. 169

  • Seeks solutions to increase access and decrease barriers to conventional financial institutions through the development of safe and affordable products and options

Bullying & Cyberbullying

Cash Assistance

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

50 SW Cutoff, Worcester, 01604

1-877-382-2363 / 508-767-3100

  • TAFDC: Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children (TAFDC) provides cash assistance, health insurance, and employment support to eligible families with children under 18 (including teen parents and pregnant parents if the child is due in less than 4 months)

  • EAEDC: Emergency Aid to Elders, Disabled and Children (EAEDC) provides cash assistance and health insurance to eligible individuals who are not receiving TAFDC, SSI, or other similar benefits

    • For individuals who cannot work due to a disability

    • For individuals caring for a disabled person living in their household who needs constant care and who would be in an institution without someone to provide the care

    • Individuals who are participating in a Mass Rehab Commission Program

    • If you are over 65 and waiting for SSI payments to begin

    • If you are caring for an unrelated child

    • If you are ineligible for SSI and meet all other EAEDC eligibility requirements

  • DTA Connect App

MA Department of Revenue

1-800-332-2733

Social Security Administration

51 Myrtle Street, Worcester, 01608

1-866-331-9069 / 1-800-325-0778 / 1-800-772-1213

*DUE TO COVID-19 NO WALK-INS WITHOUT AN APPOINTMENT AND APPOINTMENTS ARE LIMITED FOR DIRE ISSUES ONLY*

  • Retirement and disability benefits, replacement social security cards, and more

  • Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays - 9am-4pm and Wednesdays 9am-12pm

  • You can access many services and apply for benefits online

SOAR

1-518-439-7415 ext. 2

  • Initiative designed to increase access to SSI/SSD for eligible individuals who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or co-occurring substance use disorder

Child Care

Child Care Resources

799 West Boylston Street, Worcester, 01606

508-796-1821 or 508-796-1829

email: Marybeth Brown - marbrown@sevenhills.org (English) 508-796-1838

Martha Gonzalez - evgonzalez@sevenhills.org (Spanish) 508-796-1822

Martha Orton - morton@sevenhills.org (Portuguese & English) 508-796-1840

  • Appointments are virtual at this time

  • Resource and referral services to assist families in locating affordable, quality child care programs

  • Referrals to licensed day care providers for families receiving DTA (TAFDC) benefits: must get referral from worker first (508-767-3100)

  • Waiting list for financial assistance for income-eligible families

Department of Early Education and Care

1-617-988-6600

Worcester Public Schools / Head Start

770 Main Street, Worcester

508-799-3608 or 508-799-3225

  • Preschool program for children ages 3 and 4

  • Must meet Federal Income Guidelines and be a Worcester resident

  • Available on a lottery basis at some schools

  • Children must reside in Worcester and be 4 years old by Dec. 31

Early Childhood Central

  • A great website with more childcare information

  • Online directory of licensed child care programs, including family day care and center based providers

Childcare Options for Low Income Private Pay Clients

  • Guild of St. Agnes - 508-755-2238

    • Several Locations

  • Rainbow Child Development Center - 508-791-6849

    • 10 Edward Street, Worcester, 01605

  • Webster Square Day Care - 508-756-3567

    • 1048 Main Street, Worcester, 01610

  • Worcester Comprehensive Education & Care - 508-852-3792

    • Several Locations across the city

  • YWCA - 508-791-3181

    • 1 Salem Sq., Worcester, 01608

City Government Directory

Assessing

City Hall

455 Main Street, RM 209

508-799-1098

Cable Service

City Hall (Basement)

508-799-1387

City Clerk (Birth certificates, marriage licenses, etc.)

City Hall, RM 206

508-799-1121

City Council

City Hall, RM 207

508-799-1049

City Manager

City Hall, RM 306

508-799-1175

Elder Affairs, Worcester Senior Center

128 Providence Street, Worcester

508-799-1232

Elections

City Hall, RM 209

508-799-1134

Fire Headquarters

141 Grove Street, Worcester

508-799-3473

Human Resources

City Hall, RM 109

508-799-1030

Human Rights and Disabilities

City Hall, RM 101

508-799-8486

  • Discrimination of Protected Classes Complaints, Worcester Fair Housing Project, Consumer Rights Program, Free Simultaneous Interpretation Equipment Loans

Inspectional Services (Building, Housing, Health Inspection)

25 Meade Street, Worcester

508-799-1198

Mayor

City Hall, RM 305

508-799-1153

Police

911 Lincoln Square, Worcester

911 (emergency calls)

508-799-8606 (Non-emergency calls)

Pothole Repair Hotline

508-754-9696

Public Health

25 Meade Street, Worcester

508-799-8531

Public Works and Parks

76 East Worcester Street, Worcester

508-929-1300

Collector of Taxes/ Parking Administrator

City Hall, RM 203

Taxes - 508-799-1075

Parking Tickets - 508-799-8656

Veterans Services

City Hall, RM 101

508-799-1041

Division of Youth Opportunities

128 Providence Street, RM 322, Worcester

508-799-1328

Clothing & Furniture

Abby's House Thrift Store

52 High Street, Worcester

508-756-5486 ext. 212

  • Monday - Thursday - 10am to 2pm / Fridays CLOSED / Saturdays 10am to 1pm

  • Help ensure the safety of everyone, customers must wear masks and adhere to social distancing guidelines while shopping in the Thrift Shop

  • Currently unable to take accept donations

Andy's Attic

South High School

170 Apricot Street, Worcester

508-735-8507

  • Student-run non-profit that distributes clothing for students and families

  • Hours: Monday through Friday from 7:30am to 1pm

  • NOT open during Holidays or Worcester Public School Vacations

  • NO walk-in orders

    • Fill out an order form online

Catholic Charities

10 Hammond Street, Worcester

508-798-0191

Donations with Dignity

68 Maple Street, Spencer, 01562

1-339-222-9209

  • Clothing community closet for kids in care and any child in need

  • Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays 6pm-8pm

Donations Clearinghouse of Central MA Housing Alliance

6 Institute Road, Worcester, 01609

508-752-5519 ext. 105

  • For families and individuals moving out of shelter to permanent housing, victims of fire, those fleeing domestic violence, DCF reunification, and Elders at risk

  • Referral from a caseworker is required

Dress For Success Worcester

484 Main Street, Suite 110. Worcester (Denholm Building)

508-796-5660

Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm; Appointment Only

  • Providing professional attire, a network of support, and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life

Faith Boutique of Christ Baptist Church

24 Granby Road, Worcester, 01604

508-799-9101

  • Free clothing and diapers

Friendly House, Inc.

36 Wall Street, Worcester

508-755-4362

Goodwill Store

25 Park Ave, Worcester

508-752-4042

Habitat for Humanity ReStore

640 Lincoln Street, Worcester

508-439-7655 / 508-799-9259 ext. 126

Household Goods Inc.

530 Main Street, Acton, 01720

1-978-635-1710

  • NO WALK-INS

  • To receive donations a referral must be submitted online from a social service agency, government agency, housing authority, place of worship etc.

  • All visits to Household Goods are by confirmed appointment only

  • Clients must come during the designated time. If you cannot keep your appointment, you or your advocate must call us at 1-978-635-1710 ext. 3 as soon as possible to cancel. Agency contacts can also email us with this information

  • You must come prepared to take the furniture and household items with you. A rental truck is the best option for most people. We cannot reserve your household items. All items are used, donated by the community

Laundry Love

540 Southbridge Street, Worcester

2nd Thursday of the month, 5pm-8pm

508-353-2099

The Little Store

242 Canterbury Street, Worcester, 01603

508-831-7455

Neighbors Closet at Christian Community Church

108 Beacon Street, 2nd Floor, Worcester, 01610

508-304-6023

*CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19*

Monday and Wednesday, 10am-2pm; Tuesdays and Thursdays appointment only

Problem Pregnancy

495 Pleasant Street, Worcester, 01609

1-888-310-7217 / 508-507-8378

  • Baby clothing 0-12 months and other items

  • At 36 weeks of pregnancy receive a layette set for baby (blankets, clothing, burp clothes etc.)

  • Hours: Wednesdays 10am-3:30pm

Salvation Army

72 Cambridge Street, Worcester, 01603

508-799-0528

Savers

490 Lincoln Street, Worcester, 01605

508-853-3653

Stepping Up 4 Men

340 Main Street, Suite 865 (8th Floor), Worcester, 01608

774-823-3334 / 774-633-7366

email: beautifulsoulsinc@gmail.com

  • Provides gently-used, quality business, casual, and industrial attire for interview, court, graduation, job search, and employment to low-income youth and men

  • Referrals from agencies and organizations (referral form and agency registration forms are online

Community Involvement

Black Families Together

email: blackfamiliestogether@gmail.com

  • Raising the voices of people of color in the Worcester Community

HOPE Coalition

16 Shaffner Street, Worcester

508-793-7642

  • Citywide Youth-Adult Partnership focusing on youth leadership, equality in education, mental health, and youth worker professional education

Neighborhood Crime Watch Meetings and WPD Community Meetings

508-799-8664

  • Address "quality of life" issues that exist in our neighborhoods, business districts, parks, and other public places, including fear of crime and crime

Massachusetts Women of Color Coalition

email: massachusettswocc@gmail.com

  • Dedicated to eradicating the racial inequalities among women of color created by structural, institutional, interpersonal, and internalized racism

Jobs with Justice Parent Program PUMA (Parents Union of MA)

973-680-2737

email: Nelly Medina - nelly@massjwj.net

  • To support equitable and full funded schools which are responsive to parent input and student feedback

The Latino Empowerment and Organizing Network (LEON)

  • A multi-sectorial coalition of Worcester Latino leaders that seeks to support initiatives leading to improving the lives of Latinos and their communities in the city of Worcester

Protegete Latino Encontra del Coronavirus

774-239-6584

  • Latinos are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 and this effort aims to assist Latino families

Regional Environmental Council

9 Castle Street #1, Worcester, 01610

508-799-9139

  • Brings people together to build healthy, sustainable, and just communities across Worcester through community farmers markets, youth programs, community gardens, and more

Stone Soup

4 King Street, Worcester, 01610

  • Builds grassroots power by connecting and enriching groups and individuals in our communities who are working for social justice in Worcester

Women In Action

508-369-2572

  • Works to increase the range of opportunities, activities, skills, roles, and rights available to women by encouraging the fullest use and development of women's abilities and resources

  • Provides a place for women to meet as individuals and in groups

Worcester Community Connections Coalition of YOU, Inc

484 Main Street, Suite 460, Worcester, 01608

508-796-1411

  • A parent-led coalition working to support Worcester families by bringing out the voices of residents in the planning for local resources, ensuring that services meet the needs of the people, and working to improve the lives of local families

Worcester Interfaith

111 Park Ave, Worcester

508-755-6143

email: info@worcester-interfaith.org

  • Builds bridges between congregational and community leaders and across religious, social economic, racial and ethnic boundaries to accomplish much in the areas of jobs, neighborhood improvements, public safety, education and youth, and draw attention to the disproportionate ways in which these issues affect low-income and minority populations

Worcester Roots

4 King Street, Worcester, 01610

508-343-0035

email: infor@worcesterroots.org

  • A collective of youth and adult organizers on a mission to create opportunities for economic, social and environmental justice

  • Sprouting up co-operatively run and green projects and initiatives

CORI and Re-Entry

Community Legal Aid: CORI and Re- Entry Project

405 Main Street, 4th Floor, Worcester, 01608

1-800-649-3718

  • Supports people who have a criminal background in addressing legal barriers to becoming self-sufficient and successfully reintegrating into society

  • Criminal record sealing, appealing housing denials, and informing individuals about their rights

Dismas House

30 Richards Street, Worcester, 01603

508-799-9389

  • Reconciles former prisoners to society, and society to former prisoners, through the development of a supportive community

MassHireWorcester Career Center - Bar None Clinic

340 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, 01608

508-799-1600 ex. 658

  • Employment assistance for individuals with a criminal record

  • Bar None Legal Clinic

Straight Ahead Ministries

791 Main Street, Worcester, 01610

508-753-8700

  • Offers a variety of programs and services for youth as they leave the juvenile justice system and transition back into their communities

Disability Resources

Center for Living and Working

484 Main Street, Suites 345 & 480, Worcester

508-798-0350

Helps people with disabilities learn to live more independently by providing one-to-one services to individuals in their homes.

