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

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.

Visitation House

119 Endicott Street, Worcester, MA

Phone: (508)965.7391

Contact: Eve Lindquist evelindquist@visitationhouse.org

Website: https://visitationhouse.org/

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.


Valley Psychiatric Services, Inc.

Valley Psychiatric Services, Inc.

225 Park Avenue
Worcester, MA  01609

(508) 753-2900 or 1-800-800-5504


Medication management & medication evaluations, psychological testing, individual & family counseling. There are psychiatrists on staff.  Sexual abuse evaluations are also preformed here. Dual diagnosis and dialectal behavior therapy, and group therapy.

Vietnamese, Spanish, French and Haitian/Creole speaking therapists on staff.


Accepts Network Health, Medicare and MassHealth. Accepts Mass Behavioral Health Plan, Health New England. Does not accept Children’s Medical Security Plan or HMO’s. Sliding fee scale is available.

Attachment Institute of New England


21 Cedar Street, 2nd floor
Worcester, MA  01609

(508) 799-2663


Attachment Institute of New England

Attachment Institute of New England works primarily with children with attachment disorder, trauma histories, PTSD and ADHD.  Post and Pre adoption counseling is available. Staff are EMDR Level II trained. There are therapeutic groups available.

The form os payment is self pay, however they assist you in getting a refund from the insurance company.  You must make this payment at the time of visit.  Most insurance are willing to cover at least some of the costs, please check with them in advance if they have questions regarding payments.


Central Mass Recovery Learning Community

91 Stafford Street, Worcester M01603

Harrington Memorial Hospital-recovery Services George B Wells Center

29 Pine Street, Southbridge MA 01550
(508) 753-2967 / Intake: (508) 765-9167 ext. 4222
Substance Abuse
Services: Harrington Memorial Hospital offers substance abuse treatment and Buprenorphine Services. Part of the services they offer are customized initial diagnostic evaluations and treatment recommendations, individual and group therapy, couples and family therapy, dual diagnosis (mental issues coupled with substance abuse), intensive outpatient services, anger management, and Suboxone Treatment Program.
Healthy Families Parent Support Group is for parents who are enrolled in MSPCC Healthy Families Program.

Leominster Community Health Center

14 Manning Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453 Medical: (978) 847-0110
Dental Service: (978) 847-0110

Leominster Spanish American Center

112 Spruce Street, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-3145
Basement of SAC Office
Hours: Monday and Wednesday–Friday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Services: Free English Classes every Saturday Morning, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm (noon)

North Central Career Centers

Leominster Career Center/ Employment Links, Inc. 100 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-1481
Website: http://www.ccncm.com

Center for Recovery

300 West main Street, Northborough, MA 01532
(508) 713-4672
Specialties: Substance abuse recovery, sexual addiction, eating disorders

Community Healthlink, Inc.

17 Orchard Street, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 537-3109/ Intake: (617) 661-3991

Leominster Adult Learning Center

110 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 534-1563
Evening ABE, Pre-ASE, and ASE classes

Leominster Career Center/ Employment Links, Inc.

100 Erdman Way, Leominster, MA 01453 (978) 534-1481

Boys and Girls Club of Fitchburg and Leominster

365 Lindell Avenue, Leominster, MA 01453
Juniors (ages 8–12) and Teen Programs (ages 13–18)

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

Regional Adult Education Center (mount Wachusett Community College) 444 Green Street, Gardner, Ma 01440

444 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-6600

Grafton Job Corps

100 Pine Street, N. Grafton, MA 01536
(508) 887-7300
Website: https://grafton.jobcorps.gov/
Services: This is a residential educational and job training program in North Grafton, MA. It helps young people ages 16–24 improve the quality of their lives through vocational and academic training. Job Corps uses a career development training approach which integrates the teaching of academic, vocational, employment skill and social competencies through a combination of classroom, practical and based learning experiences to prepare youth for stable, long-term, high-paying jobs. Registration: Job Corps is an open enrollment, year-round, education/vocational training program and registration is on-going throughout the year. Job Corps is free for eligible applicants.
Eligibility: At risk youth between the ages of 16–24.
Hours: Please call (508) 887-7300 for more information on the hours.
Payment: Free of cost
*To apply for unemployment insurance, go to Workforce Central at 44 Front Street, 6th floor, Worcester, MA 01608, or call (508) 799-1600. You can also call the TeleClaim center at 1-877-626-6800.
Career Training
Services: Grafton Job Corps provides career technical training in several vocational trades. Job Corps is committed to the development of green job training.
Outreach & Admissions Office
61 Harvard Street, 2nd floor, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 890-1999
Contact: In Worcester, call Dave Tirendi at (508) 890-1999. Those interested can also call the Grafton center at (508) 887-7398 and ask for Kristy.
Services: GED, drivers’ education and vocational training for youth (ages 16–24). Program is Monday–Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm and is mostly residential with a smaller commuter component for young parents.

