A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester
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Net of Compassion

674 Main Street C1, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 322-1363
http://www.netofcompassion.org

Hotel Grace is a 24/7 emergency shelter that operates Nov. 1–March 30 (until May in 2021).

Joshua’s Shower Trailer is a shower trailer that is located at 44 Temple Street, Worcester MA. The hours are Monday–Friday, 9:00 am–1:00 pm.

Programs at 674 Main Street:

Grace Pantry is the free food distribution program which runs on Thursdays, 1:00 pm–5:00 pm, basement level.

Grace Closet is the free clothing distribution program which runs on Wednesdays, 1:00–4:00 pm, basement level.

Meals on Main Street is a free meal program that runs every week on Saturday morning from 1:00 am–4:00 pm, on the sidewalk in front of the parking lot.


Salvation Army – Essex County

40 Water Street, Newburyport, MA 01950 (978) 465-0883


Salvation Army – Framingham

35 Concord Street, Framingham, MA 01702 (508) 875-3341
Soup Kitchen/Food Pantry


Savers Thrift Store

500 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 875-0225
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 9:00 am – 9:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am – 7:00 pm


Amesbury Center – Community Action, Inc.

44 Friend Street, Amesbury, MA 01913
(978) 388-2570

https://www.communityactioninc.org/programs/food/amesbury-center

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.


Community Action, Inc.

3 Washington Square, Haverhill, MA 01830
(978) 373-1971
Services: clothing, shelter, food, income and health and medical care. The non-profit community action agency provides clothing, food, and information of Massachusetts and federal government program and advocacy for tenants. Counselors will offer services to clients requesting assistance with utility companies to maintain services. Administers EFSP funds, Gazette Santa (holiday program), and Coats for Kids in
the wintertime.
Service Areas: Haverhill, Lynn and throughout Essex County


Catholic Charities, Leominster Office

(Also serves Fitchburg, Gardner area)
196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 840-0696
Website: http://www.ccworce.org
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm


Gardner Community Action Committee

294 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-8700
Website: http://www.gardner-cac.org
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30–4:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Clothing Closet

Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (978) 632-8700

Emergency Funds

Provides families and individuals in crisis assistance with emergency needs such as first months rent, one month’s rent to prevent eviction, utility bills with a termination notice and medical prescriptions. Assistance is provided while funds are available. Through this program families and individuals have access to comprehensive case management, advocacy and budget counseling.

Fellowship Table Program

Provides a free nutritious weekly meal at the United Methodist Church, 161 Chestnut Street, Gardner, MA, every Thursday served at 5:00 pm. Transportation to and from the meal site is available at four different locations beginning at 4:15 pm. The meal site is handicap accessible with ample parking and follows the public school schedule.
Provides families and individuals in crisis assistance with emergency needs such as first months rent, one month’s rent to prevent eviction, utility bills with a termination notice and medical prescriptions. Assistance is provided while funds are available. Through this program families and individuals have access to comprehensive case management, advocacy and budget counseling.

Food Distribution Program once a month
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:40 am – 4:30 pm, Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm Food pantry Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Fuel Assistance Program

The CAC is a seasonal satellite office for the Fuel Assistance Program. A representative from Fuel Assistance arrives weekly, while the program is in effect, to accept applications and answer questions regarding the program. Appointment must be made through the Fuel Assistance Agency prior to your visit.

Medical Transportation Program

Provides medical transportation to the elderly and handicap to medical appointments outside of Gardner, extending as far as Worcester. This program runs Monday through Friday with the earliest pick-up time being 8:30 am and the van returned to Gardner by 4:30 pm. Please note that this program books up very quickly, therefore appointments need to be scheduled ahead of time. For the transportation we ask for a donation, this amount varies upon where the appointment is located.