  • Independent Living Services (peer counseling, advocacy, skills, training, and information & referral)

  • Personal Care Management Program

  • One Care Long Term Supports and Services Coordination

  • Youth Services Programming: Transition to Adulthood Program

  • Youth Services Programming: Internship Program

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services

  • Aging and Disability Resources Consortium: Options Counseling

  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Access Consulting

  • Specialized Telephone Equipment Program

  • Monthly Housing Workshop

  • Monthly Spinal cord Injury Networking Group

CENTRO Multicultural Family Support Center

11 Sycamore Street, Worcester, 01608

508-798-1900 ext. 243

  • Funded by the MA Department of Developmental Services

  • Provides information and support services to developmentally disabled clients and their families

Dept. of Public Health Children & Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program

1-800-882-1435

Information & Referral and Care Coordination for parents who have children with complex medical needs

  • For families with children ages birth-22

Disabilities Resources Network at JF&CS

781-693-5640

email: drn@jfcsboston.org

  • A free information and referral and consultation service

  • Helps families, professionals, and people with a wide range of disabilities

Easterseals

484 Main Street #600, Worcester, 01608

508-757-2756 / 1-800-244-2756

  • Disability Resource Center

  • Assistive Technology

  • Job Training & Employment Services

  • Rehab Services

  • Youth transition services

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis

Genesis Club

274 Lincoln Street, Worcester, 01605

508-831-0100

  • Assists individuals with a mental illness to attain employment, housing, education, wellness, friendships and socialization skills

  • Through a 'work-ordered-day', members work side by side with staff to run the club. Helps rebuild a rhythm and structure to their lives

  • People who attend clubhouses are shown to have better social networks, fewer psychiatric symptoms and fewer hospitalizations

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

50 SW Cutoff, Worcester, 01604

508-754-1757

  • Assists people with disabilities to find, retain, or train for employment consistent with their skills and abilities

  • Referrals can be made in person, by telephone, or by attending 10am orientation on Wednesdays

Mass Sibling Support Network

1-617-807-0558

  • Support for siblings of people with disabilities

Open Sky Community Services

4 Mann Street, Worcester, 01602

508-755-0333

  • Supports adults with developmental and intellectual disabilities who are referred by DDS (day services, employment services, and residential services)

  • Adult Family Care

  • Brain Injury Programs

  • Care Management and Coordination

RCAP Solutions Home Modification Loan Program

Provides loans to make modifications to primary, permanent residences for elders, adults with disabilities and families with children with disabilities

  • Assists individuals with a mental illness to attain employment, housing, education, wellness, friendships and socialization skills

  • Members help run the clubhouse

RE-quipment

P.O. Box 311, Methuen, 01844

1-800-261-9841

  • A durable medical equipment (DME) re-use program offering free refurbished wheelchairs, scooters, shower chairs and more to adults, children, and elders living in Massachusetts. Accepts donations of DME

Seven Hills

81 Hope Ave, Worcester, 01603

508-755-2340

  • Services for Adults and Children with Developmental Disabilities & Brain Injuries

Greater Worcester Family Support Center

799 West Boylston Street, Worcester, 01606

508-796-1850

    • Funded by the MA Department of Developmental Services

    • Information and referral and one-on-one support in accessing resources for individuals with disabilities

    • Parent Networking

    • Shared Living & Adult Family Care

    • Transition to Adulthood support

UMass Medical School Eunice Kennedy Shrive Center

55 Lake Ave North, S3-301, Worcester, 01655

774-455-6562

  • INDEX: provides information and referral for people with disabilities in Massachusetts

  • Autism Insurance Resource Center

    • 774-455-4056 / 1-800-642-0249

    • Information and referral on issues related to insurance coverage for autism related treatments and services

Viability

65 James Street, Suite 10, Worcester, 01603

508-755-5387

  • Provides supported employment, education and living services to people with disabilities

  • Adult Foster Care

  • Brain Injury recreation program and support

Children With Special Needs

Family Ties of Massachusetts

67 Forest Street, STE 100, Marlborough, 01752

1-617-695-7426 / 800-905-8437

Provides information and emotional support to parents who have a child with a disability, chronic illness or special needs.

  • Includes a Parent-To-Parent support program

  • Central Directory for Early Intervention

Federation for Children with Special Needs

529 Main Street, Suite 1M3, Boston, 02129

1-800-331-0688 / 1-617-236-7210

email: info@fcsn.org

  • Provides information, support, and assistance to parents of children with disabilities, their professional parents, and their communities. We are committed to encouraging full participants in community life by all people, especially those with disabilities. Includes info on transitional age planning

MA Dept. of Public Health Community Resource Line

1-800-882-1435

  • Information & Referral and Care Coordination for parents who have children with complex medical needs

PPAL: Parent/Professional Advocacy League

21 Cedar Street, Worcester, 01609

508-767-9725

email: info@ppal.net

  • Help in accessing treatments, services and supports

  • Individual and Public Advocacy

  • Support Groups

  • Teen Youth Group

  • Young adults group

  • Parents support group

  • Information exchange on education, legal and policy issues

  • NOTE: Call for list of Free Legal Resources for people with disabilities

Autism Resources Center of Central MA (ARC) - part of HMEA

712 Plantation Street, Worcester, 01605

508-835-4278

email: autism@hmea.org

  • Information and referral service for children and families affected by Autism, Asperger's or other related disorders

  • Family activities, classes & support groups

Autism Allies

560 Boston Turnpike, Shrewsbury, 01545

508-443-0018 / Español 508-443-4528

  • Functional Behavioral Assessments, Home Based ABA Sessions and Parent Training

  • Provide afterschool services and intensive day services

  • Social group

Autism Insurance Resource Center (of the UMass Medical School Shriver)

1-800-642-0249

  • Information & referral on issues related to insurance coverage for autism related treatments and services

Diamond is the Sky

15 Jamesbury Drive, Worcester, 01609

774-823-5016

  • Social activities and programs for people of all ages and special needs and their families

HMEA

508-835-4278

  • Services in school, at work, at home and in the community for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities

  • Intensive Family flexible support (ages 3-22)

  • Employment, independent living services, etc.

Mass Family Voices

1-800-331-0688 ex. 301

email: massfv@fcsn.org

  • Fill out an intake form online at - https://fcsn.org/mfv

  • Families helping families access and advocate for quality health care for children with special health care needs

  • Provides assistance with health care financing options, and referrals to health related programs and resources for children and youth with special health care needs

  • Provides workshops on Healthcare Financing, Applying for CBHI as well as other relevant health related topics

Massachusetts Advocates for Children

25 Kingston Street, #2F, Boston, 02111

1-617-357-8431 ex. 3224 or ex. 3237 en espanol

  • Help for children who are facing barriers to receiving educational supports and services to which they are legal entitled

Massachusetts Families Organizing for Change (MFOFC)

774-855-6001

email: mfofc@mfofc.org

  • Advocacy and leadership training in pursuit of high quality individualized community support for people with disabilities and their families

Domestic & Sexual Violence Resources

YWCA Central MA Domestic Violence Services

1 Salem Sq., Worcester, 01608

508-755-9030 24/7 Hotline

Live chat: www.ywcahelp.com

  • Court advocacy

  • Support groups for adults, teens, and children

  • Deaf and Hard of Hearing Healthy Relationships Support group

  • Individual short-term advocacy and counseling for adults and children

  • Confidential Emergency Shelter

  • Community Education / Domestic Violence Education classes

  • Economic Empowerment Workshops

  • W.I.N. Program: 508-799-8610

  • Partnership between YWCA and Worcester Police Department

  • Advocate for people listed as domestic violence victims with the WPD

  • Safe Plan Advocates: 508-831-2168

  • Support with filling harassment and restraining orders at Worcester District Court (225 Main Street, Worcester)

W.I.N. Program

508-799-8610

  • Partnership between YWCA and Worcester Police Department

  • Advocate for people listed as domestic violence victims with the WPD

SafeLink Hotline

1-877-785-2020

  • A 24-hour live response in English, Spanish, and TTY

  • Translation in 130 languages

  • Crisis Intervention, safety planning, support, information and referrals

  • Access to emergency shelter statewide

DTA Domestic Violence Unit

50 SW Cutoff, Worcester

1-877-382-2363

*Working remotely at this time*

Worcester Domestic Violence Specialist - 508-767-3115

Southbridge DTA Domestic Violence Specialist - 508-765-2426

Fitchburg DTA Domestic Violence Specialist - 978-665-8713

DTA Central Region Coordinator - 508-661-6627

  • Support in accessing community resources

  • Support in safety planning and financial stability planning

  • Domestic Violence waiver: allows more time to comply with TAFDC rules

Community Healthlink Victims Services

335 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01602

508-791-3261

  • Individual, family, and group therapy for victims - parents and children - for ongoing longer term care

  • Provide case management advocacy

  • Have Spanish, Portuguese and other languages via visual relay translation including the deaf and hard of hearing

New Hope Inc.

22-24 Park Ave, Worcester

508-753-3146

  • RESPECT Batterer's intervention Program

  • The MJ Leadenham Family Visitation Center / Fees based on income

  • 24 hour hotline: 1-800-323-4637

Spectrum's Prevention of Abuse and Violence through Education (P.A.V.E.) program

585 Lincoln Street, Worcester

508-854-3320

Intake - 1-800-464-9555 ex1151

  • A 40-week psycho-educational program designed for men and women who batter their partners

New Worcester ACTS

774-804-1812

  • Support for children under 10 who have been exposed to domestic or community violence & their families


Sexual Violence Resources

LIFT (Living in Freedom Together)

774-243-6025

  • Provides support services for survivors of prostitution and Commercial Sexual Exploitation of all ages, races, and genders

  • Youth Outreach and Advocacy Program (Mentoring for at risk

  • Peer support, court advocacy, healthcare, etc.

  • Jana's Place

    • Recovery home for women exiting prostitutions and recovery from substance use disorder

My Life My Choice

989 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, 02215

1-617-779-2179

  • Sexual Trafficking survivor mentoring program and other resources for victims ages 12-18

  • Fill out online form

National Human Trafficking Hotline

1-888-373-7888

Text "BeFree" to 233733

Pathways for Change, Inc. (Central Mass Rape Crisis Center)

588 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

508-852-7600

Hotline - 1-800-870-5905

Spanish Helpline - 1-800-223-5001

Video Phone for ASL - 508-502-7681

  • 24 hour hotline someone who has been sexually assaulted

  • Medical, Police, and Court Advocacy

  • Multicultural/Multilingual services provided in ASL, Spanish, etc.

UMass Child Protection Program

55 Lake Ave., North, Worcester

774-442-6629

  • Medical & Mental Health Screening of victims

  • Addresses issues surrounding child abuse identification, child protection and the prevention of child mistreatment in Central MA

SANE Program

781-379-2378

  • Provides trauma-informed, expert forensic nursing care to sexual assault patients across the lifespan

  • Services: Forensic evidence collection/ Medication for STI, pregnancy and HIV prophylaxis/ Trauma informed care

  • Collaborates with other resources such as rape crisis centers for advocates, CPP, and other resources necessary for follow up

Education

Worcester Public Schools Parent Information Center

768 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

508-799-3450

  • Hours year round - Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4pm

  • Head Start

  • K to 6th Grade

  • Middle & High Schools

Parent Professional Advocacy League - Worcester Chapter

508-767-9725

Federation for Children with Special Needs

1-800-331-0688

Worcester Public Schools Transportation Office

508-799-3152

Worcester Public Schools Directory

Quadrant Managers

508-799-3499

Deputy Superintendent

508-799-3644

School Superintendent

508-799-3177

School Committee

508-799-1153

508-799-3032


Employment & Training

MassHire Central - Worcester Career Center

340 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, 01608

508-799-1600

  • OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC, BUT SERVICES ARE REMOTE

  • NOTE: All individuals MUST START by attending their Career Center Orientation Seminar; Offered Monday-Thursday, 1:30pm and Tuesdays-Thursdays 9am;

  • CALL 508-799-1600 ex601 to schedule to attend

  • Services Provided

    • Career Counseling & Referrals to job openings

    • Job search skill development

    • Services to help people stay employed

    • On the job training program

    • New Leaf Program for individuals with a CORI background & Bar None Legal Clinic

    • Roy Lucas, Youth Specialist ex688

    • Volunteer Connections Program (VCP): allows job seekers to fill employment/skills gaps, network and build confidence through short-term volunteer opportunities with local non-profit organizations. Contact Wendy Gould, ex640

    • Veterans Services

    • Unemployment navigation help

    • Medical Office Services training program in collaboration with Worcester Public Schools. Contact John Trainor at 508-799-3092

    • Online Computer Training program

    • List of job training opportunities

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA) Employment & Training Program for DTA clients

50 SW Cutoff, Worcester

508-767-3100

  • For TAFDC families (receiving cash benefits) inquire about attending an Employment Services Program Orientation held every Tuesday from 10am-Noon and Thursdays from 1pm-3pm

  • Clients may be eligible for childcare, training opportunities, job search assistance and travel reimbursement

  • Call Kendall Molina - 508-767-3106 or

  • Call Arianna Curet - 508-767-3191

Ascentria Care Alliance

11 Shattuck Street, Worcester, 01605

774-243-3900

  • Employment assistance for refugees and immigrants

  • Trade preparation programs for students enrolled in ESOL

  • Microenterprise Development

American Red Cross Healthcare Training

2000 Century Drive, Worcester, 01606

508-595-3700

  • Nurse Assistant Training and Home Health Aide Program

  • Reading test & orientation needed for all healthcare programs

Boys & Girls Club

65 Boys & Girls club way, Worcester, 01610

508-754-2686

  • Career Launch program for teens

  • Job ready (includes resume writing, interview skill workshops, job application assistance etc.)

  • Lifeguard Certification Program (when available; teens become first aid/CPR certified PLUS lifeguard certified)

  • Kids Café Server Program - teens are trained for food safety and serving; they become Safe Serve certified; volunteer approximately 10 hours a week serving dinner to approximately 200 kids per night Community Service Projects

CENTRO

11 Sycamore Street, Worcester, 01610

508-798-1900

  • Case management support with job search such as assistance with job applications, citizenship paperwork, translation, etc.

Dress For Success Worcester

484 Main Street, Suite 110

508-796-5660

  • Programs are virtual due to COVID-19

  • Work readiness programs and financial literacy workshops

  • Professional Women's Group

  • Professional attire and suiting by appointment, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-2pm

  • Receives online referrals from agencies

Easterseals

484 Main Street, #600, Worcester, 01608

508-757-2756

1-800-244-2756

  • Disability Resource Center

  • Assistive Technology

  • Job Training & Employ Services

  • Rehab Services, etc.

