A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester
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Energy and Utility Assistance

Fuel Assistance
If you have a past balance due and need to work out a payment plan please check with your provider about arrearage programs. These programs sometimes allow for a portion of your overdue balance to be “forgiven.”

Citizens Energy Heat Assistance Programs
1-877-JOE-4-OIL
Services: reduction in utility payments for those facing financial hardships. There are no strict income limits and no citizenship requirements. You do not need proof of immigration status.

Gardner Community Action Committee
294 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-8700
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Jewish Family Services of MetroWest
475 Franklin Street, Suite 101, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 875-3100
Website: http://www.jfsmw.org/

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
484 Main Street, 2nd floor, Worcester, MA 01608
1-800-632-8175
Services: Government program to help low-income families and individuals pay their heating bills during the winter.

MassSAVE
1-866-527-7283
Services: MassSAVE o ers energy tips and information about free home energy assessments, energy-saving products, and loans, rebates, and other incentives for energy-saving home improvements.

National Grid and NSTAR
1-800-322-3223 / 1-866-315-2496
Services: Serve primarily residential customers with balances over $300 that has been due for at least 60 days.

The Salvation Army’s Good Neighbor Energy Fund
640 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 756-7191
Services: Assistance with heating bills, including gas, electric and oil.

Saint Vincent de Paul
507 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA, 01603
(508) 752-4232
Services: offers assistance with emergency new or gently used general clothing, utility or electric bill payment assistance and medical bill payment assistance.

RAFT Residential Assistance for Families in Transition
12 East Worcester Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(978) 630-6600
Services: gives short-term financial assistance to low-income families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Department of Public Utilities
1-800-392-6066
Services: Provide lower rates for gas, electricity and telephone for low-income families. Prevent the shutoff of gas of senior households, a low-income family with an infant, someone with a serious illness, or a tenant with utilities included in the rent.

The Worcester Community Action Council
484 Main Street, Second Floor, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 754-1176
Services: provides eligible households, homeowners or renters with help paying a portion of winter heating bills.


Substance Abuse

AdCare Hospital – Worcester
107 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 799-9000 / Intake: 1-800-345-3552 ext. 4300
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services.

Advocates, Inc. – Linda Fay Griffin House
15 Northampton Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 755-8990 / Intake: (508) 755-8990 ext. 0
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house.

Arbour Counseling
255 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-0688
Services: Substance abuse treatment.

Catholic Charities – Crozier House
10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 860-2216 / Intake: (508) 860-2209
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house.

Center For Recovery
West Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532
(508) 713-4672
Specialties: Substance abuse recovery, sexual addiction, eating disorders

Channing House
21 Catharine Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 755-8088
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house.

Clinical and Support Options – Satellite
491 Main Street, Athol, MA 01331
(978) 249-9490
Services: Substance abuse treatment.

Community Healthlink, Inc.
72 Jaques Avenue, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 860-1260 / Intake: (508) 421-4411
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services.

Community Healthlink Inc – Detoxification Program
12 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 860-1200
Services: Detoxification.

Community Healthlink Inc – Highland Grace House
280 Highland Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 860-1172
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services.

Community Healthlink, Inc. – Orchard Street, Program
17 Orchard Street, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 537-3109 / Intake: (617) 661-3991 Services: Substance abuse treatment.

GAAMHA, Inc. – Pathway House
171 Graham Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-4574
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house.

Genesis Counseling Services
24 Union Avenue, Suite 11, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 620-2992
Website: http://www.genesiscounselingservices.org/

Habit OPCO
155 Airport Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-6300 ext. 127 / Intake: (978) 343-6300
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine Services.

Harrington Memorial Hospital – Recovery Services George B Wells Center
176 Main Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
(508) 765-2725 / Intake: (508) 765-9167 ext. 4222
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine Services.

Hector Reyes House
27 Vernon Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 459-1801
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services.

Hope House, Inc.
119 Forest Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 892-1010 / Intake: (508) 892-1061
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house, Buprenorphine Services.

Integrated Treatment Unit
P.O. Box 219, Rutland, MA 01543
(508) 886-4746 / Intake: (508) 886-4746 ext. 322 Services: Substance abuse treatment.

Jeremiah’s Inn
1059 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 755-6403
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house.

LUK Crisis Center Inc – LUK Behavioral Health Clinic
545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-0685 ext. 244 / Intake: (978) 829-2200 Services: Substance abuse treatment.

McLean Ambulatory and Residential – Treatment Center
216 Lake Road, Ashburnham, MA 01430
1-800-230-8764
Services: substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine services.