Pleasant Street Baptist Church- Baby Boutique

165 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: 508-756-8754
Website: http://www.pleasantstreetbaptist.org/baby-boutique-with-clear-way-clinic/

Services: The Compassion Baby Boutique is a partnership between Clearway Clinic and Pleasant Street Baptist Church and its mission is to meet the physical and spiritual needs of children and their caregivers in the Worcester area. It is open the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Mondays 10 am to 12 noon. On the third Monday a parenting class is offered.  You must register ahead of time for the class. For more information about Compassion Baby Boutique you can email Joyce at joycemorse@msn.com


Problem Pregnancy

 

495 Pleasant St.
Worcester, MA 01609

1-888-310-7217

Services:

Abortion Consultation, Free Pregnancy Tests, Free Limited Ultrasounds, Additional Service Referrals, and Confidential Services

Considering Abortion In Worcester, Massachusetts?

If you’re pregnant and considering abortion in Central Massachusetts, visit Problem Pregnancy. Our center provides abortion consultations to help you make an informed decision about abortion. Make an appointment at Problem Pregnancy to talk about your personal situation, discuss the abortion methods that may be available to you and get answers to any questions you may have.

Abortion Consultations

During your abortion consultation, Problem Pregnancy will provide information about the options that may be available to you at this point in your pregnancy and answer questions you may have about the abortion pill or surgical abortion. All abortion consultations are free and confidential.

Abortion Pill (Medical Abortion)

Medical or non-surgical abortion uses RU486 or other types of chemicals to terminate your pregnancy. This method of abortion is used for women who are within 10 weeks of the start of their last menstrual period.

Surgical Abortion

If you’re not a candidate for a medical (non-surgical) abortion or if the medical abortion fails, a surgical abortion would be necessary. Some of the most common surgical abortion procedures include manual vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage, and dilation and evacuation.

Savers

50 Mill Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 363-2777

Clothing

Services:
Sale of used and new clothing among other items.

Hours:
Monday- Saturday 9:00 am -9:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am–7:00 pm.


Neighbors Closet at Christian Community Church

Neighbors Closet at Christian Community Church

108 Beacon St.
2nd floor
Worcester, MA 01610

(508) 202-4532

Services: Provides new refugee families and families in a emergency crisis situation with clothes, house hold items, and furniture free of charge as needed and upon availability of items (by referral).

 


St. Stephen’s Thrift Store

20 Hamilton Street, Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 755-3165

Clothing

Services:
Used clothing available for sale.

Hours:
Tuesday-Thursday 9a-3p
Saturdays 9a-3p


Goodwill Store

Goodwill Store

25 Park Ave.
Worcester, MA 01605

(508) 752-4042

Hours:

Monday through Saturday 9a-7p. Sundays 11a-6p.

Services:  Sale of items such as clothing, furniture, and toys.


Emanuel Baptist Thrift Store

Emanuel Baptist Thrift Store

717 Main St.
Worcester, MA 01610

(508) 756-0009 / (508) 756-5336

Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday 10a- 5p

Services: The thrift store has furniture and clothing.


Donations Clearinghouse of the Central MA Housing Alliance

Donations Clearinghouse of the Central MA Housing Alliance

6 Institute Rd.,
Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 791-7265
(508) 752-5519

Hours: Tuesdays 1-4p, Wednesdays 1p–4p, Thursdays 9:00 am– 11a, Fridays 9:00 am–11:30a

Services: Donated items of furniture and household goods for families and individuals moving out of shelter to permanent housing, victims of fire, or those fleeing domestic violence, DCF reunification and elders at risk

 


Abby’s House

52 High Street, Worcester, MA 01609

(508) 756-5486

http://www.abbyshouse.org/thrift_shop

Abby’s House Thrift Store

Services:
The Abby’s House Thrift Store provides  clothing, accessories, home goods, and bargain-priced cosmetics to the community.

Hours:  
Monday through Thursday 10:00 am–3:00 pm. Fridays 10:00 am–2:00 pm. Saturdays 10:00 am–1:00 pm. The store is closed on holidays.