  • Youth transition services

  • Applied Behavioral Analysis

The Community Builders at Plumley Village

16 Laurel Street, Worcester, 01608

508-770-0508

  • Computer lab and job resource center

  • Education and vocational training for Plumley Village residents

Friendly House

36 Wall Street, Worcester, 01604

508-755-4362

  • Job fairs, limited free faxing and copying, and resume writing

Job Corps

Admission: 250 Commercial Street, Suite 310, Worcester

508-890-1999

Training Center Located at: 100 Pine Street, N. Grafton, 01536

  • Education and job training program for youth ages 16-24

  • Mostly a residential program with a few commuter slots

Martin Luther King Jr. Opportunity Center and SMOC

237 Chandler Street, #2935, Worcester, 01609

508-756-6330

  • Offices are CLOSED due to COVID-19

  • SMOC Financial Services: Help for financially underserved entrepreneurs to start, stabilize, or grow their business through access to microloans and technical assistance

  • Green Jobs Academy: 508-626-7150 / 508-713-6060

Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, Inc. (MassEdCo)

484 Main Street, Suite 500, Worcester, 01608

508-754-6829 ex.3004

  • Educations Opportunity Center: Provides academic and career advising, post secondary education exploration & admissions and financial aid application assistance

  • Programs for Youth: Group workshops and individual advising to provide academic support, SAT/ACT prep, fee waivers, college search and application assistance, financial aid assistance

    • Educational Talent Search, GEAR UP, Collegiate Success Institute

    • On Our Way Program

      • Helps teen parents graduate from high school and continue their education

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commissions

359 Main Street, Worcester, 01606

508-754-1757

  • FIRST STEP IS TO APPLY FOR SERVICES

    • Call the main number or go online

    • OFFICES ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC DUE TO COVID-19

  • Assists people with disabilities to find, retain, or train for employment consistent with their skills and abilities

  • Referrals can be made in person or by telephone

  • They do the determination of a person's disability

  • Have a benefits specialist who can advise you about your SSA benefits

  • Do interest assessments to help guide you in your career path

  • Services for transition age youth ages 14 and up

Quinsigamond Community College Center for Workforce Development and Continuing Education

25 Federal Street, Worcester

508-751-7900

508-854-4453

email: cce@qcc.mass.edu

  • Provides low cost training programs that enable individuals to learn new skills that can be applied immediately on the job or utilized for future professional development

  • SNAP Path to Work: Free career training programs for people who receive SNAP

RCAP Solutions

191 May Street, Worcester, 01602

1-800-488-1969

  • Family Self-Sufficiency Program for section 8 housing choice voucher participants

  • Small business development and loan fund program

Stepping Up 4 Men

340 Main Street, Suite 865 8th Floor, Worcester, 01608

email: beautifulsoulsinc@gmail.com

774-823-3334

774-633-7366

  • Provides gently-used, quality business, casual, and industrial attire for interview, court, graduation, job search, and employment to low-income youth and men

  • Referrals from agencies and organizations (referral form and agency registration forms are online)

Training Resources of America (TRA)

390 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

508-753-2991

  • TRA's Worcester programming includes:

    • YouthBuild: Provides low-income, out-of-school youth, aged 16-24 with on-the-job, hands on construction skills training or Nurse Aid Training and HiSet preparation

    • Adult Basic Education/GED Prep: Meets the specific educational needs of adult students who have limited basic reading, language and math skills as well as those wishing to pursue HiSet

    • English for Speakers of Other Languages: Assists adult students who have limited English proficiency by meeting their specific educational needs

    • Career Pathways: ABE program with a manufacturing training component (for ages 16 and up)

    • SNAP Path to Work: Education, skills training, and work readiness preparation for Able bodied adults without dependents residing in Central MA

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.

484 Main Street, Suite 200, Worcester

508-754-1176 ex.234

  • Job & Education Center: for income eligible youth ages 17-24

    • Career Pathway Exploration & Navigation Programs: Topics include resume writing, mock interviews, job searching, and workplace culture

    • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA): Provides free tax return preparation service for income eligible individuals

    • Youth Employment & Professional Development Programs: 18 hours of work readiness training followed by 6-7 weeks of professional paid work experience

    • Project Excel & WINGS: HiSET and career pathway development programs for youth ages 16-25

    • Career Pathway Training: Programs that offer professional development through a certificate training program and employment assistance

Worcester House Authority (WHA)

40 Belmont Street, Worcester

  • Education, job placement and apprenticeship programs for residents of WHA / Resident Services

    • Call 508-635-3306

  • Resident Opportunities & Self Sufficiency (ROSS): Assistance, support, and referrals including HiSet/ESL programs, resume writing, employment applications

    • Call 508-635-3145

  • Family Self Sufficiency Program (FSS): A voluntary program to help federally aided (public housing and Section 8) residents reach economic self-sufficiency through education and employment services. FSS clients put aside money that would normally go to a rent increase and save it for their own future use

    • Call 508-635-3151

  • A Better Life Program (ABL): Families work with a case manager in this 5 year program to reach economic independence and self-sufficiency and even home ownership. ABL clients put aside money that would normally go to a rent increase and save it for their own future use

    • Call 508-635-3151

  • Elder Resident Opportunities & Self Sufficiency (ROSS): Coordinate services for elderly and/or disabled residents to better enable residents to reach and maintain their desired level of independence while aging in place

    • Call 508-340-5026

Worcester Jobs Fund

340 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, 01608

508-373-7641

email: LamoureuxK@masshirecentral.com

  • Connects Worcester residents with good jobs made available through development projects and job expansion activities

  • For low-income individuals ages 18+

  • Recent FREE job training programs offered include commercial driver's license, construction, call center, and EKG & phlebotomy training

Worcester Public Schools Adult Learning Center

24 Chatham Street, Worcester, 01608

508-799-3090

508-799-3170

  • HiSet, adult literacy, and ESOL classes

  • Employment training programs

Worcester Public Schools Night Life Continuing Education

1 Skyline Drive, Worcester, 01605

508-751-7612

  • Online Courses

  • Adult Career Technical Training

  • Lifelong Learning

  • Workforce Development

Worcester Youth Center

326 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01602

508-791-4702

  • Meetings are remotely on a daily basis in groups and also by appointments

  • For ages 14-24

  • High School Equivalency

    • Self-paced study program leading to HiSet certification and connections to higher education

  • Work Readiness Courses

    • 20-hour courses leading to completion of work readiness portfolio. May include subsidized paid employment depending on availability

YOU, Inc.

81 Plantation Street, Worcester, 01604

1-855-496-8462

Locations:

Worcester: 508-552-7303

Whitinsville: 508-266-2125

Milford: 508-473-2178

Webster: 508-552-7300

  • Career Pathways Program

    • The program provides students with the tools necessary to improve their academic performance, obtain their HiSet, matriculate to higher education, or become successful in a work environment. For those that have their high school equivalency, this program provides short term trainings in healthcare and Residential Child & Youth Care trainings. After completion of the occupational skills training, they will be placed in employment related to the training (for ages 16-24).

Food Assistance

AIDS Project of Worcester (APW)

85 Green Street, Worcester, 01604

508-755-3773 ex. 16

Distribution to APW clients only: Every Tuesdays & Thursdays 9am-11am

Carty Cupboard at Wesley United Methodist Church

114 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

508-791-4191

Wednesdays from 1pm-2:30pm

Catholic Charities Food Pantry

10 Hammond Street, Worcester, 01610

508-798-0191

Distribution: Monday through Friday, 11:30am-2:30pm

CENTRO

11 Sycamore Street, Worcester, 01608

508-798-1900 ex. 241

Distribution: Mondays & Wednesdays, 9am-1pm

Fountain of Life

23 Coral Street, Worcester, 01604

508-791-5555

Friendly House at Plumley Village

16 Laurel Street, Worcester, 01605

508-755-3989

Tuesdays 9am-4pm and Fridays 12pm-4pm

Friendly House Pantry

36 Wall Street, Worcester, 01604

508-755-4362

Distribution: Monday & Wednesdays, 12pm-4:30pm

Good Samaritan Food Pantry

39 Piedmont Street, Worcester, 01610

774-253-1619

Distribution: Fridays, 12am-2pm

Great Brook Valley Food Pantry (run by CENTRO)

176 Tacoma Street, Worcester, 01605

774-823-3722

Distribution: Tuesdays, 8:30am-1pm

Green Island Nhbd. Center / Via S. Worcester Nhbd Center

50 Canton Street, Worcester, 01610

508-753-4661

Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm

Jeremiah's Inn, Food Pantry

1059 Main Street, Worcester, 01603

508-755-6403

TEMPORARY CLOSED

John Street Baptist Church

43 John Street, Worcester, 01609

508-753-4991

Distribution is 2ND & 4TH Saturday from 10:30am to 12:30pm

Meals: Every other Saturday 10:30am-12pm

Also has emergency food box distribution at the same time

Loaves & Fishes Pantry

Unitarian Universalist Church of Worcester

90 Holden Street, Worcester, 01606

508-853-1942 ex.9

Distribution: 3rd Saturday of the month, 9am-11:30am

MASS. Veterans Food Pantry

69 Grove Street, Worcester, 01605

508-791-1213 ex. 10

2nd & 4th Thursday of every month from 10am to 4pm

The Mustard Seed

93 Piedmont Street, Worcester, 01609

508-754-7098

Pantry Hours: Monday - Saturday (summer) 5pm to 6:30pm

Monday - Saturday (winter) 4pm to 6:30pm

Orthodox Food Center-St. Spyridon Cathedral

102 Russell Street, Worcester, 01609

508-791-7326

Distribution: Saturday, 10am-12pm

Pernet Family Health Service

237 Millbury Street, Worcester, 01610

508-755-1228

Distribution: Tuesdays & Wednesdays 9am to 3pm

Plumley Village Food Pantry (Friendly House)

16 Laurel Street, Worcester, 01608

508-755-4362

Distribution: Tuesdays, 9am-4pm; Fridays, 12pm-4pm

Quinsigamond Village Community Center

16 Greenwood Street, Worcester, 01607

508-755-7481

Distribution: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursday, 9:30am-3pm; Fridays, 9:30am-12pm BY APPOINTMENT

Revival Church - Fountain of Life

23 Coral Street, Worcester, 01604

508-791-5555

Distribution: Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm

St. Anne's Human Services

130 Boston Turnpike Rd., Shrewsbury, 01545

508-799-4169

St. John's Church Soup Kitchen

44 Temple Street, Worcester, 01604

Soup Kitchen: Monday - Friday, 7am to 11am

Pantry: Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays 11am to 1pm

St. Oscar Romero / St. Paul's

19 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01609

508-799-4193 ex. 11

508-799-5009 for emergency

Tuesdays 9am to 11am / Thursdays 5pm to 7pm / and Saturdays 9am to 11am

St. Anthony's Pantry / Saint Vincent de Paul

Sacred Heart of Jesus Church

596 Cambridge Street, Worcester, 01610

508-753-2555 (call ahead)

Distribution: Thursdays 9:30am to 2:30pm & Saturdays 10am to 1pm BY APPOINTMENT

St. Peter's Church - Saint Vincent de Paul

929 Main Street, Worcester, 01610

508-752-4674

Distribution: Wednesdays, 11:30am -2:30pm

Call for emergency distribution

Salvation Army Citadel

640 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

508-756-7191

Distribution: Wednesdays & Thursdays, 10am-12pm & 12:45pm-2pm

Sally's Place: Drop-in center, hot meals, laundry, and showers: Monday-Friday 9am-2pm (Breakfast at 9am, Lunch at 11:45am) & Sundays 5pm to 6pm (Dinner at 4:30pm) **Please Call ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions**

South Worcester Neighborhood Center

47 Camp Street, Worcester, 01603

508-757-8344

Distribution: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays, 9am-1:30pm; Wednesdays, 11:30am-1:30pm **You must sign in to get food, proof of residency/address, and how many members in household; Can get food once a week; Masks required**

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

Veterans Inc.

69 Grove Street, Worcester, 01605

508-791-1213

Distribution: 1st and 3rd Thursday of every month, 10am-2pm

Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

199 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01609

508-796-7000

16 Laurel Street, Worcester, 01608

508-799-9392

Worcester Food Not Bombs

774-239-2670

Saturdays at 2pm

Behind CITY HALL

KIDS' MEAL SITES

Salvation Army / Kids Feast

*ON HOLD DUE TO COVID*

640 Main Street, Worcester, 01609

508-756-7191 ex. 230

Monday - Thursday 2:30pm to 6pm

  • For children in the 1st - 8th grade

  • Please come in to register first

Boys & Girls Club Kids Cafe

65 Tainter Street, 01610

508-753-3377

*ON HOLD DURING COVID*

email: fo@bgcworcester.org

Summer Eats

Call Project Bread - 1-800-645-8333

Text "meal" or "comida" to 877 877

Download the SummerEats App for IOS/Android

Fuel Assistance/ Heat

LIHEAP - The Worcester Community Action Council

484 Main Street, Denholm building), 2nd Floor, Worcester, 01608

*CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC. REMOTELY WORKING*

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm

email: liheap@wcac.net

508-754-1176 / 508-754-7281 24/hr line

  • Federally funded Low income Home Energy Assistance Program pays a portion of winter heating bills

  • Tenants or a homeowners

  • Any type of heat: oil, electric, gas, wood, etc.

  • First Time Applications can apply online November 1st - April 30th

  • Returning Applications can be done through the mail

The Salvation Army's Good Neighbor Energy Fund

*For people NOT ELIGBILE for fuel assistance*

640 Main Street, Worcester

508-756-7191

MASS SAVE

1-866-527-7283

  • A program to improve your home energy's performance, reduce your energy bills, maker your home more comfortable, and help you qualify for additional rebates and incentives

  • FREE Home energy assessments

  • Rebates, incentives, financing on lighting and appliance and heating and cooling system

Grandparents Rising Grandchildren

Finances:

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

50 SW Cutoff, Worcester, 01604

1-800-445-6604

508-767-3100

More information on website: https://www.masslegalhelp.org/income-benefits/tafdc/advocacy-guide/part2/q32-who-has-a-choice-to-be-in-the-assistance-unit

  • Grantee Relative Benefits

    • A special type of TAFDC (Transitional Aid to Families with Dependent Children)

    • Eligibility is based on child's income, NOT YOURS! DTA will explain

    • Bring copies of the guardianship paperwork, proof of residence, and ability to show relationship to child

Other benefits you may be eligible for:

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

199 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01609

Call 508-799-7000

16 Laurel Street, Worcester, 01608

Call 508-799-9392

19 Tacoma Street, #246, Worcester, 01605

Call 508-853-2904

  • If your grandchild is 5 years old and under

Social Security Administration

51 Myrtle Street, Worcester, 01608

1-866-331-9069

  • If either biological parents is deceased the child may be eligible for survivor benefits

  • If the grandchild has a medical or mental health disability they may qualify as well

MassHealth Insurance

*Contact the Department of Early Education and Care*

1-617-988-6600

  • Information about income-eligible childcare or daycare vouchers

  • NOTE: There is new eligibility for childcare for some Grandparents Raising their Grandchildren. Contact DTA office

Support:

Worcester Grandparents Support Groups

Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.