McLean Center at Fernside
162 Mountain Road, Princeton, MA 01541
1-800-906-9531 / Intake: (978) 464-2141
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine services.

Motivating Youth Recovery Program
12 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 860-1244
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine services.

North Central Human Services
P.O. Box 449, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-9400
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine services.

Passages
12 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 860-1142
Services: Substance abuse treatment, stabilization/ step down.

SMOC Substance Abuse Treatment Residential Programs
7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 872-4853
Website: http://www.smoc.org/substance-abuse-residential.php

South Middlesex Opportunity Council – Rhodes to Recovery
5 Rhodes Street, Millbury, MA 01527
(508) 581-7821
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Halfway house.

Spectrum Health Systems, Inc.
176 Main Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
(508) 792-5400 ext. 5201 / Intake: (800) 464-9555 ext. 1161 Services: Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance.

Spectrum Health Systems Inc – Outpatient Services
200 East Main Street, Milford, MA 01757
(508) 634-1877 ext. 3102 / Intake: (800) 464-9555 ext. 1161
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine services.

Spectrum Health Systems Inc – Outpatient Services
585 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 854-3320 / Intake: (800) 464-9555 ext. 1161
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification.

Spectrum Health Systems Inc – Outpatient Services
105 Merrick Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 797-6100 / Intake: 1-800-464-9555 ext. 1161
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Buprenorphine services.

Spectrum Health Systems Inc – Primary Care
154 Oak Street, Westborough, MA 01581
(800) 366-7732
Services: Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification.

Spectrum Health Systems Inc – Transitional Support Services
154-155 Oak Street, Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 898-1570 ext. 2197
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Methadone Maintenance, Halfway house, Buprenorphine services.

UMass Memorial Medical Center – Ambulatory Psychiatry Service
361 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 334-2537
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Buprenorphine services.

UMASS Memorial Medical Center – Mental Health 8 East
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655
(774) 443-2761 / Intake: (508) 856-0011
Services: Substance abuse treatment, Detoxification, Methadone Maintenance, Methadone Detoxification, Buprenorphine services.

Youth Opportunities Upheld Inc – Structured Outpatient Services
172 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 770-0511 ext. 109 / Intake: (508) 770-0511 ext. 120
Services: Substance abuse treatment.


Hotlines

Community Resources

Mass 211
Dial 211, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Free statewide confidential information and referral help line

 

Domestic Violence and Abuse

Daybreak Resources for Women & Children
(508) 755-9030
Hotline, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week

SafeLink Hotline
1-877-785-2020
24 Hour hotline for crisis intervention, safety planning, support, information, and referrals to emergency shelters

SAVE Victim Services (LUK, Inc. )
545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-0685
LUK Toll Free: 1-800-579-0000
Monday–Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Voices Against Violence
24-hour hotline: 1-800-593-1125 or (508) 626-8686

 

Help with Substance Abuse

Massachusetts Substance Abuse Information and Education Helpline
1-800-327-5050

The Youth Central Intake and Care Coordinator (YCICC)
1-866-705-2807

 

Neighborhood Services & Centers

Worcester Division of Neighborhood and Housing Development
(508) 799-1400

Centro Las Americas
(508) 798-1900

East Side Community Development Corporation (CDC)
(508) 799-6942

Green Island Neighborhood Center
(508) 753-4661

Main South Community Development Corporation (CDC)
(508) 752-6181

Lakeside Neighborhood Center
(508) 792-5750

Oak Hill Community Development Corporation (CDC)
(508) 754-2858

Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center
(508) 754-7793

Quinsigamond Village Community Center
(508) 754-7481

South Worcester Neighborhood Center
(508) 757-8344

Worcester Senior Center
(508) 799-1232

 

State Agencies

Department of Mental Health (DMH)
(508) 363-3838

Department of Developmental Services (DDS)
(508) 792-6200

Department of Public Health (DPH)
(508) 792-7880

Department of Telecommunications and Energy (DTE)
800-392-6066

Department of Revenue (Child Support)
800-332-2733

Department of Children and Families (DCF, formerly DSS)
(508) 929-2000

Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
(508) 767-3100

Department of Youth Services (DYS)
(508) 792-7611


Mentoring Programs

African Community Education Program
24 Chatham Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3653
Services: mentoring for African immigrant youth in grades 5–12.

Big Brothers Big Sisters
484 Main Street, Suite 360, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 752-7868
Services: mentoring services to children at risk (ages 6–13)

Center for Living & Working, Inc. – Transition to Adulthood Program(TAP)
484 Main Street, Suite 345, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 755-1782
Services: prepare youth (14-22) with signi cant disabilities for independence of adulthood.

Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative – Therapeutic
Mentoring Services
Various Contracted Providers 1-888-217-3501
Services: teaching children new skills, especially how to interact with adults and other children.

Friendly House, Inc. – Pilot Mentoring Program
36 Wall Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 755-4362
Services: Career and college readiness for youths (ages 13–17).

LUK, Inc. – LUK Mentoring Program
545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
40 Southbridge Street, 4th floor, Worcester, MA 01608
99 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
251 Main Street, Webster, MA 01570
1-800-579-0000.
Services: one-to-one, community-based, and site-based programs for youth (ages 6–17).

LUK, Inc.
545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 Monday–Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
(978) 345-0685
LUK Toll Free: 1-800-579-0000
Education and Employment: Mentoring Programs 21

MIHN Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network
923 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-9501
St. Peter’s Church – After School Mentoring Program
929 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 767-1356
Services: On Wednesday and Thursday, children (ages 6–15) are matched with college volunteer mentors for homework help, arts, sports, and games.

Tempo Young Adult Resource Center
68 Henry Street, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 879-1424
Monday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm; Tuesday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Wednesday, 8:00 am – 8:00 pm; Thursday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Website: http://tempoyoungadults.org/

Training Resources of America – Young Parent Demonstration Program
2 Foster Street, 3rd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608 (508) 753-2991
Services: Mentoring services focused on education, career advancement and personal development (ages 14–21).

Worcester Police Department – The Clergy Police Youth Partnership
9-11 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-8696
Services: reach, assist, and transform youth, especially those affected or drugs, crime, and/or violence (ages 5–21).

YEATEAM (Youth Empowerment and Activism)
Raquel (774) 242-6461 or Marianna (774) 641-1132
Services: young people and adults who creatively and strategically fight racism together (ages 13–18).
YWCA and Big Brothers Big Sisters – The Girl’s CHOICE Program
1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 767-2505 ext. 3073
Services: fosters long term mentoring friendships between professional women and middle school.


Women & Families

Family Support:

Montachusett Opportunity Council: Fitchburg Community Connections Coalition
76 Summer Street, Suite 210, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 829-0163

Work, Inc.
18 Mill Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-0337

Tri-Valley, Inc.
10 Mill Street, Dudley, MA 01571
(508) 949-6640

Work:

One-Stop Career Centers- Workforce Central
340 Main Street Suite 400, 4th Floor Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-1600
Services: job-related services including job listings, job fairs, career counseling, workshops, computer access and information about training and apprenticeship programs.

 

After School Programs for Children:

Allencrest Academic Learning Center
24 Church Street, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-7799
Students in grades K–12 receive afterschool tutoring
Monday–Thursday, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster
365 Lindell Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453
Juniors (children ages 8–12) and Teen Programs (13–18)

Cleghorn Youth Center After school Programs
18 Fairmount Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 Monday–Friday, 1:45 pm – 5:00 pm

CYC KIDZ
Youth ages 5–11. Daily homework help and one-on-one tutoring assure academic success.

CYC Teens
Youth ages 11–18.

Belmont AME Zion Church
55 Illinois Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 754-4539
Services: After school program for girls

Big Brother Big Sisters
484 Main Street, Suite 360 Worcester, MA
(508) 752-7868
Services: A variety of after school programs and activities for at-risk youth (co-ed).

Boys and Girls Club of Worcester
65 Tainter Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 753-3377
32 Great Brook Valley Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 852-7620
Services: After school programs for children of all ages.

Community Builders of Plumley Village East
16 Laurel Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 757-3801
Mon.–Friday 9:00 am–5:00 pm; Wed 9:00 am–2pm
Services: Various after school and summer programs for residents of Plumley Village.

Friendly House
36 Wall Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 755-4362
Services: Provides a variety of service from like after-school programs, immigration assistance, food distribution, furniture and much more.

Girls Inc.
125 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 755-6455
Services: Provides high quality programming to girls in the Greater Worcester area, ages 5-18

Girl Scouts of Central and Western Massechusetts
81 Gold Star Blvd., Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 852-7674
Services: Summer and school year programs for girls

Pernet Family Health
237 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA  01601
(508) 755-1228
Services: Youth group for 6th, 7th and 8th graders

Salvation Army
640 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 765-7191 (x227)
Services: After school program and an after school food service program.

Saint Peter’s Church
929 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 752-4674
Services: Mentoring Program for children ages 6-14.