 


Clothing and Furniture

Abby’s House Thrift Store

52 High Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-5486
Services: Clothing, accessories, home goods, and bargain-priced cosmetics

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.

Catholic Charities, Leominster Office

(Also serves Fitchburg, Gardner area)
196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 840-0696

Community Action, Inc.

3 Washington Square, Haverhill, MA 01830

(978) 373-1971

Services: clothing, shelter, food, income and health and medical care. The non-profit community action agency provides clothing, food, and information of Massachusetts and federal government program and advocacy for tenants. Counselors will offer services to clients requesting assistance with utility companies to maintain services. Administers EFSP funds, Gazette Santa (holiday program), and Coats for Kids in the wintertime.

Service Areas: Haverhill, Lynn and throughout Essex County

Donations Clearinghouse of the Central MA Housing Alliance
6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 791-7265 / (508) 752-5519

Services: Donated items of furniture and household goods for families and individuals moving out of shelter to permanent housing, victims of re, or those eeing domestic violence, DCF reuni cation and elders at risk

Dress for Success – Worcester

484 Main Street, Suite 101, Worcester, MA 01608 – Denholm Building
(508) 796-5660
Worcester@dressforsuccess.org
Services: Professional attire, a network of support, and career development tools for women

Emmanuel Baptist Thrift Store

717 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610

(508) 756-0009 / (508) 756-5336

Faith Boutique of Christ Baptist Church

24 Granby Road, Worcester, MA 01604 (508) 799-9101
Services: Free clothing and diapers

Friendly House, Inc.

36 Wall Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-4362
Services: Social service workers help families with food, shelter, clothing, resume, job search, information and referral, holiday baskets and toys, immigration and naturalization services, translation, forms preparation, notary, etc.

Gardner Community Action Committee: Clothing Closet

294 Pleasant Street, Gardner, MA 01440

Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

(978) 632-8700

Goodwill Store

25 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01605

(508) 752-4042
Services: Clothing, furniture, toys, etc.

The Little Store at Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope

242 Canterbury Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 831-7455
Services: Clothing, shoes, books, tools, furniture, household goods

Neighbors Closet at Christian Community Church

108 Beacon Street, 2nd floor, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 304-6023
Services: Provides new refugee families and families in a emergency crisis situation with clothes, house hold items, and furniture free of charge as needed and upon availability of items (by referral)

Problem Pregnancy

495 Pleasant Street, Worcester, MA 01609

1-888-310-7217
Services: Clothing, baby furniture

Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

507 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01603 (508) 752-4232 saintvincentstore@gmail.com
Services: Clothing, etc.

Salvation Army

72 Cambridge Street, Worcester MA 01603 (508) 799-0528
Services: Clothing, etc.

Salvation Army – Essex County

(413) 442 – 0624.

Services: provides services to working poor and low income that include utility, heating bill assistance, access to free food from local pantries, or rent and housing payment assistance. There are also free school supplies, Christmas baskets and meals, prescription expense assistance, and Thanksgiving baskets in Essex County. Learn more on prescription medication programs.

Salvation Army, Fitchburg

739 Water Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420-6479 (978) 342-3300
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Salvation Army Thrift Store, Gardner

8 Union Street, Gardner, MA 01440

1-800-728-7825

Savers

50 Mill Street, ste.4, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 363-2777
Services: Clothing, etc.

Savers Thrift Store

500 Cochituate Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(508) 875-0225
Hours: Monday–Saturday, 9:00 am – 10:00 pm; Sunday, 10:00 am – 8:00 pm

St. Stephen’s Thrift Store

20 Hamilton Street, Worcester, MA 01604

(508) 755-3165
Services: Clothing, etc.


Salvation Army

72 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 799-0528

Office hours:
Monday through Friday, 7:30 am–4pm.

Transitional Housing

Services:
The Salvation Army offers a six month program for individuals in recovery. Offers a holistic approach to assist men and women; provide spiritual, social and emotional assistance The center offers residential housing, work, and group and individual therapy.