67 Millbrook Street, #100, Worcester, 01606

508-756-1545

  • Meetings held at the YWCA on the 2nd Monday of the month, 6pm-8pm

    • 1 Salem Sq., Worcester, 01608

    • Call 508-756-1545 ex.390

    • Registration required

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

*Massachusetts Commissions on the Status*

1-617-748-2454

email: Colleen.pritoni@state.ma.us

Court:

To obtain custody of your grandchild, go to the Probate Court where the child lives and request temporary guardianship. In order to get guardianship of the child, his or her parent(s) must consent, must be found to be unfit or must be unavailable. The Clerk's office will have the paperwork necessary to get you started. You should bring the child's birth certificate with you if you have it.

  • Temporary guardianship means temporary. The biological parents have a right to be heard and contest your request. The court will set a date for a hearing

  • If the Probate Court awards you permanent custody of your grandchild, know that permanent does not mean permanent. The biological parent may petition Probate Court in the future for custody of the child to return him/her

  • You do not need an attorney. If you have legal questions, there's an attorney-of-the-day at each court

  • If you do not have the child's birth certificate when you apply for custody, the court may allow you to file it in the future

  • It may be helpful to have a lawyer assist you. For lawyer referral call the Massachusetts Senior Legal Helpline: 1-800-342-5297

NOTE: If your grandchild is in the custody of DCF and you obtain custody in court - you may render yourself ineligible for the 'maintenance allowance', usually provided for Foster or Kinship Care. Please speak with DCF before you go into court

If DCF has custody of your grandchild, you have the right to ask to participant in a home study and have your grandchild placed with you as a kinship foster parent. If you become the child's foster parent, you should receive foster care payments. MassHealth for your grandchild, and other services. Contact the child's social worker as soon as possible for more information.

Health Care & Insurance

MassHealth:

MassHealth Connector

146 Main Street, Suite 101 & 102, Worcester, 01608

1-877-623-6765 Monday-Friday 8am-6pm

  • Residents with limited incomes may be eligible for MassHealth or ConnectorCare/Qualified Health Plans

MassHealth Enrollment Center

45 Spruce Street, Chelsea, Boston, 02150

1-800-841-2900

  • A basic health insurance program for Massachusetts children and teens under the age of 19 year's who are not eligible for MassHealth

Community Health Centers:

Provides access to affordable, integrated, comprehensive health care and social services, regardless of patients' ability to pay

Medicare:

*Most people age 65 or older are eligible for Medicare. You may also be eligible if you or your spouse worked in Medicare-covered employment and you are under 65 and disabled.

Call Medicare 1-800-633-4227 / TTY call 1-617-486-2048*

Massachusetts Dept. of Public Health

25 Meade Street, Worcester

508-799-8531

  • For information on where to immunize your children

  • Immunizations are also available at Worcester Public Schools Parent Information Center

    • 508-799-3194

UMass Memorial Ronald McDonald Care Mobile

*TEMPORARY CLOSED UNTIL SPRING*

119 Belmont Street, Worcester

508-334-6073

  • A mobile health care unit that stops at 10 community sites

  • Call for locations

  • Provides preventive

FREE WALK-IN HEALTH CLINICS:

*For more information go to: www.worcesterfreeclinics.org *

AIDS Project of Worcester (APW) John McKee Care Center

85 Green Street, Worcester, 01604

508-755-3773

Call ahead

  • No insurance needed

  • STD (sexual transmitted disease and hepatitis C treatment, detox referrals, needle exchange, bleach kits, condoms, Narcan refills, etc.

Epworth United Methodist Church

64 Salisbury Street, Worcester, 01609

508-752-2376

In-person visits Mondays 6pm-8pm

Telephone & videos visits are available / Connect with webcam during clinic hours: Monday - Thursday 6pm-8pm

  • Acute and chronic medical concerns

  • Medication refills

  • Health screenings

India Society of Worcester Center's Free Health Stop

152 Main Street, Shrewsbury, 01545

508-842-9795

Wednesdays 6pm-8pm

Dental Care:

Contact:

Prescription Assistance:

The MCPHS Pharmacy Outreach Program

19 Foster Street, Worcester

1-866-633-1617

Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm

  • A free prescription drug information and referral service for Massachusetts residents. Medication counseling, prescription drug plan referrals, and information about ways to get free or discounted drugs

Prescription Advantage

P.O. Box 15153, Worcester, 01615

1-800-243-4636 / press 2

  • Prescription Advantage is a state-sponsored secondary prescription drug insurance plan for Massachusetts seniors and disabled residents who meet eligibility requirements

Holiday Giving Programs

*You may only register at one location; duplicate registrations will be avoided. Children's birth certificates are required to verify age. ONLY PARENTS can register their children, GRANDPARENTS MUST HAVE CUSTODY in order to register their grandchildren.*

01601: Friendly House

01602: Friendly House & Good Samaritan

01603: South Worcester Nhbd. Center or Good Samaritan, St. Vincent de Paul Sacred Heart

01604: Oak Hill CDC, Friendly House, Good Samaritan, Green Island Nhbd. Center

01605: Friendly House or CENTRO at GBV (Great Brook Valley)

01606: Friendly House

01607: CENTRO, Quinsigamond Village Community Center

01608: CENTRO, Friendly House, Victory Center, or Green Island Nhbd., Center, Salvation Army

01609: CENTRO, Good Samaritan

01610: Good Samaritan, CENTRO, South Worcester Nhbd. Center or the Green Island Nhb. Center, or St. Vincent de Paul Sacred Heart

Plumley Village: Friendly House office at PV

GBV: CENTRO at GBV

Homework, MCAS Help , & College Prep

ACE, African Community Education Program for African Immigrants and refugees

484 Main Street, STE 355, Worcester, 01609

508-459-2284

Some remote programming

  • Monday - Thursday 2:30pm to 6pm & 9am to 2:20pm on Saturdays

Belmont AME Zion Church

"Yes We Care" - After School Homework Center

55 Illinois Street, Worcester, 01610

774-303-0717

OPEN and working remotely

  • Grades K-6

  • Monday - Thursday 2:30pm to 5pm during the school year

  • Fridays are field trips

  • The Debutantes of Central Massachusetts Program to educate and inspire the personal growth of young ladies who live within Central Massachusetts

Boys & Girls Club

65 Boys & Girls Club Way, Worcester, 01610

508-753-3377

Friendly House

36 Wall Street, Worcester, 01604

508-755-4362

  • After school and teen programs offer homework help and tutoring

Latino Education Institute

537 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01609

  • Afterschool and summer programs to improve the academic achievement and wellbeing of Latino students and their families

Marie Anne Center

236 Lincoln Street, Worcester, 01605

508-425-9254

*CALL AHEAD*

  • After school tutoring (grades 2 to 10) and homework space and help available

  • Computer Lab with free internet access

Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, Inc. MassEdCo

484 Main Street, STE 500, Worcester, 01608

508-754-6829

  • On Our Way program: helps teen parents stay on track, graduate from high school and continue their education

Pernet Family Health Service

237 Millbury Street, Worcester

508-755-1228

  • Home Work Club is digital Monday - Wednesday & Fridays 3pm to 4:30pm

  • Ages 6 - 11 - or any elementary school aged child

Quinsigamond Community College Gateway to College Program

508-854-7587 / Contact Glenda Rodriguez at 508-205-9133 or email: gtcinfo@qcc.mass.edu

  • Register online

  • Serve students between the ages of 16 - 20 who have dropped out from or are at risk of dropping out from High School

  • Students earn a high school diploma while taking classes at QCC, and earn free credits towards an Associate's degree or certificate

The Assumption Center (previously listed as St. Peters)

16 Vineyard Street, Worcester, 01603

508-767-1356

email: myra.assumption@gmail.com

  • MENTORING PROGRAM - All online

  • Child is matched with a mentor for weekly 1-on-1 meeting (tutoring and mentoring)

    • Program runs from February through April

  • Group meetings on Thursday afternoons (group activities with other children)

  • Spots available - Register online and soon

The Southeast Asian Center (SEAC)

484 Main Street, STE 400, Worcester, 01608

508-791-4373

  • Monday, Wednesday - Friday 6pm-8pm tutoring in English, Vietnamese and Burmese

Worcester Housing Authority

32 Great Brook Valley Ave, STE 2, Worcester, 01605

508-635-3306

  • Limited to WHA residents

  • In Great Brook Valley and Lakeside apartments

Worcester Public Schools

Worcester Youth Center

326 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01602

508-791-4702

*Virtual access to all its programs to help Members continue learning new skills while staying at home and observing social distance*

  • Homework assistance for youth ages 14-18 (with parent approval)

  • Meeting on a daily basis in groups and also by appointments

Need to Pass the MCAS?

Call your school principle to ask about tutoring or supportive course work for your child

College Prep & Financial Aid

Massachusetts Education & Career Opportunities, Inc. MassEdCo

484 Main Street, STE 500, Worcester, 01608

508-754-6829 ex. 3004

  • Call to make an appointment with an advisor

  • Provides academic and career advising, post secondary education exploration & admissions and financial aid application assistance

Baby Steps Savings Plan (formerly $eedMA)

1-800-449-6332

  • A universal, seed-funded, children's saving account program designed to help Worcester children and families save for higher education and post-secondary training while also providing financial literacy programming

Housing Assistance

~~For General Housing Information and Tenants' & Landlord Rights Assistance Contact:

Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance (CMHA)

6 Institute Road, Worcester, 01609

508-791-7265 ex.171 (for emergency), ex. 172 (Tenants), ex. 173 (Landlords)

email: hc@cmhaonline.org for walk-in hours

RCAP Solutions Housing & Consumer Education Center

191 May Street, Worcester, 01602

1-800-488-1969 ex. 6734

  • Landlord, renter, and home buyer education; housing counseling; and home ownership support

Subsidized Housing (Based on household income):

**Housing Authorities:

There are over 240 Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) statewide, many offering both state and federal housing. Though most give preference to those who live or work in their community, still apply to many communities as you would be willing to relocate to in addition to your local PHA.

  • There is now a centralized application for state funded public housing. Apply online at https://publichousingapplication.ocd.state.ma.us

  • PHAs must be contacted directly to apply for federally funded public housing

  • The wait list for public housing is between 3 to 5 years. Emergency housing is 18 to 24 months. Waits may be shorter in smaller communities. If the wait list is closed in the community you are interested in applying for, check back often to see if the list is open

Worcester Housing Authority (WHA)

40 Belmont Street, Worcester

508-635-3300

  • Individuals and Families can apply online

Privately Owned Subsidized Housing

To get a list of subsidized apartment complexes in Worcester county that rent on a sliding fee scale

  • Call CMHA 508-791-7265; Leave a name and address to receive a listing or go to Mass Housing's website and click on rental housing

  • Each site must be applied to separately

  • Call to request an application and to make sure that their waiting list is open

  • Waitlists for subsidized housing are between 3 to 5 years depending on the complex

Mobile Rental Vouchers:

Worcester Housing Authority (WHA)

40 Belmont Street, Worcester

508-635-3300

Often referred to as "Section 8" - Mobile rental vouchers can be used anywhere in the community as long as the unit meets program requirements and rent limits. Vouchers are either federally or state funded

  • Apply for both types of mobile vouchers through WHA & RCAP Solutions

  • Waitlists for mobile vouchers are 10+ years unless you fall within priority categories (fire victim, victim of domestic violence, etc.). Make sure you check as many preferences as appropriate to decrease your wait time.

IMPORTANT TIPS FOR SUCESSFUL SUBSIDIZED HOUSING:

  • Get on as many different waiting lists as you qualify for despite the lengths. Remember, you will never get to the top of a waiting list if you are not on the waiting list

  • If a waiting list is closed, check back monthly to see if it is open

  • Keep a log of all the places you apply

  • When you move, make sure you update all the agencies where you applied of your new address. Correspondence is by letter and one missed letter WILL result being taken off the list! There is no exceptions

  • If you ae denied housing, immediately contact Community Legal Aid (CLA). People are often denied for a variety of reason but are successfully able to win an appeal of that decision. Time for appeal is very limited and you must act immediately

    • Call 1-855-252-5342

Helpful Homelessness Prevention Information from the Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance (CMHA):

The Office of Human Rights

City Hall, RM 101

455 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

508-799-8486

or

CLA

405 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

508-752-3718 / 1-855-252-5342

  • Everyone at one time or another falls on hard times. It's important to seek help BEFORE a financial problem becomes a crisis. There are many agencies that may be able to help with utility negotiations, landlord negotiations, advocacy, budgeting and some financial assistance

  • The earlier help is sought the more likely a positive outcome. Visit CMHA's Housing Counseling for assistance in working out an agreement with your landlord or to explore other housing options as early as possible

  • Only a judge can order you to vacate your home. DO NOT leave early until you seek housing counseling

Housing Discrimination:

  • It is illegal in Massachusetts to deny housing on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disabilty, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, veteran or active military status, age, familial status, and source of income

  • The Worcester Fair Housing Project (WFHP) is a joint project between Community Legal Aid (CLA) and the City of Worcester providing advice and representation to anyone in Worcester County who has been the victim of housing discrimination

HOMESLESS WITH A CHILD UNDER 21....

*Department of Housing & Community Development (DHCD) Emergency Assistance (EA) Application Process*

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)

50 SW Cutoff, Worcester, 01604

1-866-584-0653

Hours 8am-4pm

  • DHCD Steps

    • Step 1: Are you qualified for EA?

      • Must meet the gross income standards of EA

      • Household must consist of children under the age of 21 or a pregnant women

      • One member in your family must have legal status in the US

      • Must be a resident of Massachusetts

      • Must meet asset limits

    • Step 2: Are you eligible for EA?

