A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

YWCA of Central MA

One Salem Square, Worcester, MA  01608
(508) 767-2505

Girls CHOICE Program

Contact:
Jennifer Madson
(508) 767-2505 ext. 3073

Services:
Girls CHOICE fosters long term mentoring relationships between professional women and middle school aged girls. The program aims to empower girls to achieve their aspirations through education and financial independence. Girls participate in one-on-one mentoring and weekly programming. Weekly programming is held during the school year and includes topics such as: stress management, bullying, body image, violence prevention, community service and group mentoring events. Girls also receive academic support services as needed.

This program is free of charge.

Eligibility:
Applicants must be entering or enrolled 7th grade girls attending Worcester Public Schools.

Applicants must be eligible for free and reduced lunch.

Applicants must be able to attend regular weekly programming and occasional events.

Applicants must be willing to be matched with a one-on-one mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters.

 

The Young Parents Program

Contact:
Brenda Safford
(508) 767-2505, x3028

Services:
The Young Parents Program offers pregnant and parenting out-of-school youth, aged 14-21, who have not achieved a high school diploma with GED preparation along with a variety of educational and life skills training.

Registration:
Registration is on going. Please call to schedule an appointment if you interested.

 

Sober Housing

Services:
Sober housing available for women. Housing available from four weeks up to two years.

Eligibility:
Women in need of short-term housing, full time student and/or working, 18 or older

Young Parent Program (YPP)

Services:
This program provides teen parents and pregnant teens the opportunity to complete their high school education through a GED program. Teen parents also receive community-based assistance while preparing for their GED such as childcare, case management, life and parenting skills training, job search assistance, health services, career exploration and more.

Contact:
Alyson Whalen
(508) 767-2505 x3028

Hours:
Mondays-Fridays
9:00 am–2:30 pm

Eligibility:
DTA referred Parents under 21 years old, pregnant or with children.

Breast / Reproductive Cancer Support Group

 Services: 
Water Exercise, Health and Wellness

Contact:
Maureen Burdulis
ENCOREPlus Facilitator
(508) 767-2505 Ext. 5509

Hours:
Held every Tuesday
Water Exercise component 11:00–11:30, Support Group at noon

Eligibility:
Free and open to any woman diagnosed with breast cancer or reproductive cancer.

Daybreak Domestic Violence

Services: 
Domestic violence services are designed to meet the needs of women and children whose lives are affected by interpersonal violence. All services are confidential and free of charge. All services can be accessed by calling the 24-hour hotline in your geographic area.

Contact:
Hotline
(508) 755-9030

Hours:
Call for dates, times, & location

Eligibility:
Adult  victims of domestic violence. No cost.

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