Coming Home Worcester is an online directory of services available to ex-offenders returning to, or currently living in the greater Worcester area. The directory is a resource that presents important information for ex-offenders about the services available in our community. This guide may also be useful for corrections practitioners, program staff, policymakers and the friends, families and volunteers that work with former offenders in the community.
When an offender is released from prison, he or she begins the difficult task of re-assimilating into the community. The ex-offender’s transition is oftentimes very complicated, and may include significant obstacles that must be overcome to obtain stability. Fortunately, the Worcester community has a network of services designed to assist those in need. By compiling this directory, it is our hope that we will be able to assist former offenders, and those who care about them, find the resources they need to make the difference between success and a return to incarceration.
A special thanks to The Family Needs Committee of the Worcester Community Connection Coalition, affiliated with YOU Inc. This group has undertaken the groundbreaking work in patiently assembling the resources for parents and others that has made our own “Coming Home Worcester” guide possible!