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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

Health Imperatives Violence Intervention & Prevention

24-Hour Sexual Assault & Domestic Violence Hotline

508-588-8255

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

Mental Health

Child & Family Services – Emergency Mental Health Services

543 North Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Emergency Services Child & Family Services: (508) 984-5566

Emergency Services Crisis Center Child & Family Services: (508) 996-3154

Services: Emergency Services offers assessments and interventions to children and adults who are in a crisis situation. Interventions with children ages 0-20 can occur at any location including homes with Emergency Services involvement for up to 8 hours the first day and an additional 6 days of support as needed. Outreach for children ages 0-20 is provided 24/7.

Monetary Support 

Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern New England

(866) 889 – 9347

Services: Receive foreclosure counseling and debt reduction from this non-profit. CCCS provides homeowners and people in debt with confidential financial counseling. Services offered to clients include assistance with budgeting and money management, mortgage delinquency, debt management programs, foreclosure and housing counseling, and consumer education.

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.

Hours: Tues-Sat 9am-9pm

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.

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

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).

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

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, 9:00am-7:00pm
(978) 345-0685
LUK Toll Free: 1-800-579-0000temp
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:

Community Service Agency

3057 Acushnet Avenue New Bedford, MA 02745

(508) 990-0894

Services: facilitate access to, and ensure coordination of, care for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) who require or are already utilizing multiple services or are involved with multiple child-serving systems (e.g., child welfare, special education, juvenile justice, mental health) and their families.

Emotional Wellness Counseling

3267 Acushnet Ave New Bedford, MA 02745

(508) 995-1400

Family and Community Resources, Inc.

18 Newton Street, Brockton MA 02301

508-583-6498

Services: advocacy, support, individual and group treatment, case management and community education and training.

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

NAMI Mass Compass

The Schrafft Center 529 Main Street, Suite 1M17 Boston, MA 02129

(617)-580-8541

The NAMI Mass Compass is operated by peers and family members who have dealt with these issues first hand. Navigators are available to answer a wide range of questions and refer to NAMI support & education programs and other community resources

New Bedford Community Connections Coalition

NBCCC was established in 1995. We are one of twenty two coalitions across Massachusetts that is federally funded through the Department of Children and Families. Our mission is to facilitate the organization of comprehensive family support systems in the neighborhoods of the City of New Bedford while promoting a community centered child welfare best practices approach within the DCF system.

The Women’s Center

(508) 999-6636

The Women’s Center provides free and confidential 24-hour easily accessible services to those in need. We provide counseling, education, outreach, referrals and resources. We may be called the Women’s center, but we serve men and children as well.

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

Department of Children & Families (DCF) – New Bedford Site

98 North Front St. New Bedford, MA 02740

(508) 910-1000

Services: The Department of Children and Families (DCF) is charged with protecting children from abuse and neglect and strengthening families.

Family and Children’s Service of Greater Lynn, Inc.

111 North Common Street, Lynn, Massachusetts, 01902

(781) 592 – 5052

Services: runs the Emergency Financial Assistance Program. This is a so called fund of “last resort” and can help people who have no other options. Call and apply for financial assistance that can be used only after all other entitlement and government funded aid has been exhausted. The agency may provide everything from interest free loans to referrals and other support from FFS.

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.

Amesbury Center – Community Action, Inc.

44 Friend Street, Amesbury, Massachusetts, 01913

(978) 388 – 2570

Services: Low and moderate income families can apply for housing, rent assistance, food, mortgage help, holiday meals and gifts and clothing. They also operate a food pantry and clothing bank. In addition get help from a counselor in applying for the CAI Low-income Heating Assistance program (LIHEAP) as well as Women, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition and health program.

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) 860-1000
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.


