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Shelters and Transitional Housing

Emergency Services:
If you are homeless the MA Department of Housing and Community Development may be able to help. They are located at 9 Walnut Street, Worcester and their phone number is (508) 767-3189.  Their offices are open from 8am–4pm. Arrive early in the day in order to guarantee you are seen that day.

For one-on-one counseling, information, referral and workshops related to income security and housing stability go to RCAP Solutions Housing Consumer Education Center located at 12 East Worcester Street or call them at 1800 -488-1969.

Department of Housing and Community Development
100 Cambridge Street, Suite 300, Boston, MA 02114

Common Ground Resource Center (SMOC Headquarter)
8 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702
(508) 620-2690

Jeremiah’s Inn
1059 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 755-6403
Services: Community residential recovery program for men.

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

Webster Office:
251 Main Street, Webster, MA 01570
(508) 640-0011

Fitchburg Office:
99 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-0685

Transitional Living Program (TLP)
(508) 762-3200

MIHN Montachusett Interfaith Hospitality Network
923 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-9501

Our Father’s House
55 Lunenburg Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-3050, (978) 345-2256
Emergency/ Transitional Shelter for men and women over 18

Pathways Family Shelter, SMOC
248 Edgell Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 879-5047

St. Francis & St. Therese Catholic Worker House Hospitality
52 Mason Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 753-3588
Services: Emergency shelter in addition to two meals a day.

SRO Central MA Housing Alliance
6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 791-7265
Services: Provide single room occupancies for single individuals.

Turning Point Single Adult Shelter, SMOC
3 Merchant Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 875-6429

Veterans, Inc. Homeless Shelter
69 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 791-5348 or (508) 791-1213
Services: Housing for homeless veterans, and the families of veterans that were killed in combat.

Worcester Triage and Assessment Center (SMOC)
701 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 872-4853
Services: The Worcester Triage and Assessment Center (SMOC) help people in crisis, with or without substance abuse problems.


Transitional Housing Programs:

Channing House (Willis Center)
21 Catherine Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 755-8088
Services: Half-way house that focuses on the rehabilitation of clients with substance abuse and mental health issues. They o er long term and short term treatment.

Crozier House (Catholic Charities)
10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 797-6727
Services: Rehab center focusing on alcohol and substance abuse issues. Provides long term sober living treatments.

Dismas House
30 Richards Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-9389
Services: Transitional housing for former o enders facing homelessness.

Oasis House
9 Chadwick Street, Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 860-1175
Services: Transitional housing and services for homeless adults dealing with mental illness.

Permanent Housing for Homeless Men in Recovery
4 Leighton Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 400-5284

Transitional Housing for Women in Recovery
76 Mechanic Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-5724

Salvation Army Adult Rehabilitation Center
72 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-0528
Services: Six month program for individuals in recovery.

Youville House

133 Granite Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: (508) 753-3084

Website: http://www.ccworc.org

Office hours: 8–5, Monday-Friday

Services: provided through Catholic Charities Services which help elders, families and children in need with:

  • Older and disabled adults maintain their independence by receiving home care services while others enjoy the companionship of our volunteer visitors.
  • Low-income seniors learn new job skills by working at numerous area agencies as senior aides.
  • Homebound elders and people who would otherwise be alone enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with the aid of many volunteers.
  • Families receive emergency assistance, food and help with budgeting skills to prevent homelessness, while others find useable, wearable clothing at the Catholic Charities boutique.
  • Parents and children find emergency shelter and transitional services at Catholic Charities Youville House and at the Little Brown House through Catholic Charities partnership with Street, Mary’s Parish.
  • Women of all ages receive post-abortion counseling through Project Rachel.
  • Many parents and children benefit from the encouragement and instruction of parent aides.
  • A child completed his journey to his adoptive family, while prospective adoptive families are helped to access adoption services. Many others locate their adoptive histories.
  • Adult learners, assisted by volunteer tutors, pursue educational and life goals through improved literacy.
  • Refugee and immigrant youngsters are tutored after school weekly by college students through a partnership between Catholic Charities and the African Community Project.
  • Families discover strength by building life skills through our Family Resource Center group services.

Catholic Charities Services helping families who seek independence and community support:

  • People volunteer in the resettlement and homeless programs.
  • Newcomers (asylees, refugees and immigrants) living throughout Worcester County with limited financial means receive free medical physicals, lab work and medical documentation in their quest for US citizenship and permanent residency through a partnership of Catholic Charities and Street, Luke’s Health Center.
  • People participate in citizenship education and while others obtain immigration counseling.
  • Former refugees find help in their resettlement and in beginning new lives in the Untied States and others are enrolled in employment training.
  • Immigrants and refugees process legal documents that eventually lead to permanent residency and citizenship.
  • Men at Crozier House continue their pursuit of sobriety, while additional men live in the community through Crozier’s collaboration with Street, John’s Parish.
  • People with multiple sclerosis are assisted in their efforts to live independently.
  • Many of our neighbors access information and referral services.

Catholic Charities Services helping families faced with developmental disabilities:

  • Young adults find jobs through Mercy Centre’s employment services and job training or receive community based day services.
  • Hearing impaired people find comfort and companionship through deaf ministry.


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