      • No fault fire, flood, natural disaster, condemnation or foreclosure

      • Fleeing domestic violence, current or within past 12 months

      • No fault eviction

      • Child(ren) are exposed to a substantial health and safety risk

    • Step 3: Provide all requested verification within 30 days. Ask for "presumptive placement" if you do not have all requested documents when you apply

    • Step 4: Health and safety assessment will be conducted to verify housing instability. This is done through DCF. This does not mean a 51A is being filed against you. Homelessness is not a legal reason to lose your children in Massachusetts

    • Step 5: If you are determined eligible for EA, you may be offered to choose HomeBASE benefits or shelter placement. If you are determined ineligible for EA, you will receive a denial letter. All denials may be appealed

HOMELESS FAMILIES WHO ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR EMERGENCY SHELTER FROM DHCD:

The following are family shelters for families who are not eligible for Emergency Assistance through DHCD. There is a high demand for these rooms and they are often full. Call them directly to determine availability

  • Abby's House:

    • 52 High Street, Worcester

    • Call 508-756-5486

    • Women and women with children

    • Reunification shelter

  • Friendly House:

    • 87 Elm Street, Worcester

    • Call 508-792-1799

    • families with children (including fathers)

    • Reunification shelter

  • Visitation House:

    • 119 Endicott Street, Worcester

    • Call 508-965-7391

    • Pregnant women ages 18+

  • Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network:

    • 758 Main Street, Leominster

    • Call 978-466-1704

  • St. Luke's Guesthouse:

    • 141 Main Street, Southbridge

    • Call 508-764-9800

    • Individuals, couples, families with children

Homeless Prevention Funds:

There may be assistance for rental arrearages, security deposits, and utility terminations and other financial related housing crises from the following agencies:

One type of emergency funding:

  • RAFT

    • Provides short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless

    • Flexible funding of up to $4000 in a 12 month period depending on the needs of the household

    • Expanded to include all households

    • Must have a qualifying house crisis

    • Must be income eligible

    • Must pass RAFT screening

  • RAFT is available through:

    • CMHA

    • RCAP Solutions

Other Programs to Assist Homeless Families & Individuals:

Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance

6 Institute Rd, Worcester, 01609

508-791-7265

  • Provides information on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities, mediation between tenants and landlords, identification and referral to additional community resources, ongoing case management, affordable housing search, information about utility rights and assistance negotiating utility payments plans, and financial assistance with rent or utility arrearage as well as move-in cost when a funds are available and households qualify

RCAP Solutions Housing & Consumer Education Center

191 May Street, Worcester

1-800-488-1969 ex. 6770

  • Provides housing counselors to assist callers with a variety of issues. Whether you're a landlord, tenant, homeless or at risk of homelessness family, first time home owners and current home owners we provide one-on-one counseling, information, referral and workshops on issues related to income security and housing stability

McKinney-Vento Program of the Worcester Public Schools

20 Irving Street, Worcester

508-799-3652 / 508-799-3175

  • Provides resources, support and referrals for families that are currently homeless (including doubled up) and/or families who may have recently found housing

Community Healthlink Tenancy Preservation Program

162 Chandler Street, Worcester

508-438-5656

  • Support for tenants in eviction process

  • Supports tenants with disabilities in the eviction process

Worcester Family Health Center's Homeless Families Program

26 Queen Street, Worcester

508-860-7930

  • Provides medical care, mental health care, advocacy, support and guidance to families who are experiencing homelessness

  • At least one family member must be enrolled as a patient with FHC

  • For families with at least one child under the age of 18

Main South CDC

875 Main Street, Worcester

508-752-6181

Worcester Common Ground

5 Piedmont Street, Worcester

508-754-0908

Worcester Community Housing Resources (WCHR)

11 Pleasant Street, Suite 300, Worcester

508-799-0322

Worcester East Side CDC

310 Highland Street, Worcester

508-799-6942

Housing Code Violations & Lead Paint:

City of Worcester Department of Inspection Services

25 Meade Street, Worcester

508-799-8589

508-929-1300 to file a housing code complaint

City of Worcester Executive Office of Economic Development

Housing Development Division:

Healthy Homes Programs

City Hall, 4th Floor

455 Main Street, Worcester

508-799-1400 ex. 31406

Owners/Investors:

Grant funding available for Lead Paint Remediation & Healthy Homes Issues

  • Building must be built before 1978 and have child under 6 living in property OR have an order to correct from Worcester Inspectional Services

  • Must not have a current Lead Paint Letter of Compliance

  • Tenants must meet HUD income guidelines

  • Must be current on your taxes and water/sewer bill

  • Renters:

    • Call 508-799-1400 ex. 31429

    • Information to get free lead determine

NOTE: Families who are turned away from housing because of lead paint or because they ask to have an apartment de-leaded should call the Worcester Fair Housing Project at 508-799-8486

Housing Resources for Single Individuals:

SMOC Greater Worcester Housing Connection Triage and Asst. Center

25 Queen Street, Worcester

508-757-0103 ex. 6340

  • Emergency shelter and services for single adults age 18 or older who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness

  • For Worcester area residents only (no one is turned away in cold months)

  • Accepts referrals and walk-ins

SMOC Greater Worcester Housing Connections

237 Chandler Street, Worcester

508-757-0103

  • Provides permanent housing solutions

  • Services and linkages to employment, health and behavioral health, education, and income maximization opportunities

HOAP Program at Community Healthlink

162 Chandler Street, Worcester

508-860-1079

  • Housing case management, medical assistance, and behavioral health for adults 18+

  • Medical triage: Monday-Friday 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

  • Case management triage: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1pm-3:30pm

SROs Single room occupancies

YWCA Transitional Housing Program (for women)

1 Salem Sq., Worcester

508-791-3181

Abbey's House Service Enriched Housing Program (for women)

52 High Street, Worcester

508-756-5486

The Catholic Worker House

52 Mason Street, Worcester

508-753-3588

  • Emergency shelter and services for single adults age 18 or older who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness

Net of Compassion / Hotel Grace

44 Temple Street, Worcester

St. John's Church

  • Seasonal shelter on nights below 35 degrees

Programs for Homeless Teens and Youth:

LUK

40 Southbridge Street, Suite 400, Worcester

508-762-3000 / 1-800-579-0000

  • Basic Center Program: For homeless/runaway youth under the age of 18

  • Transitional Living Program: For youth 18-21

  • Maternity Group Home: For pregnant or parenting youth 18-21

  • Rental Assistance: For youth 18-24

  • Young Parent Support Program: For pregnant or parenting youth 12-24

Stand Up for Kids Program

508-963-5576

email: worcester@standupforkids.org

  • Referral and support for youth through age 25

National Runaway Switchboard

1-800-786-2929

  • 24/7 confidential helpline for runaway or homeless youth

  • Live chat, email, and forum online

Safe Homes for LGBTQ Youth

4 Mann Street, Worcester

508-755-0333 ex. 1142

  • A support program for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and question youth 14-23

SMOC Transition Age Youth Community Support Program

237 Chandler Street, Worcester

508-757-0103

  • Offers affordable rooms in the greater Worcester area for qualifying youth ages 18-24

  • Supportive Care Management

  • Rental subsidies available

  • Weekly meetings and support group

Immigrant & Refugee Services

ACE / African Community Education

484 Main Street, Worcester, 01609

508-459-2284

  • Afterschool tutoring and mentoring for African immigrant youth

  • Saturday STEM classes for youth

  • ESL and citizenship classes for adults

  • Licensed immigrant support service

  • Case management support for families

  • Cultural brokers and advocates in schools and the community

African Refugee Women Immigrant Care

340 Main Street, FL 9 STE 10 Worcester, 01608

774-297-0425

  • Women's Empowering Group

  • Mentoring

  • Welcome Program

  • Some Translation Assistance

Angel's Net Foundation

114 Main Street, Lower Level, Worcester

774-261-4232

Mailing address: 360 West Boylston Street, Suite 213, West Boylston, 01583

  • Education and social services for immigrants and refugees

  • African Women's Support Group

Ascentria Care Alliance

11 Shattuck Street, Worcester, 01605

774-243-3100

774-243-3900

  • Refugee resettlement

  • Case management services

  • Employment services & vocational training services

  • English for Speakers of other languages

  • Language interpretation and translation services through LanguageBank

  • Immigration Legal Assistance Program

  • Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program

Catholic Charities

10 Hammond Street, Worcester

508-798-0191

  • Accredited immigrant representative for family-based immigration

  • ESOL and citizenship classes

CENTRO

11 Sycamore Street, Worcester, 01608 - Monday and Wednesday 9am to 1pm

176 Tacoma Street, Worcester, 01605 - Tuesdays from 9am to 1pm

508-798-1900

  • Helps refugees and immigrants with basic needs, legal advice, counseling and training to become self-sufficient

  • Latino Elder Program for seniors 60 and over

  • Wednesday-Friday from 8:30am-12pm

Community Health Awareness Network (CHAN)

114 Endicott Street, Worcester, 01610

774-253-0534

email: info@changlobal.org or Lovo.koliego@changlobal.org

  • Programs are designed to educate, empower, and increase health literacy in the African community in the US and Africa

Community Legal Aid / Central West Justice Center

405 Main Street, 4th Floor, Worcester, 01608

508-752-3718

1-855-252-5342 / TTY / TTD 508-755-3260

  • Provides free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly residents in the areas of homelessness prevention, access to public benefits and healthcare programs, safety from domestic abuse and exploitation, humanitarian-based immigration relief, and access to services in school

  • Apply online or by telephone

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

19 Tacoma Street, Worcester, 01605

508-852-1805

  • Health care

  • Groups for refugees

Family Health Center of Worcester

26 Queen Street, Worcester, 01610

508-860-7700

  • Health & dental care

  • Many other services

Family Community Cultural Broker Program

9 Centennial Drive, Suite 202, Peabody, 01960

978-927-9410

  • Short-term, voluntary, intensive case management services for refugees

  • Ages 18+ who are considered to be "at risk" in the community

Friendly House

36 Wall Street, Worcester

508-755-4362

  • Basic services (no legal representation)

GeMS (Global Empowerment Services Inc.)

978-479-3678

  • Provides educational programs to immigrants and refugees

Latino Educational Institute (LEI)

537 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01602

508-798-6507

  • Various enrichment programs to support the academic success of Latino children, Youth and College students (K-16) and their families

LGBT Asylum Task Force

508-853-8853

email: info@lgbtasylum.org

  • Fill out an intake form before traveling

  • A ministry of Hadwen Park Church and a community-based organized dedicated to supporting and empowering LGBTQ individuals who are seeking asylum in the US

Massachusetts Organization of African Descendants (MOAD)

774-371-1053

email: Moad.org@gmail.com

  • Coalition of volunteer members from diverse African nations living in Worcester, including:

    • African businesses, restaurants, churches, and individuals

  • City-wide task force to address the barriers and inequalities faced by the African community in Worcester

  • Specialized in:

    • Advocacy, Public Health and Social Services, Education, African Businesses, Organizations, and churches

  • Food Pantry & Community Clinic:

    • New England Ghanaian Seven-Day Adventist Church: 67 Vernon Street, Worcester

Muslim Community Link

484 Main Street, Suite 180, Worcester

email: contact@mclma.org

  • Referral and support services, educational services, and community building programs

Parent Professional Advocacy League - PPAL

508-767-9725

  • A statewide family organization dedicated to improving the mental health and well being of children, youth, and families through education, advocacy, and partnership

  • Hispanic Support Group twice a month

  • Information and Referral

Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope

242 Canterbury Street, Worcester

508-831-7455

  • Food, clothing, furnishings, advocacy, language and work skills. citizenship assistance, and other needs

Refugee & Immigrant Assistance Center

316 Main Street, Floor #6, Worcester, 01608

508-756-7557

  • Refugee resettlement & placement services

  • ESOL Navigator program for assistance in finding English classes

Southeast Asian Coalition (SEAC)

484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester

508-791-4373

  • Support services for Southeast Asian and other immigrant families; i.e. housing search, employment, healthcare access, education, youth programs, tutoring and mentoring

WARM (Worcester Alliance for Refugee Ministry)

474 Grove Street, Suite 710, Worcester, 01605

774-701-0081

email: warmwelcominginfo@gmail.com

  • Support services for incoming refugees, assisting resettlement agencies

WRAP (Worcester Refugee Assistance Project)

email: info@worcesterrefugees.org

  • Supporting Burmese refugees toward sustainable self reliance through mentoring, advocacy, and material support as needed

Worcester State University Translation Center

  • Document translation services (Spanish-English and English-Spanish)

NOTE: A listing of local immigration attorneys is available at Worcester Community Connections Coalition and Family Resources Center.

CITIZENSHIP CLASSES:

Catholic Charities

10 Hammond Street, Worcester, 01610

508-798-0191

  • Application assistance

  • English, US History and Government Classes

  • Immigration Counseling

  • Classes offered in evenings

Ministerios La Trinidad

731 Main Street, Worcester, 01610

508-756-3938

  • Citizenship classes and community referrals

Worcester Public Schools Adult Learning Center

24 Chatham Street, Worcester, 01609

508-799-3090

The Worcester Public Library

3 Salem Sq., Worcester

Mary 508-799-1663

email: mcocorochio@worcpublib.org

  • "Citizenship Classes" every Wednesday from 5:30pm-7pm

    • No registration required

    • Must be 18+ and speak English

Legal Services

Community Legal Aid / Central West Justice Center

405 Main Street, 4th Floor, Worcester, 01608

508-752-3718

1-855-252-5342 / TTY/TTD 508-755-3260

Office Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Telephone Intake Hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays, 9:30am-12:15pm / Wednesdays, 1:30pm-4:15pm

  • Provides free civil legal assistance to low-income and elderly residents in the areas of homelessness prevention, access to public benefits and healthcare programs, safety from domestic abuse and exploitation, humanitarian-based immigration relief, and access to services in school

  • SPECIAL PROJECTS INCLUDE:

OR

  • Contact: CLA

    • 405 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

    • 508-752-3718 / 1-855-252-5342

  • Civil Legal Aid for Victims of Crime:

    • Provides legal assistance in a wide range of civil legal matters for victims of crime and their survivors

    • Re-entry Project:

    • Helps ex-offenders seal their criminal records and overcome barriers to housing and employment

  • Veterans' Project:

    • Helps veterans with discharge status upgrades and access to veterans' benefits programs

MassLegalHelp.org

  • Online Legal Information

District Attorney Joseph Early, Jr.