Worcester Youth Center
326 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 791-4702
Services: Offers leadership, educational, employment, mentoring programs and more for youth between the ages of 14-24.

YMCA
766 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
75 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 755-6101
Services: They offer childcare, camp opportunities for children, sports, and other programs for youth of all ages. The YMCA has services for children and their families.

YOU Inc.
81 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5600
Services: Youth Making a Difference (YMD) therapeutic afterschool and summer programs for adolescents ages 10-16. (accepts DCF referrals only)

YouthNet (Girls Inc. Program)
484 Main Street, Suite 560, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 791-3181
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday after school. In collaboration with You Inc. for middle school girls.
Services: Free summer program for youth ages 11-15 involving several agencies. Transportation provided

Summer Programs:

Leominster Public Schools
24 Church Street, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-7700

Food Programs for Children:

Salvation Army/Kids “Feast”
640 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 756-7191
Services: Meals for children between 1st and 6th grade, Monday-Thursday 3:00 pm-6:00 pm

Boys & Girls Club Kids Café:
65 Tainter Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 753-3377
Services: Meals available during the school year. Monday- Friday from 5:00 pm-6:30 pm. Services are for children and youth between the ages of 8-18.

USDA Free Summer Meal Program

145 Border Street, Boston, MA 02128
Project Bread: 1-800-645-8333
Services: Free meals available at sites around the city. For a location near you, call Project Bread.

 

Child Care:

Child Care Resources
799 W. Boylston Street, Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 856-7930
Services: referrals to licensed day care providers for families that receive DTA benefits
Hours: M.T.Th.F., 7:00 am – 4:30 pm; W., 7:00 am–6:00 pm

Head Start Program of Worcester Public Schools
770 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 799-3608 or (508) 799-3254
Services: Preschool programs for children ages 3 and 4. Must meet Federal Income Guidelines and be a Worcester resident.

SMOC Daycare Programs
7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702

YMCA Respite Drop-In Program
Not available at Central Massachusetts location

 

Domestic Violence Resources:

Day Break Resources for Women and Children
PO Box 3093 Worcester, MA 01613
(508) 755-9030
Services: The hotline offers court advocacy, information about support groups, individual short-term counseling, and connection with emergency centers

SafeLink Hotline
877-785-2020
Services: Access to emergency shelters statewide. Provides crisis prevention, safety planning, support, information and referrals to a variety of programs. 24-hour line response in English, Spanish and TTY. Has translation in 140 languages.

Worcester Police Department (WPD) WINN Program:
(508) 799-8610
Services: Assistance for victims of Domestic Violence within the WPD.

Pathways for Change
588 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
800-870-5905 (English) or 800-233-5001 (Spanish)
Services: 24 hour hotline for those who have been sexually assaulted or know someone who has been sexually assaulted. Various support groups are available.

RCAP Solution’s Safe Step Program
1-800-488-1969 x6772
Services: Transitional Housing and Case management for any women with children who are fleeting from Domestic Violence and meet eligibility criteria. Not for emergency placement.

Community Healthlink Victims Services (A Member of UMass Memorial Health Care)
275 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 752-3261
Services: Various Therapeutic Programs for Victims of Domestic Violence are available.

New Hope Inc.
91 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA, 01605
(508) 753-3146
Services: Offers services to individuals and families involved in domestic violence

Spectrum’s Prevention of Abuse and Violence through Education (P.A.V.E.) Program
585 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
1-800-464-9555 or (508) 854-3320 x1156
Services: Offers a 40-wk psycho-educational program designed for men who batter their partners.

 

Parent Support & New Parent/Pregnancy Programs:

American Red Cross
2000 Century Drive, Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 595-3700
Services: programs for parents and child, including but not limited to adult infant and child CPR, adult infant and child first aid and babysitting classes for children 10-13.

Baby Safe Haven
866-814-7233
Services: If unable to keep child and wish to give child to a safe place. No questions asked and no criminal charges filed. Any fire station or hospital will take you child under the Baby Safe Haven Program.

Pleasant Street Baptist Church- Brephos Boutique
165 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-8754
Services: Distribution of baby clothing, shoes and other baby essentials.

Clearway Clinic
358 Shrewsbury Street, Worchester, MA 01604
(508) 438-0144
Services: pregnancy tests, options counseling, abortion recovery, referral and resources, STI information, pre-Natal classes, parenting classes and more.

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
19 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 852-1805
Services:  preventive care, routine checkups, immunizations, and management of acute and chronic illnesses. Patients have access to social service case management, psychological counseling, extended support services to people living with HIV, patient education and community prevention programs, and many more programs and services to serve our patients and communities.