Support Groups

AIDS Project Worcester
85 Green Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 755-3773
Group Type: HIV, LGBTQ support groups

Belmont AME Zion Church
55 Illinois Street, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 754-4539
Group Type: Financial literacy and support program

The Bridge of Central MA
4 Mann Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 755-0333
Group Type: LGBTQ and parents, family and friends of LGBTQ community

Center for Living and Working
484 Main Street, Suite 345, Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 798-0350
Group Type: individuals with disabilities, transition to adulthood, deaf parenting, parents of youths with disabilities

Hours: M-F 8am-5pm

Children’s Friend
21 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 753-5425
Group Type: social skills, dialectical behavior therapy, school age mothers, grief support and adoptive parents

Community Healthlink–Youth & Family Services
275 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 791-3261
Group Type: Act group, yoga, mindfulness, nurturing parent, building bridges

Clearway Clinic
358 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 438-0144  

Group Type: abortion recovery support, pre-natal classes, parenting classes

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
19 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605

(508) 852-1805
Group Type: refugee support groups (specifically those from Iraq, Bhutan, Burma and Burundi)

Elder Services of Worcester Area, Inc.
67 Millbrook Street, #100, Worcester, MA 01606

(508) 756-1545
YWCA, 1 Salem Square, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 756-1545
1-800-243-5111
TTY: 774-312-7291
Group Type: grandparents raising grandchildren support

Family Continuity Programs
17 Mechanic Street, 3rd Floor, Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 755-0556
Group Type: “Just Dads”

Island Counseling
108 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 752-3220
Group Type: dialectical behavior therapy, narcotic addiction support group

Learn to Cope
309 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 368-3300
Group Type: peer-led support for families dealing with addiction

LUK Crisis Center Inc.
40 Southbridge Street, 4th floor, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 762-3000
Group Type: support for those who have been impacted by an under-the-influence accident, support for parents/ guardians of adolescents who are using or in recovery

Maria Luisa de Moreno International Foundation
90 Madison Street, Suite 300, Worcester, MA 0168

(508) 753-0600
Group Type: Spanish/English naturalization support

MSPCC
335 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602

(508) 753-2967
Group Type: teen girls, caregivers of children who have been abused and healthy families

Multicultural Wellness Center
76 Summer Street, Fitchburg MA, 01331
(508) 752-4665
Group Type: balancing life and recovery

PPAL–Worcester
21 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 767-9725
Group Type:  teen youth group, living with mental health issues, parent support group

Parents Helping Parents
129 Granite Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 852-4239
Group Type: parent support group

Pathways for Change, Inc.
588 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608

275 Nichols Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
1-800-870-5905 (English) or 1-800-223-5001 (Spanish)
Group Type: Survivors of rape/ sexual abuse, friends and family of survivors

Pernet Family Health Service
237 Millbury Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 755-1228
Group Type: fathers support, parenting classes

Potential Plus
422 Boston Turnpike Road, Suite 100, Shrewsbury, MA 01545

(508) 450-5593
Group Type: divorced women

Central MA Recovery Learning Community/KIVA Center
209 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 751-9600
Group Type: various groups for adults with mental health conditions, healthy living, recovery

Saint Francis Adult Day Health
101 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 752-2546
Group Type: Caregivers of elder or disabled adults

Samaritans
4 Mann Street, Worcester, MA 01602

617-674-5237
Group Type: survivors of suicide

Southeast Asian Center of Central Mass
484 Main Street, Suite 400, Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 791-4373
Group Type: Southeast Asian teen support

Hours: M-F 9am-5pm

South Bay Early Childhood
548 Park Ave, Suite B, Worcester, MA 01608

774-823-1500
Group Type: toddler play group, mom’s support group, parent step curriculum

UMass Medical School
365 Plantation Street, Suite 100, Worcester, MA 01605

(508) 320-0314
Group Type: parents with autistic children

Worcester Adoptive Families Together
335 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 753-2967
Group Type: parent run groups for adoptive parents

Worcester WIC Program–Family Health Center
199 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 762-5700
Group Type: breast feeding support, nutrition counseling

Worcester Community Connections
484 Main Street, Suite 460, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 796-1411
Group Type: family needs, parenting

Worcester Family Partnership
130 Leeds Street, Worcester, MA 01606
(508) 799-3136
Group Type: playgroup

Worcester Senior Center
128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 799-1232
Group Type: Low vision, AA

Worcester Youth Center
326 Chandler Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 791-4702
Group Type: academic and work readiness

YOU, Inc.
81 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5600
Group Type: teen specific, harmony/aikido, healthy relationships, JSI, LGBTQ, anger management, peer relationships, adolescent substance abuse, girl power, parenting, domestic violence, cancer support, health/wellness

YWCA
One Salem Street, Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 767-2502
Group Type: young parent program


Mental Health Providers

Advocates
1881 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 628-6300
24-hour Crisis Support 1-800-640-5432
Website: http://www.advocates.org/

Apogee Mental Health
23 Fruit Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 797-0537
Services: outpatient counseling.