225 Main Street, #G301, Worcester, 01608

508-755-8601

  • Works with police departments in 60 communities. Oversees a law office of more than 70 prosecutors, the operation of 11 District Courts, Superior Court, Juvenile Court, three six-member jury sessions, the grand jury, and an appeals division

  • Prevents crimes through a variety of community-based outreach programs: bullying / internet bullying, domestic violence, distracted driving, etc.

  • Uses money from the drug forfeiture fund - money confiscated from convicted drug dealers - to support youth programs for sports, the arts, scouts and other activities

  • Opioid/substance abuse curriculum called "This is Not about Drugs" presented to middle school students

  • Staff Professional Development for Child Abuse Prevention/Mandated Reporter training

  • Community Outreach organizes courthouse tours and Mock Trials

Office of the Attorney General

10 Mechanic Street, Suite 301, Worcester, 01608

508-792-7600

  • Attorney General Maura Healey is the chief lawyer and law enforcement officer of Massachusetts

  • Consumer and victim protection

  • Combatting fraud, corruption, and deceptive actions

  • Civil rights protection

Attorney General Hotline

  • Civil Rights Division

    • 1-617-963-2917

    • For bias-motivated threats, harassment, and violence

    • 1-800-994-3228

  • Consumer Hotline

    • 1-617-727-8400

    • Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

  • Elder Hotline

    • 1-888-243-5337

    • Monday-Friday, 10am-4pm

  • Fair Labor Division

    • 1-617-727-3465

  • Open Meeting Law Hotline

    • 1-617-963-2540

  • Healthcare and Health Insurance Hotline

    • 1-888-830-6277 ex.1

  • Student Loan Assistance Unit

    • 1-888-830-6277 ex.2

  • Insurance and Financial Services Mediation Program

    • 1-888-830-6277 ex.3

  • Insurance Fraud Tipline

    • 1-617-573-5330 / 24 hours

  • Medicaid Fraud Tipline

    • 1-617-963-2360 / 24 Hours

  • Victim Witness and Assistance Division (VWAD)

    • 1-617-727-2200

Worcester Court Service Center

225 Main Street, Worcester

508-831-2565

Monday-Thursday, 8:30am-1pm / 2pm-4pm / Friday 8:30am-1pm

  • COURT SERVICE CENTERS LOCATIONS ARE CLOSED TO PUBLIC, PLEASE CALL AHEAD

  • Remote services and zoom for emergency cases

  • Computers with access to online resources

  • One-on-one help filling out court forms

  • Information about court rules and procedures

  • Court documents and written instructions

  • Access to interpreter services

  • Assistance with legal research

  • All services are FREE

Family Services of Central Massachusetts(FSCM)

31 Harvard Street, Worcester, 01609

508-756-4646

  • Mediation is a voluntary, confidential and flexible process in which a neutral Mediator assists disputing parties by helping them have a conversation to see if they can reach mutually acceptable

  • FSCM offers mediation to parties with court cases in Small Claims, Civil, Probate, Superior, and Juvenile courts. We also offer private divorce, unmarried parenting time/child support, family, elder, landlord/tenant, and housing mediation services. We offer mediation for court cases at no charge. Police referred cases are always free

  • We use a Sliding Fee Scale based on parties incomes

Massachusetts Advocates for Children

1-617-357-8431 ex3224/ 3237 for Spanish

  • Help for children who are facing barriers to receiving educational supports and services to which they are legal entitled

Lawyer of the Day Programs

  • CALL AHEAD DUE TO COVID-19

  • Worcester District Court, 4th fl., Court RM 21

    • Thursdays 8:30am-11am

    • For income-eligible litigants who have matters scheduled in this Thursday morning session of small claims only

  • Worcester Probate and Family Court

    • 1st fl., of the Worcester Trial Court

    • Wednesdays 9am-1pm

    • First come. first served

    • Advice for income-eligible parties only

  • Worcester Housing Court

    • Thursdays 8:30am-1pm

    • For income-eligible litigants who have summary process matters scheduled before the court on that day only

Worcester Law Library

184 Main Street, Worcester, 01608

508-831-2525

  • Offers help with legal research, free access to online databases, and books and materials to borrow

LGBTQ Services

Resources

AIDS Project Worcester, Inc.

165 Southbridge Street, Worcester

508-755-3773

email: info@aidsprojectworcester.org

  • Services include health education, counseling, outreach, HIV counseling and testing, & supportive educational groups

SWAGLY

165 Southbridge Street, Worcester

508-755-3773

email: LCantres@aidsprojectworcester.org

  • Provides a safe space for LGBTQ youth and straight allies to socialize, learn, and share

  • Through the AIDS Project Worcester, Inc.

Safe Homes

4 Mann Street, Worcester, 01602

508-755-0333

email: laura.farnsworth@openskycs.org

  • Support and resources for LBGTQ people ages 14-23 and their allies

PFLAG Worcester

4 Mann Street, Worcester

508-755-0333

emai: pflagworcester@iname.com

  • Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays

WLEN (Worcester LGBT Elder Network)

67 Millbrook Street, #100, Worcester

1-800-243-5111 or 508-756-1545

email: wlen@eswa.org

  • Provides information and referral for LBGT elders and their caregivers

Love Your Labels

email: josh@loveyourlabels.org

Southeast Asian Coalition

484 Main Street, STE 400, Worcester, 01608

508-791-4373

  • Youth Effect: drop-in services and activities for ages 9-19

Healthcare Services

Edward M. Kennedy Center Community Health Center - LGBTQ+ Services

  • Human Rights Campaign Healthcare Equality Index Leader

Planned Parenthood: LGBT Services

470 Pleasant Street, Worcester, 01602

508-854-3301

  • Offers education, resources, and service referrals to LGBTQ community

Gender Wellness Initiative at Children's Friend, a program of Seven Hills Foundation

20 Cedar Street, Worcester, 01609

508-753-5425 ex.5425 or ex.6491

email: Oomiya Kawas at okawas@childrensfriend.org

  • Support Groups for caregivers of Transgender and Gender Variant Youth

    • 1st Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm to 8pm

  • Workshops & Interactive Presentations geared toward medical professionals, mental health clinicians, caregivers, educators, and youth

Legal/Community Resources

Worcester Police Department

508-688-0229 / Officer Sharon McQueen

  • LGBT Police Community Liaison

GLAD (Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders)

18 Tremont Street, Suite 950, Boston, 02108

1-617-426-1350

email: Gladlaw@glad.org

Community Legal Aid

405 Main Street, 4th Fl., Worcester

508-752-3716

LGBT Asylum Support Task Force

6 Clover Street, Worcester

Hadwen Park Church

  • Supports LGBT Political Asylum seekers

MA Commission Against Discrimination

484 Main Street, Denholm Building, RM 320, Worcester

508-453-9630

Hotlines to Just Talk:

  1. Fenway Community Health Hotlines

    1. GLBTQ Peer Listening 1-800-399-7337

    2. GLBTQ Listening of Any age 1-888-340-4528

  2. GLBTQ National Youth 1-800-246-7743

  3. Gay & Lesbian National Hotline 1-888-843-4564

  4. GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project

    1. 955 Massachusetts Ave., PMB 131, Cambridge, 02139

    2. 1-800-832-1901

Mental Health

Websites to do further searches:

Adcare Hospital of Worcester, Inc.

107 Lincoln Street, Worcester, 01605

508-799-9000

  • 24 Hour admission and referral / 1-800-252-6465

  • Inpatient alcohol and drug detoxification and rehabilitation for adults

95 Lincoln Street, Worcester

508-453-3053

  • Telehealth services during COVID

  • Outpatient

  • Day and evening intensive programs

  • Individual and family counseling

  • Early recovery groups

  • Outpatient detoxification

  • Free information family and friends program

  • Outpatient parenting programs

Advance Psych Services

425 Lake Ave. North, Worcester, 01605

508-753-3220

  • Complete an Intake Form online

  • Individual, family, and couples counseling via telehealth

  • Suboxone treatment for opiate addictions

  • Medication Assisted Treatment addiction services

  • Medication management and psychiatric evaluations

Advocates Community Counseling

257 Ayer Road, Harvard, 01451

978-772-1846

  • CBHI services: in-home therapy and behavioral services, therapeutic mentoring / 508-628-7330

  • Outpatient counseling and medication management

Apogee Mental Health

23 Fruit Street, Worcester, 01609

508-797-0537 / 508-831-7745

  • Outpatient counseling and group therapy for adults only 21 and over

  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation - TMS

Arbour Counseling Services

411 Chandler Street, Worcester, 01602

508-799-0688 ex.112

  • Outpatient counseling for adults, children, and adolescents

  • Individual, family, and couple's counseling

  • Various groups offered

  • Adolescent and adult partial hospitalization programs

    • 1-855-575-2273 or 774-243-7486

  • CBHI services: Therapeutic mentoring, in-home therapy/family stabilization, community support program

    • 1-855-575-2273 or 413-535-6274

  • Adult Intensive outpatient program

    • 1-855-575-2273 or 774-243-7486

Attachment Institution of New England

21 Cedar Street, 2nd Fl., Worcester, 01609

508-799-2663

  • Therapeutic Groups

  • Specialized services for children with attachment disorders, trauma histories, PTSD and ADHD

  • Pre and post adoption counseling

Baker Mental Health Consulting LLC

51 Union Street, Suite 214, Worcester, 01608

508-769-7812

  • Individual, couples, and family therapy for adults (ages 18+)

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Evaluations

Becker College

email: beth.greenberg@becker.edu

  • Community counseling clinic at Becker College provides telehealth counseling services

  • Services are $15 per session (no insurance)

Behavioral Healthcare Services

435 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, 01604

508-753-5554

  • Outpatient therapy, medication management, and evaluations

Boston Neurobehavioral Associate (BNBA)

116 Belmont Street, STE 26, Worcester, 01605

508-979-5557

  • Telehealth being offered

  • Schedule an appointment online

  • Individual and family psychotherapy and medication management

Care4Us Wellness Center

130 Lincoln Street, Unit 6, Worcester

774-530-6955

  • Psychiatric assessment and medication management for adults

Cedar Street Family Clinic

390 Main Street, Suite 518, Worcester

508-752-1331

  • Individual counseling (ages 5 & up), home-based counseling, medication evaluations and management, psychological testing

CBHI (Children's Behavioral Health Initiative) Services

774-312-2722

  • Outpatient therapy, in-home therapy, Intensive Care Coordination, Mobile Crisis Intervention, In Home Behavioral services, Therapeutic Mentors, Family support and training

  • For information to search providers:

CENTRO

11 Sycamore Street, Worcester

508-798-1900 ex.350

  • CBHI services: In-home therapy, therapeutic mentoring

Children's Friend

200 Lincoln Street, Worcester, 01605 / 508-459-6443

20 Cedar Street, Worcester, 01609 / 508-753-5425

  • Outpatient counseling for children, adolescents, and parents

  • Social skills and therapeutic groups

  • Carriage House: Peer support group for children ages 3-18 who have experienced the death of a parent, primary caregiver, or sibling

Cornerstone Behavioral Health

397 Grove Street, Worcester, 01602

508-791-3677

  • Counseling, therapy, neuropsychological and psychological assessments, psychiatry for children and adolescents, medical evaluations, educational services

Counseling and Assessment Clinic

51 Union Street, Suite 105, Worcester, 01608 / 508-756-2005

255 Park Ave, Suite 804, Worcester, 01608 / 508-756-5400

76 Summer Street, Suite 200, Fitchburg / 978-696-3035

  • Working remotely

  • Individual, adolescent, family, and group therapy

  • CBHI Services: i.e., therapeutic mentoring, in-home therapy, in-home behavioral service and community support program

  • Medication management service

  • Also offer substance use services

Community Healthlink and the CHL Youth and Family Center

Main CHL Address: 72 Jacques Ave., Worcester, 01610

Emergency Services: 1-866-549-2142

Addiction Crisis Help: 508-860-1200

Outpatient Counseling: 508-421-4411

  • CHL Youth and Family Center: 335 Chandler Street, Worcester / 508-791-3261

  • Behavioral Health and addiction urgent care open 24/7/365 for walk-in addiction treatment or mental health emergencies / 12 Queen Street, Worcester, Basement level

  • Crisis Stabilization Unit

  • Emergency services for mental health

  • Outpatient counseling for adults and children (at the CHL Youth and Family Center)

  • Together for Kids: Support for children in preschool setting

    • 508-421-4453

  • MYR - Motivating Youth Recovery

    • 508-860-1244

    • Acute bed detox for adolescents

  • School Support

    • 508-791-3261

  • Youth Mobile Crisis Intervention

    • 1-866-549-2142 Worcester

    • 1-800-977-5555 North County

  • Families & Communities Together

    • 1-877-778-5030

    • Intensive Care Coordination Services and family support and training for families with children with serious emotional issues

  • CBHI

    • 774-312-2722 / Worcester

    • 978-401-3913 / North County

    • In home therapy and therapeutic mentoring

  • Victim Services

    • 508-791-3261

    • therapeutic services, advocacy, and outreach for witness or victims of violence, abuse, or other crimes

CrossPoint Clinical Services

121 Lincoln Street, Worcester, 01605

413-732-7677

  • Outpatient mental health services for children, adolescents, couples, and family with Christian perspective

Crysalis Therapy and Wellness

61 Harvard Street, Worcester, 01609

508-579-2964

  • Individual counseling for children ages 3+, adolescents, and families

MA Department of Mental Health

361 Plantation Street, Worcester, 01604

774-420-3140

Info and Referral Line: 1-800-221-0053

  • Provides supplemental services for people with the most serious needs, beyond those supplied through health insurance and require approval by DMH

Eating Disorders Collaborative of Massachusetts

2 Ayers Street, North Brookfield, 01535

email: edcma@eatingdisorderscollaborativema.org

  • Resources to assist in finding treatment for eating disorders

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center

19 Tacoma Street, Worcester

508-595-0750

  • Multilingual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults and psychiatry for adults

  • Pharmacy on site

  • Culturally competent behavioral health treatment for all patients, including refugees and immigrants (bilingual therapists, telephonic interpretation

Enlightened Interventions, LLC

25 Union Street, 3rd Fl., Worcester, 01608

508-317-2323

  • Diagnostic and substance use assessments; individual (ages 3.5-65), group, family, and couples therapy; nutritional counseling

Family Continuity Programs

29 E. Mountain Street, 2nd Fl., Worcester, 01606

508-755-0556

  • Outpatient counseling and psychiatry

  • CBHI services: (for ages 3-21) in-home therapy, therapeutic mentoring

  • Home-based services

  • Behavioral health community partners program

  • Community Support Program (CSP): services and care coordination for refugees with behavioral health and medical needs

  • Medication evaluations (for children and adolescents)

Family Health Center of Worcester

26 Queen Street, Worcester, 01610

508-860-7930

  • Social and Behavioral Health Services for FHCW patients

Family Services of Central MA

31 Harvard Street, Worcester, 01609

508-756-4646

  • Outpatient counseling for individuals and families and elders

  • Family & dispute mediation services

  • Parents Apart: court-approved parent education program designed to assist parents in understanding the impact of divorce on children

Genesis Club

274 Lincoln Street, Worcester

508-831-0100

  • Assist individuals with a mental illness to attain employment, housing, education, wellness, friendships, and socialization skills

  • Through a work-ordered day, members work side by side with staff to run the club. Helps rebuild a rhythm and structure to their lives

  • People who attend clubhouse are shown to have better social networks, fewer psychiatric symptoms and fewer hospitalizations

  • An evidence based program

Hospital for Behavioral Medicine

100 Century Drive Street, Worcester, 01606

844-319-0000

  • Inpatient, outpatient, and partial short term hospitalization for children (age 3+), adolescents, adults (age 18+), and elders

Institution for Trauma and Healing

21 Cedar Street, 2nd Fl., Worcester

508-799-6306

  • Specialized services for both children and adult survivors of trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

  • A short term treatment model

Integrated Wellness Management, Inc.