Family Health Center- NEW Baby Café!
26 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 860-7889
Services: A comfortable place to breastfeed your child. Tuesdays 1:30 pm-3:30 pm and Fridays 11:00 am–1:00 pm

Lutheran Social Services of New England- Birthparent Support Services
14 E. Worcester Street, # 300 Worcester, MA 01604
774-243-3900
Services: Referral assistance for birth mothers looking into adoption options

MSPCC
335 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 753-2967
Services: Clinical care, and prevention and intervention programs are available in order to promote child well being. Offers home visiting programs.

Parents Helping Parents Parent Stress Line
1-800-632-8188
Services: 24 hour free, confidential, and anonymous helpline for parents who need to talk about problems they are having with their children.

Pernet Family Health Services, Inc.
237 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 755-1228
Services: Family home visiting, pregnant and parenting support.

Problem Pregnancy
495 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA, 01609
(508) 507-8378
Services: Confidential pregnancy counseling and pregnancy testing, post abortion counseling, pre and post natal care and free maternity and infant (up to size 12) clothing and baby equipment.

South Bay Early Childhood
548 Park Avenue, Suite B, Worcester, MA 01603
774-823-1500
Services:Early intervention, Play groups, Parenting classes, Baby class, Toddler Play Group and Mom Support Group.

Thom Worcester Area Early Intervention and Family Support
239 Mill St, Suite B, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 752-8466
Services: Screening for developmental problems, home visits, parent support groups and play groups are available to families with children under the age of three.

Umass Memorial Medical Center and the Child Passenger Safety Coalition of Worcester County
774-443-8627
Services: Free child passenger safety care seat checks by certified safety technicians.

WCCC (Worcester Community Connections Coalition) Resource & Referral Center
484 Main Street, Suite 460 (4th Floor) Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 796-1411
Services: Helps local families connect to community services. Various parent educational and support groups available.

Worcester Family Partnership
130 Leads Street, Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3136
Services:  home visits, support groups, play groups for children, and parent workshops and family activities. For parents and their children ages 0-8.

Worcester Public Schools Head Start Programs for Homeless Expectant Mothers
770 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 799-3608 or (508) 799-3225
Services: Provides home visiting, resources, support and referrals for families that are currently homeless (including doubled up) and or families who may have recently found housing.

 

Women/Family Shelters

Abby’s House
52 High Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-5486
Services: Housing and shelter services to women and children. In addition to housing, women and children will have support around domestic violence and other issues.

Emergency Assistance- Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA)
9 Walnut Street
, Worcester, MA 01608
1-800-249-2007
Services: Gives shelter and other emergency housing services to low-income families with children, and to pregnant women, to prevent homelessness

Youville House
133 Granite Street, 
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 753-3084
Office hours: 8:00–5:00, M–F
Services: Shelter for homeless families with DHCD referral

Shepherd’s Place
133 Paine Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 757-5198
Services: Housing for single parent families, females only, age 18 or older with DHCD referral

Friendly House
87 Elm Street, 
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 792-1799
Services: Shelter available for homeless families with DHCD referral

Interfaith Hospitality Network
114 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608
91 June Street, Worcester, MA 01602
Phone: (508) 755-2212
FAX: (508) 798-8286
Services: Shelter available to homeless families with children. DHCD referral is NOT needed.

Visitation House

119 Endicott Street, Worcester, MA

Visitation House is a welcoming home for women facing unplanned pregnancies with no other place to turn. The house serves up to 12 women at a time with a caring 24/7 staff and volunteers to mentor and model successful working-family life. Visitation House nurtures women to better care for themselves and their babies in a supportive family-like setting providing private rooms, food, clothing, as well as educational programs and coaching to build important life and career skills. Women stay at the house any time during their pregnancy until 6 months after their baby is born. This program is offered at no charge to the mother and is funded primarily by individual donations. Visitation House receives no government funding.

Contact: Eve Lindquist evelindquist@visitationhouse.org

 Phone: (508)965.7391

Learn more at visitationhouse.org.

 

Homelessness Prevention Programs

Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance (CMHA)
6 Institute Road, 
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 752-5519
Services: counseling on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities, eviction procedures, code violations, and security deposit law.

Community Healthlink
72 Jaques Avenue, 
Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 860-1260
Services: emergency assessment and response to help the homeless and people at risk of homelessness.

Homeless Prevention Center–Catholic Charities
10 Hammond Street
, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 860-2250
Services: help with utility and rent payments, housing search assistance, a food pantry, referrals, and other prevention services.


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