Arbour Counseling Services
255 Park Avenue, Suite 305, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-0688
Services: outpatient counseling, psychiatric assessments.
Attachment Institute of New England
21 Cedar Street, 2nd floor, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-2663
Services: specialized for children with attachment disorders, trauma histories, PTSD and ADHD.

Bay Coast Behavioral

170 Pleasant St #100, Fall River, MA 02721

(774) 294-5722

Services: Bay Coast Behavioral is CARF accredited for Outpatient Treatment in Mental Health for Adults, Children and Adolescents. To learn more about CARF, or Bay Coast Behavioral’s accreditation

Behavioral Healthcare Services
198 Russell Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-8003 (for new clients) or (508) 753-5554 (for Psychiatric care)
Services: individual and family counseling, physical/sexual abuse assessments, medication management.

Open Sky Safe Homes
4 Mann Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 755-0333
Services: individual & family counseling for LGBT youth ages 14–23.

Cedar Street Family Clinic
340 Main Street, Suite 775, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 752-1331
Services: Individual, family & couples counseling, home-based counseling, medication management, psychological testing.

Center for Human Development
(Formerly Child and Family Service)
55 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 753-1260
Services: outpatient counseling for adults, children & couples, home visits, substance abuse evaluations & counseling.

Child & Family Services – Emergency Mental Health Services

543 North Street, New Bedford, MA 02740

Emergency Services Child & Family Services: (508) 984-5566

Emergency Services Crisis Center Child & Family Services: (508) 996-3154

Services: Emergency Services offers assessments and interventions to children and adults who are in a crisis situation. Interventions with children ages 0-20 can occur at any location including homes with Emergency Services involvement for up to 8 hours the first day and an additional 6 days of support as needed. Outreach for children ages 0-20 is provided 24/7.

Children’s Friend
20 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 753-5425
Services: outpatient counseling for children, adolescents and their parents, home visits, diagnostic evaluations.

Community Healthlink, Inc.
72 Jaques Avenue, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 860–1260
Services: inpatient detox, outpatient counseling, substance abuse counseling, crisis stabilization unit.

Community Healthlink – Youth and Family Services
275 Belmont Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 791-3261
Services: mental health, substance abuse and social services, early intervention.

Community Service Agency

3057 Acushnet Avenue New Bedford, MA 02745

(508) 990-0894

Services: facilitate access to, and ensure coordination of, care for youth with serious emotional disturbance (SED) who require or are already utilizing multiple services or are involved with multiple child-serving systems (e.g., child welfare, special education, juvenile justice, mental health) and their families.

Comprehensive Assessment Rehab & Education Center
26 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 754-8780
Services: assessments, counseling, anger management, sexual abuse survivors, substance abuse services, divorce mediation.

Counseling and Assessment Clinic of Worcester
38 Front Street, 5th Floor, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 756-5400
Services: counseling, therapeutic mentoring, medication assessment.

Counseling and Assessment Clinic – Union Street Office
51 Union Street, Suite G02, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 756-2005
Services: substance abuse counseling.
Counseling and Assessment Clinic – Fitchburg
76 Summer Street, Suite 200, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-9400
Services: counseling, therapeutic mentoring, medication assessment.

Department of Mental Health (DMH) –  New Bedford Site

800 Purchase St. New Bedford, MA 02740

(508) 996-7900

Services: The Department of Mental Health, as the State Mental Health Authority, assures and provides access to services and supports to meet the mental health needs of individuals of all ages, enabling them to live, work and participate in their communities.