50 Lake Ave, Worcester

508-887-3310

508-361-3735

  • Outpatient counseling for individuals, couples, and families

Ivy Child International

P.O. Box 63, Worcester, 01613

508-299-7905

  • Multicultural mindfulness programs offered through yoga, meditation, music & art

Jewish Family & Children Services of Worcester, Inc.

646 Sudbury Street, Worcester

508-755-3101

  • No longer offering outpatient therapy at Worcester office

  • CBHI Services: In home therapy, therapeutic mentoring, in home behavioral therapy, outpatient counseling, school observations

Key Program, Inc.

5 State Street, Worcester, 01609

508-752-1560 / 508-877-3690

  • CBHI services: in-home therapy and therapeutic mentoring

  • Outreach and Tracking & Enhanced family outreach

Kiva Wellness Center (Central Mass Recovery Learning Community)

209 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester

508-751-9600

  • Run by and for people with mental health conditions 18 years and older

  • Peer-to-peer services and peer-run programs

LIFT (Living in Freedom Together)

774-243-6025

email: info@liftworcester.org

  • Provides support services for survivors of prostitution and Commercial Sex Exploitation of all ages, races, and genders

  • Youth outreach and advocacy program (mentoring for at risk and CSEC youth)

  • Jana's Place - 16 bed residential program for prostituted women and Co-occurring SUD and mental health

  • HABOR (Healthcare, Advocacy, Room, Board, Outreach, Rehousing) 15 bed zero barrier access shelter for women

  • Community based services, peer support, case management, and advocacy for prostituted people

LIKEMIND Mental Health & Wellness, Inc.

51 Union Street, Suite 222, Worcester

508-635-4360

  • Individual, couples, and family therapy for young adults

  • Neuropsychological, ADHD, and learning disorder evaluations

LUK Crisis Center, Inc.

40 Southbridge Street, 4th Fl., Worcester

508-762-3000

Referral Line: 978-829-2222

email: referrals@luk.org

  • Behavioral Health Clinic - Mental health services

  • Substance abuse services

  • Central MA Child Trauma Center

  • Children's Behavioral Health Initiative Services: in-home therapy, therapeutic mentoring, in-home behavioral services

  • Families and communities Together - Intensive Care Coordination, family support and training (referrals to CHL)

  • SAVE Program: provides therapeutic services, advocacy, and outreach for individuals (and their friends/families) who have been impacted by an under-the-influence accident

MA Department of Mental Health; Central Mass Area Office

361 Plantation Street, 1st FL, Worcester, 01604

774-420-3140

Info and Referral Line: 1-800-221-0053

  • Provides supplemental services for people with the most serious needs, beyond those supplied through health insurance or other entitlements and require approval by DMH

  • Case management, individual and family community-based supports

  • Clubhouses, Recovery Learning Community and drop in centers and outreach for young adults

Massachusetts MENTOR (Central MA office)

48 Sword Street, Suite 101, Auburn, 01501

508-368-2700

  • In-home therapy

    • ex. 2723

  • Therapeutic Mentoring

    • ex.2725

MSPCC Family Counseling Center / Eliot Community Human Services

108 Belmont Street, Worcester

508-753-2967

1-800-442-3035

  • CBHI Services (in-home therapy and therapeutic mentoring)

  • Outpatient therapy

  • Child psychiatry

  • Child Sexual abuse treatment and recovery program (CSTAR)

  • Parent education and support programs

Metrowest Neuropsychology

P.O. Box 127, Westborough, 01581

508-983-1425

  • Child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric neuropsychology

The Multicultural Wellness Center

44 Front Street, 3rd Fl., Worcester

508-752-4665

  • Culturally centered counseling

  • Individual and family therapy

  • In-home Services (CBHI) & Therapeutic Mentoring

  • Addictions and trauma treatment

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Massachusetts

  • Provides free education and support programs around Massachusetts for people diagnosed with mental health conditions and their families

  • The COMPASS Helpline at NAMI Massachusetts helps people navigate the complex mental health system and find resources for themselves or others

  • NAMI of Central MA: Free support and educational groups

    • 508-386-3562

New Beginnings Wellness Center

1280 Main Street, Worcester

508-754-1141

  • Individual (ages 4 and up), family, couples, and group therapy

  • Medication Management

  • CBHI Services (in-home therapy and therapeutic mentoring

New England Center for OCD and Anxiety

47 Prospect Street, West Boylston, MA

978-464-1211

email: info@OCDcentralMA.com or NewEnglandOCDCentrialMA@gmail.com

  • Specializes in treating children, youth, and adults with OCD related disorders

  • Child and adult evaluations

Newton Square Counseling Center

338 Highland Street, Worcester

508-752-5880

  • Individual, couples, and family counseling

Northeast Family Services

299 Lincoln Street, STE 201, Worcester

774-206-1125

  • CBHI Services: in-home therapy, therapeutic mentoring, in-home behavioral services

Open Sky Community Services

4 Mann Street, Worcester, 01602

508-755-0333

  • Comprehensive mental health services for children, adolescents, young adults, and adults

  • Residential services

  • Respite Services

  • Clubhouse Services

  • Supported Employment and Education

  • The Bridge Counseling Center - evidence-based medication and cognitive-behavioral treatments including Cognitive Restructuring for PTSD; IMR; DBT; and CBT

  • Deaf and hard of hearing services

  • Safe Homes

    • 508-755-0333 ex.1142

    • Weekly educational and social support

    • Drop-in center for LGBTQ+ youth ages 14-23 and their allies

    • Individual and family counseling

Parent Professional Advocacy League - PPAL

508-767-9725

  • Statewide family organization dedicated to improving the mental health and well being of children, youth, and families through education, advocacy, and partnership

  • Information and referral

  • Various Groups

Pathways To Wellness Associates

116 Belmont Street, Worcester, 01605

508-755-0436

1161 Main Street, 2nd FL (entrance in back), Holden, 01520

508-755-0436

  • Diagnostic Assessments and therapy for individuals, children, adolescents, families, and couples

  • Medication management

  • CBT, DBT, TF-CBT, EMDR, and ARC

Pathways for Change, Inc. (Central Mass Rape Crisis Center)

588 Main Street, Worcester

508-852-7600 / voice

508-502-7681 / video for ASL

Hotline: 1-800-870-5905 / 24/7/365

  • Free counseling support

  • 24 Hour hotline if you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted

  • Face-to-face counseling

  • Various support groups available

  • Medical, police, and court advocacy

  • Multicultural/Multilingual services provided in ASL, Spanish, Portuguese, Vietnamese and English with additional languages available via interpreters

  • Sexual Exploitation Survivors

  • Teen & Adult Survivors

  • Deaf Survivor's Program & ASL Speaking Survivors

  • Satellite offices:

    • 275 Nicholas Road, Fitchburg

    • North Brookfield

    • Southbridge

    • Gardner

    • by appointment only

Perkins Behavioral Health

971 Main Street, Lancaster, 01523

978-368-6442

  • Individual and family therapy, psychological evaluations, medication management

Regency Family Health, LLC

1 Exchange Place, Worcester, 01608

508-799-5900

  • Telehealth services available at this time

  • Individual, family, couples, and group counseling

  • Various assessments

  • Psychiatry

  • CBHI services

Renaissance Medical Group

774-420-2311 ex.401

  • If you, or a loved one, is feeling overwhelmed with sadness, depression, or anxiety, call RMG Behavioral Health

  • Serving undocumented individuals

Revidas, LLC

108 Grove Street, Suite LL11, Worcester, 01605

508-304-7499

  • A holistic group practice working with children as young as 4 through adults

  • Individual, family, and couples counseling

  • Play, art, narrative, and aroma therapy, reiki TF-CBT (Trauma)

Riverside Community Care

25 Birch Street, Building B, STE 250, Milford, 01757

508-422-9250

  • Life Skills Center and Riverside School

  • DMH day program for adolescents

St. Vincent's Hospital

123 Summer Street, Worcester, 01608

508-363-5000 / 508-363-5252

  • Outpatient and inpatient MH Care for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors

  • Behavioral Health

    • 774-420-3844

  • Psychiatric Emergency 24-hr assessment

Shrewsbury Youth and Family Services

222 Maple Ave, Higgins Building, Shrewsbury, 01545

508-845-6932

  • Individual, Family, Couples, and Group Counseling

  • Psychological Evaluations

  • Individual and Family assessment

  • Parenting Assessment

  • Early Intervention Substance abuse treatment

  • Positive youth development programs

South Bay Community Services

324 Clark Street, Rear, Worcester, 01606

508-791-4976 / 1-800-244-4691

Intake Referral: 508-427-5362

  • Outpatient counseling for children and adults

  • Substance abuse counseling and evaluations

  • Psychiatric evaluations for adults and children

  • Provides in-home therapy (IHT) & therapeutic mentoring services as part of CBHI

  • Urgent Care Services

  • Kincoaching (services for kinship foster parents)

  • Behavioral Health interventions for medical disorders

South Bay Community Services - Early Childhood Services

548 Park Ave, Suite B, Worcester

774-823-1500

  • Early Intervention, developmental assessments, therapeutic groups

  • Infant mental health team

  • Family support services and care coordination

Southeast Asian Coalition

484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester

508-791-4373

  • Cultural Community Health Workers supporting access to mental health services in Vietnamese, Arabic, Burmese

Spectrum Outpatient Services

585 Lincoln Street, Worcester, 01605 / 508-854-3320

105 Merrick Street, Worcester, 01607 / 508-797-6100

Central Intake Department (For all intakes) 508-917-6792

  • Outpatient and substance use counseling

  • Methadone, Vivitrol, and Suboxone treatment

  • Driving under the influence programs

  • Adolescent substance use treatment

Sunrise Behavioral Health Clinic

340 Main Street, Suite 303, Worcester

413-285-8586

508-304-7397

  • Working remotely

  • Psychotherapy, psychiatry, and medication management

Sunrise Detox

29 North Main Street, Millbury

508-731-3210

  • Medical stabilization from alcohol/drugs

UMass Memorial & UMass Medical School

  • Outpatient (Ambulatory) Psychiatry Program:

    • 26 Queen Street & 279 Lincoln Street, Worcester

    • 508-334-5393

      • Adult Counseling

      • Anger Management Program & DBT skills group

  • Women's Mental Health Specialty Clinic

    • 279 Lincoln Street, Worcester

    • 508-334-5101

  • Addiction Co-morbidity Treatment service

    • 279 Lincoln Street, Worcester

    • 508-334-0365

  • CANDO Clinics: Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental

    • Disorders

      • 774-442-2263

      • Services for youth and adults with emotional and behavioral challenges and complex presentations

      • Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Clinic, Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Clinic, ADHD Clinic, Mood Disorders & Psychosis Clinic and More

  • Depression Specialty Clinic

    • 508-334-0366

  • Bipolar Specialty Clinic

    • 508-334-5052

  • Neuropsychiatry Referral Center

    • 55 Lake Ave, Worcester

    • 508-856-5548

  • Neuropsychology Referral Center

    • 55 Lake Ave, Worcester

    • 508-334-2527 or 0238

  • UMMMC MCPAP for MOMS

    • 1-855-666-6272

    • Psychiatric consultation on depression during pregnancy and post partum

  • Community Health Link's Youth and Family Services

    • 335 Chandler Street, Worcester

    • 508-791-3261

    • Children's outpatient mental health services

  • Emergency Mental Health

    • 508-334-3562

    • 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester, 01655

    • 24 Hour psychiatric consultation & emergency services, interpreter service available

    • For Mobile evaluations for MassHealth members

      • 1-866-549-2142 or 1-800-977-5555

  • Children Protection Program

    • 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester

    • 774-442-6629

    • Evaluation of children for suspected abuse

  • UMMMC MCPAP Consultation Services for Children and Adolescents

    • 508-334-3240

  • UMMMC Psychotic Disorders Consultation Service

    • 279-281 Lincoln Street, Worcester

    • 508-856-6580

  • Screening and Treatment for Early Psychosis (STEP) Clinic

  • Child Trauma Training Center (CTTC)

    • 55 Lake Ave North, Worcester

    • 1-855-546-5543

    • Centralized referral system for families and individuals impacted by Trauma who are seeking trauma treatment

    • Provides a variety of trainings on childhood trauma

  • UMMMC Family Medicine and Community Health

    • 55 Lake Ave & 279 Lincoln Street, Worcester

    • 508-334-8830

  • UMMMC TriRiver Family Health Center

    • 281 East Hartford Ave, Uxbridge

    • 508-278-5573

  • UMMMC Ambulatory Psychiatry Service (APS)

    • 26 Queen Street & 279 Lincoln Street, Worcester

    • 508-334-5393

    • 508-334-2537 / New Patients

VA Outpatient Clinic

55 Lake Ave North, Worcester

UMass Medical Campus, Ambulatory Care Center, 7th Fl.