Eligibility:
Every potential participant undergoes a comprehensive intake interview to ensure the ARC program is the best possible match for them. If the interview process determines it’s not, we’ll make every effort to refer them to a program that will be. If interested in applying or referring someone, may call the Intake Office at 1-800-SA-TRUCK (728-7825) or the number provided above ((508) 799-0528).

Clothing

Services:
Clothing, etc.

Hours:
Monday- Saturday 9:00 am–7:00 pm, Sundays Closed

 

Soup Kitchen

Services:
Salvation Army offers breakfast, lunch and dinner Monday through Friday. Closed on Saturdays. Dinner only on Sunday.

 

Food Pantry

Services:
Food distribution Monday thru Friday, 10:00 am–12:00 pm and 12:45pm–2:00 pm.

Kids “Feast”

Nekel.may-Speight@USE.Salvationarmy.org

Services: The Kids FEAST After school Program serves children ages 6-12 throughout the Worcester Community. This is a free program for all eligible income families. The Program runs Monday through Thursday 2:00 pm-6:00 pm. We offer homework help and tutoring along with Music, Science, Art, Games & Activities. The Program runs on the same schedule as the Worcester Public School Year.


St. Vincent de Paul

Food Pantry:

Locations:

Street, Anthony’s Pantry
Sacred Heart of Jesus Church
596 Cambridge Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 753-2555

Services:

Food distribution on Thursdays, 9:30 am–2:30 pm and Saturday 10 am – 1:00 pm

 

Saint Peter’s Church
929 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01610
(508) 752-4674

Services:

Food distribution on Wednesdays, 11:30 am–2:30 pm.

 

Clothing:
507 Park Ave.
Worcester, MA 01603
(508) 752-4232

saintvincentstore@gmail.com

Services:  Providing clothing.

 

Utility Assistance:
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

 


Dress for Success

484 Main St.
Suite 101
Worcester, MA 01608

(508) 796-5660

Services:
This international  organization helps disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. On her initial visit a woman receives a suit appropriate for the industry in which she is interviewing and, if available, accessories. After a woman finds a job she returns to Dress for Success for additional clothing that can be mixed and matched to make several outfits, providing her with the foundation for a professional wardrobe.

Hours:
By appointment only, Tuesday through Friday: 9:00 am–2:00 pm

Professional Women’s Group (PWG) 

Services:
Offers women ongoing support as they successfully transition into the workforce, build thriving careers and prosper in the mainstream workplace. Once a woman joins the PWG she is a member for life, able to attend meetings at any affiliate throughout the world, and can benefit from additional employment retention and mentoring programs.


Friendly House Inc.

36 Wall Street, Worcester, MA 01604
Tel: (508) 755-4362
Fax: (508) 793-7800

Pilot Mentoring Program:

Contact:
Jennifer Lonergan, Program Coordinator
Email–jlonergan@friendlyhousema.org

Services:
Mentoring for teens ages 13-17.

Geared toward career and college readiness, the program works with at-risk teens ages 13-17 in the Worcester Community.

Registration and other information:
There is no cost to participate in this program.

Those who wish to participate must complete a registration form and attend a training session.

Services are in English, but special arrangements may be made for those who are limited-English or non-English speaking.

Food Pantry:

(508) 755-4362

Services:

Food distribution on Monday and Wednesdays 12:00 pm–4:30 pm and Fridays, 9:30 am–3:00 pm.

Plumley Village Location:
16 Laurel Street, Worcester, MA 01608

Food distribution on Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

 

Clothing:

Services:

Social service workers help families with food, shelter, clothing, resume, job search, information and referral, holiday baskets and toys.

 


The Little Store at Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope

The Little Store at Urban Missionaries of Our Lady of Hope

242 Canterbury St.
Worcester, MA 01603

(508) 831-7455

Hours:

Mondays through Saturdays 9:00 am– 4p.

Services:

Items such as clothing, shoes, books, tools, furniture, household goods.


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