Edward M. Kennedy Community Health Center
19 Tacoma Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 852-1805
Services: Outpatient multilingual psychotherapy and psychiatry services for children, adolescents and adults.

Emotional Wellness Counseling

3267 Acushnet Ave New Bedford, MA 02745

(508) 995-1400

Family Continuity Programs
17 Mechanic Street, 3rd floor, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 755-0556
Services: outpatient counseling and psychiatry, in-home therapy and therapeutic mentoring (ages 3–21).

Family Health Center
26 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 860-7930
Services: psychiatric services, adult and child therapy.
Family Services of Central MA
31 Harvard Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-4646
Services: Outpatient counseling, elder counseling, family mediation.

Fitchburg Comprehensive Treatment Center
155 Airport Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
855-220-6812

Genesis Club
274 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 831-0100
Services: Employment, education and housing supports, recovery through work/ friendship.

Heywood Rehab Center
69 Pearson Boulevard, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 630-6900

Island Counseling
108 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 753-3220
Services: individual, group, couples and family therapy, crisis intervention, medication management, initial psychiatric evaluations.

Ivy Child International
P.O. Box 63, Worcester, MA 01613
(508) 299-7905
Services: multicultural mindfulness programs, health education, mentoring and leadership programs.

Jewish Family Service of Worcester, Inc.
646 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-3101
Services: outpatient counseling, family mediation, custody evaluation, neuropsychological assessment.

Jewish Family Service – Westborough
45 Oak Street, Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 366-5300
Services: outpatient counseling, family mediation, custody evaluation, neuropsychological assessment.

LUK, Inc.
40 Southbridge Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 762-3000
Services: counseling, medication management, psychiatric consultation, substance abuse services.

LUK, Inc.
Mental Health, Substance Abuse Services; Counseling
545 Westminster Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
1-800-579-0000
Monday–Friday, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
MSPCC – Family Counseling Center
335 Chandler Street, Suite 1, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 753-2967 or 1-800-442-3035
Services: Children’s Behavioral Health Initiative Services, family support, adolescent support, sexual abuse and trauma services.

Lazarus House Ministries

412 Hampshire St, Lawrence, MA 01841

(978) 269 – 5284

Services: A program known as St. Luke’s Dental and Medical Program provides community clinics in the region. the free center also offers patients free dental care and medical care. The clinic is for those patients who have no health insurance and those who cannot afford to see a medical doctor or dentist.

Multicultural Wellness Center – Worcester
250 Commercial Street, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 752-4665
Services: individual and family therapy, culturally centered counseling, psychiatry, medication management.

Multicultural Wellness Center – Fitchburg
515 Main Street, 3rd floor, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-3336
Services: individual and family therapy, culturally centered counseling, psychiatry, medication management.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI)

529 Main Street, Suite 1M17 Boston, MA 02129

(617)-580-8541

The NAMI Mass Compass is operated by peers and family members who have dealt with these issues first hand. Navigators are available to answer a wide range of questions and refer to NAMI support & education programs and other community resources

Newton Square Counseling Center
338 Highland Street, Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 752-5880
Services: counseling, anxiety, depression and stress management, alcohol and drug counseling.

Odonata Psychotherapy and Retreat Center

3229 Cranberry Highway Buzzards Bay MA 02532

774-247-4939

Services: Odonata Psychotherapy provides both individual and group therapy for a variety of concerns depending on the needs of each client.

Pathway’s Counseling Services

284 County Street New Bedford, MA

(774) 628-0001

Psychology Today

Psychology Today is a web magazine that offers a searchable database of therapists, psychiatrists, support groups, and treatment facilities.

https://www.psychologytoday.com/us

SMOC Behavioral Health Services
300 Howard Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 879-2250

South Bay Mental Health
340 Main Street, Suite 818, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 791-4976 or 1-800-244-4691
Services: outpatient counseling, substance abuse counseling, in-home therapy and therapeutic mentoring, urgent care services, kin coaching.

South Bay Mental Health – Early Childhood Services
548 Park Avenue, Suite B, Worcester, MA 01603
(774) 823-1500
Services: early intervention, infant mental health, family support services.