413-584-4040 ex. 6060

1-800-893-1522 ex. 6600

Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255

  • Confidential Chat: veteranscrisisline.net or text to 838255

  • Mental Health services to any veteran with honorable discharge

  • LGBTQ veterans welcome

  • Treatment provided for post-deployment transition, PTSD, anxiety, anger, depression, substance abuse, sleep disorders

Worcester ACTS

774-804-1812

  • Intake to be completed

  • Support, linkage to services & resilience navigation for children under 10 who have been exposed to domestic or community violence & their families

Walden Behavioral Care

112 Turnpike Rd Suite 100, Westborough, MA 01581

508-796-5797 / 1-888-305-2997

  • Treatment for eating disorders

Wayside Youth & Family Support Network

88 Lincoln Street, Framingham, 01701

508-630-5907

10 Asylum Street, Milford, 01757

508-745-6294 (referral line)

159 Worcester Rd, Charlton, 01507

774-249-1290 (referral line)

  • The Trauma Intervention Services

    • 508-478-6888 ex.3135

  • Outpatient therapy, in-home therapy for children and adolescents, therapeutic mentoring, intensive care coordination, trauma intervention services

Worcester Pastoral Counseling Center

128 Providence Street, 3rd Fl., Worcester

508-757-0376

7 Church Street, Westborough

508-366-4000

34 Felton Street, Hudson

508-336-4000

  • Outpatient counseling for adults, youth, and children; psychological testing; EMDR (eve movement desensitization)

Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital

309 Belmont Street, Worcester, 01604

508-368-4000

  • Recovery for adolescents and adults

YOU, Inc

81 Plantation Street, Worcester

205 School Street, Gardner

328 Main Street, Southbridge

Centralized Referral: 1-855-496-8462 / email: centralreferral@youinc.org

  • Counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families

  • Adolescent substance abuse

  • Psychological testing, neuropsychological screening, risk assessments, trauma evaluations

  • Group therapy for parents, grand-parents, teens and children

  • Parent Resource Rooms and Prevention Specialists

  • Spanish speaking clinicians available

  • Sexual Abuse treatment & evaluations

  • Psychiatry evaluations and medication management for youth & adolescents receiving clinical services at YOU, Inc

  • Individual and family therapy

  • Training and consultation

  • Early childhood mental health consultation services

  • Trauma informed services

  • Adult Case management

  • In home Behavioral Services

  • Positive Parenting

  • Therapeutic mentoring

  • School based Services

  • Additional Locations

    • 70 James Street, Worcester

      • 508-890-6519

      • In-home therapy

      • In-home positive parenting services

      • In-home behavioral intervention services

      • Therapeutic mentoring

    • 172 Lincoln Street, Worcester

    • In-home Family Stabilization Services

    • Community Support Program

    • Intensive Foster Care Program

    • Alternative to Lock Up Program

Zia Young Adult Access Center

209 Shrewsbury Street / Kiva Center / Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays 4pm-8pm

4 Mann Street, Worcester / Open Sky / Thursdays 2pm-6pm

774-242-6364 / Zia Director

508-751-9600 / Young Adult Peer Support

  • Community of young adults ages 16-22 who may be struggling with mental health, substance use, trauma or feeling disconnected

  • Peer support, community, and resource connections

ADDITIONAL Mental Health Resources

NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) of Massachusetts

1-617-704-6264

email: compass@namimass.org

  • NAMI Massachusetts provides free education and support programs around Massachusetts for people diagnosed with mental health conditions and their families

  • The COMPASS Helpline at NAMI Massachusetts helps people navigate the complex mental health system and find resources for themselves or others

  • NAMI of Central MA

    • FREE Support and educational groups

    • 508-386-3562

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline:

1-800-273-8255

1-888-628-9454 / Spanish

1-800-799-4889 Deaf and Hard of Earing / (TTY) 1-800-273-8255

  • Provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicide crisis or emotional distress

  • 24 hours/7 days a week

Mentoring Programs

African Community Education

484 Main Street, #355, Worcester

508-459-2284

  • Mentoring for Empowerment and Exchange

  • For African immigrant youth, grades 5th-12th

The Assumption Center

16 Vineyard Street, Worcester, 01603

508-767-1356

email: myra.assumption@gmail.com

  • Mentoring program - all online

  • Child is matched with mentor for weekly 1-on-1 meeting (tutoring and mentoring)

  • Group meetings on Thursday afternoons (group activities with other children)

Big Brother's Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest

484 Main Street, Suite 360, Worcester

508-752-7868

email: info@bbscm.org

  • For boys ages 6-13 and girls ages 6-12

Boys & Girls Club of Worcester

65 Boys & Girls Club Way, Worcester, 01610

508-754-2686

  • Programs for children ages 8-18

Center for Living and Working Transition to Adulthood Program

484 Main Street, Suite 345, Worcester

508-798-0350

  • Independent living services for eligible youth ages 14-22 who have a disability and who have IEP's in high school to prepare them for transition to adult services

Therapeutic Mentoring Services

  • Through the Children's Behavioral Health Initiative

  • Offered by various providers

  • For more info on providers search go to:

  • For children under the age of 21 who are on or eligible for MassHealth insurance and who have a mental health diagnosis

Easterseals Massachusetts

484 Main Street, 6th Fl., Worcester

1-800-244-2755

  • Thrive Mentoring for Youth Women, Brothers Against Discrimination, and Youth Leadership Network

  • Free mentoring programs for youth ages 14-26 with disabilities

Girl's Inc. Group Mentoring Program

125 Providence Street, Worcester

508-755-6455 ex.19

  • For girls ages 9-14 participating in afterschool program

Latino Education Institute at Worcester State University

537 Chandler Street, Worcester

508-798-6507

  • ENLACE: mentoring for male students

LUK Mentoring Program

40 Southbridge Street, 4th Fl., Worcester

1-800-579-0000

  • For children and youth ages 6-17

  • For youth with a learning, emotional or behavioral disability, youth impacted by incarceration of a family member, youth involved in the foster care system, youth impacted by opioid use, and/or any youth who would benefit by having additional adult support

Southeast Asian Coalition of Central MA

484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester

508-791-4373

  • Mentoring program for Asian American youth

Quinsigamond Community College Mentoring Program

670 West Boylston Street, Worcester

508-854-7413

email: mentoring@qcc.mass.edu

  • Open to all QCC students

  • Connects QCC students with staff, faculty, industry and community members to create one-on-one mentoring relationships

Torch Foundation

Partnered with Yes We Care

1-617-650-7203 / Dianne Langford-James

  • Free motivational and leadership workshop for teens ages 13-17

People Empowering People Parent Leadership Training

484 Main Street, Suite 460, Worcester

508-796-1411

  • 8-week life skills, parent leadership program for Worcester parents

The Worcester Police Department Clergy Police Youth Partnership

9-11 Lincoln Street, Worcester

email: MurthaS@worcesterma.gov

  • For any 5-18 year old's, especially those whose lives have been affected or influenced by alcohol or other drugs, crime, peer pressure and/or violence

YMCA Leaders Club

75 Shore Drive, Worcester

508-852-6694

email: jbrown@ymcaofcm.org

  • Leadership incubation program for youth ages 13-17

Girl's Choice Program of the YWCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters

1 Salem Sq., Worcester

508-767-2505 ex.3073

  • For 7th grade girls enrolled in WPS

VOICES (Valuing our Insights for Civic Engagement)

YWCA

1 Salem Sq., Worcester

508-767-2505

  • 6-week youth development program for ages 12-15

Neighborhood Centers

Worcester Division of Neighborhood & Housing

508-799-1400

CENTRO

508-798-1900

  • Great Brook Valley office:

    • 774-823-3722

  • New Americans CDC

    • 508-798-1900 ex. 229

East Side Community Development Corp. (CDC)

508-799-6942

Friendly House

508-755-4362

Main South CDC

508-752-6181

Oak Hill CDC

508-754-2858

Pleasant Street Nhbd. Network Center

774-823-3311

Quinsigamond Village Community Center

508-755-7481

Parent Support & New Parent/ Pregnancy Programs

Worcester Diaper Programs:

Marie's Mission: A Diaper Outreach Program

340 Burncoat Street, Worcester, 01606

508-853-9400

  • Parents can get 30 diapers and wipes, once a month

  • Must show your MassHealth, WIC card or other referral form from a local agency and proof of Worcester residency

  • Open the 3rd Saturday of each month from 10am-noon

  • Open to Worcester residents

Pernet Family Health Service, Inc.

237 Millbury Street, Worcester

508-755-1228

  • An emergency diaper program - parents can come once a month and get 7 diapers

  • Need baby's birth certificate, proof of address and picture ID

  • For any parent

Friendly House

36 Wall Street, Worcester, 01604

508-755-1228

  • Every Thursday 10am - 1pm

  • Provides 30 diapers once a month

  • Must provide ID and proof of address

Little Bottoms Diaper program at Catholic Charities

10 Hammond Street, Worcester

508-860-2257

  • During its Food Pantry Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30am-2:30pm

  • Parents are eligible for 30 diapers per month - per child and wipes

  • Parent should bring a copy of their ID

Early Intervention (EI)

*A program for infants and toddlers (birth to 3 years old) who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay. EI services are designed to help support families and caregivers, and to enhance the development and learning of infants and toddlers through individualized, developmentally appropriate activities within the child's and family's everyday life experiences*

Worcester Area programs:

American Red Cross

2000 Century Drive, Worcester

508-595-3700 or 1-800-733-2767

  • Adult, Infant, and Child CPR & first aid

  • Babysitting Classes for children 10-13

  • Wilderness & Remote First Aid Program

  • Professional rescuer for healthcare providers & lifeguards

Ascentria Care Alliance

11 Shattuck Street, Worcester

781-591-1081

774-243-3962

  • Assist birthparents in making plans for the permanent care of their unborn children through referral to community resources and infant adoption

  • Birthparent Support Services

Massachusetts Children of Hope Safe Haven

Hotline: 1-866-814-SAFE

1-516-781-3511

  • No questions asked; no criminal charges filed

  • Any staffed fire station, police department, or hospital will take your child up to 30 days old under this program

Clearway Clinic

358 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester

508-438-0144

774-314-8298 / Text

Online Appointments & Ask the Nurse

  • All services provided - at NO COST and no insurance needed

  • Ultrasound for Pregnancy Diagnosis

  • Pregnancy & STI Testing

  • Doctor Referrals & Resources Help

  • Pre-Natal classes

  • Parenting, adoption, abortion decision, and post-abortion help

Baby Café at Family Health Center of Worcester

26 Queen Street, Fuller RM, First Fl., Worcester

508-410-1282

Wednesdays 10am-11:30am; Fridays 11am-12:30pm

  • Free drop-in breastfeeding support

  • Open to all breastfeeding moms and pregnant women

  • Free access to a location consultation in the community

  • Interpreter services, free parking, and transportation assistance

The Jane Fund of Central Massachusetts

508-829-7300

  • Provides financial help to people who cannot afford abortion care

LUK

40 Southbridge Street, Suite 400, Worcester

508-762-3000 or 1-800-579-0000

  • Maternity group home for pregnant or parenting youth 18-21

  • Young Parent Support Program for pregnant or parenting youth 12-24

MSPCC

108 Belmont Street, Worcester

508-753-2967

MSPCC HOMEVISITING PROGRAMS:

  • Healthy Families - For first time parents under the age of 21 and child under the age of one at time of referral

  • Young Parents Support Program - For parents under the age of 25 with at least one child under the age of 5

  • Adoption and Foster Care Support

Parents Helping Parents Parent Stress Line

*A 24/hour free, confidential and anonymous helpline for parents who need to talk about problems they are having with their children*

  • 1-800-632-8188

Pernet Family Health Service

237 Millbury Street, Worcester

508-755-1228

  • Family home visiting, pregnant & parenting support

  • Young parents support program for parents under the age of 23

  • Early Intervention families with children birth to 3

  • Parenting classes (via Family Networks - for DCF involved families)

  • Diapers and Formula (once a month with proof of child) Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

  • Computer classes

Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts

470 Pleasant Street, Entrance on Dewey Street), Worcester, 01609

508-854-3300

1-800-258-4448

pplm.org

  • Family Planning Services

  • Pregnancy Testing & Birth Control options

  • STD Testing and treatment

  • Abortion Care

  • Gynecological care and Cancer Screenings

  • Education and Training

Problem Pregnancy of Worcester

495 Pleasant Street, Worcester

508-792-1125

Hotline: 1-888-310-7217

  • Free, confidential pregnancy counseling & pregnancy testing

  • Post abortion counseling

  • Free maternity and infant (up to 12) clothing and baby equipment on Wednesday

  • Information and referral

South Bay Community Services - Early Childhood

548 Park Ave, Suite B, Worcester

774-823-1500

  • Early Intervention: birth to 3

  • Play groups: all are welcome

  • Parenting Classes: Mornings & Evenings, birth - age 6

  • Baby Class: Bonding and attachment, Family Stress, Singing and movement

Injury Prevention from UMass Memorial Medical Center - FREE Child Passenger Safety Car Seat Checks by certificated safety Technicians

Jewish Family & Children's Services

P.O. Box 16770 Worcester, 01601

508-755-3101

  • Adoption services