South Bay Mental Health – Day Services
340 Main Street, Suite 819, Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 752-3969
Services: partial hospital program, intensive outpatient program, day treatment program.

Seven Hills Behavioral Health – New Bedford

589 S 1st St, New Bedford, MA 02740

(508) 755-2340

Southeast Center for Independent Living

508-679-9210

The Philosophy of Independent Living maintains that individuals with disabilities have the right to choose services and make decisions for themselves.

Services: training,information and support to help consumers achieve individual goals, experience personal growth and participate fully in community life.

Spectrum Outpatient Services – Lincoln Street
585 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 854-3320
Services: substance abuse counseling, adult outpatient counseling, intensive outpatient treatment.

Spectrum Outpatient Services – Merrick Street
105 Merrick Street, Worcester, MA 01607
(508) 797-6100
Services: adolescent substance abuse treatment, substance abuse evaluations.

UMass Memorial – Emergency Mental Health Service
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 334-3562
Services: 24-hour psychiatric emergency service.

UMass Memorial – Ambulatory Psychiatry Service (APS)
328 Shrewsbury, Street, Worcester, 01604
(508) 334-5393
Services: General psychiatry clinic with psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

UMass Memorial – Women’s Mental Health Specialty Clinic
328 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 334-5101
Services: Consultation and treatment regarding hormonally in uenced conditions (pregnancy, post-partum and menopause).

UMass Memorial – Addiction Co- Morbidity Treatment Service
328 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 334-0365
Services: Consultation and/or brief treatment of addiction.

UMass Memorial – Depression Specialty Clinic
328 Shrewsbury Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 334-0366
Services: Consultation service when other treatments for depression have not worked well enough.

UMass Memorial – Barre Family Health Center of UMMMC
151 Worcester Road, Barre, MA 01005
(978) 355-6321
Services: evaluation and treatment.

UMass Memorial – Family Medicine and Community Health
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655 279 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 334-8830
Services: evaluation and brief treatment.

UMass Memorial – Neuropsychiatry Referral Center
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-5548
Services: complex neuropsychiatry consultation.

UMass Memorial – Neuropsychology Referral Center
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 334-8205
Services: neuropsychological testing and evaluations of medical conditions that a ect cognitive, behavioral or emotional functioning.

UMass Memorial – The Sleep Center
85 Prescott Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 793-4950
Services: sleep study, cognitive behavioral therapy of insomnia, psychopharmacology for insomnia.

UMass Memorial – Department of Psychiatry Parent’s Apart Program
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 793-6336
Services: court-approved parent education program for divorcing and separating parents.

UMass Memorial – Child Protection Program
55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655
(774) 442-6629
Services: Outpatient evaluation of children for suspected abuse, referral to mental health services.

Valley Psychiatric Services, Inc.
225 Park Avenue, No. 500, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 753-2900 or 1-800-800-5504
Services: in-clinic and home-based counseling, psychological testing, medication evaluation, group therapy.

Worcester Pastoral Counseling Center – Worcester
128 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 757-0376
7 Church Street, Westborough, MA 01581
(508) 366-4000
34 Felton Street, Hudson, MA 01749
(508) 366-4000
Services: outpatient counseling for individuals, couples, marriage and family, grief and loss, alcohol and substance abuse, anxiety, depression & stress management.

YOU, Inc. – Family Center Worcester
81 Plantation Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5600 ext. 277
Services: Counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families, adolescent substance abuse, psychological testing, trauma evaluations, and after- school programs.

YOU, Inc. – Family Center Gardner
205 School Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-2321
Services: Counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families, adolescent substance abuse, psychological testing, trauma evaluations, and after- school programs.

YOU, Inc. – Family Center Southbridge
328 Main Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
(508) 765-9101
Services: Counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families, adolescent substance abuse, psychological testing, trauma evaluations, and after- school programs.

YOU, Inc. – Community Based Services
172 Lincoln Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 770-0511
Services: Counseling for children, adolescents, adults and families, adolescent substance abuse, psychological testing, trauma evaluations, and after- school programs.


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