Hope House, Inc.

1601 Main Street, Leicester, MA 01524 (508) 892-1010 / Intake: (508) 892-1061
Substance Abuse
Services: Hope House offers substance abuse treatment while also providing emergency housing. Buprenorphine services are also available.

Allencrest Academic Learning Center

24 Church Street, Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 534-7799
The Allencrest Academic Learning Center is an after school tutoring center located in the Allencrest Apartment Complex in Leominster. The Leominster Public School has students from the high school, Sky View Middle School and Southeast elementary school attending the center. Students in grades K–12 receive afterschool tutoring Monday–Thursday, 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Gvna Healthcare, Inc.

34 Pearly Lane, Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-1230

Heywood Family Medicine

266 Main Street, Gardner, MA 01440 (978) 630-5030

Heywood Hospital

242 Green Street, Gardner, MA 01440 (978) 632-3420

Heywood Rehab Center

69 Pearson Boulevard #3368, Gardner, MA 01440 (978) 630-6900

Greater Gardner Community Health Center

175 Connors Street, Gardner, MA 01440 Medical: (978) 410-6100Dental Service: (978) 410-6100

Gaamha Inc. – Pathway House

171 Graham Street, Gardner, MA 01440 (978) 632-4574 Substance Abuse Services: Pathway house is a six month residential treatment program that provides treatment and recovery from substance abuse for males aged 21 years and older. Participants are required to gain full-time employment and contribute to the cost of their care on a sliding scale fee. Some of the services offered by Pathway House are: A.W.O.L 12-Step group, one-on-one counseling, didactic group, individualized treatment goals, daily living skills training, interpersonal relationships training, Family Day program, as well as participation in outside AA/NA meetings. Eligibility: Any sober, drug free adult male substance abuser 21 years of age or older, in need of a structured program of recovery.

Gardner Career Center

25 Main Street, Gardner, MA 01440 (978) 632-5050 Website: http://www.unemploymentoffice.us

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.

Gardner Mwcc Adult Learning Center

444 Green Street, Room 56A, Gardner, MA 01440 (978) 630-9259

Our Father’s House

53 Lunenburg Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-2256 | (978) 345-3050
Emergency/ Transitional Shelter for men and women over 18

Permanent Housing for Homeless Men in Recovery

4 Leighton Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 400-5284

Transitional Housing for Women in Recovery (elizabeth House)

76 Mechanic Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 343-5724

Veteran Homestead Hospice, Gardner

Corporate Office:
69 High Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 353-0234
Support services and housing, Fitchburg

Work, Inc.

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

Montachusett Home Care Corporation (mhcc)

Our mission is to assist elders and disabled persons to remain safely in their own homes through the provision of in-home and community based services designed to prevent unnecessary nursing home placement.

Highland Baptist Church

19 Cedar Street, Fitchburg MA 01420
(978) 342-9646
Food Pantry: 2nd & 4th Saturdays of each month, 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Leona E. Fleming Food Pantry Fitchburg/leominster Cac

62 Normandy Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-8617
Food Pantry: Monday and Thursday, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm; Tuesday, 11:30 am – 4:30 pm; Wednesday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm; Friday, 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Literacy Volunteers of the Montachusett Area- Fitchburg Public Library

610 Main Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 829-1783
Trained volunteer tutoring and to empower adults for whom English is a second language. Individual tutoring in basic literacy and English.

Montachusett Opportunity Council: Fitchburg Community

connections coalition
76 Summer Street, Suite 210, Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 829-0163

Fitchburg Community Health Center

326 Nichols Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420
Medical: (978) 878-8100
Dental: (978) 878-8420
Hours: Monday and Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; Tuesday–Thursday, 8:00 am – 7:30 pm; Saturday, 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Fitchburg Comprehensive Treatment Center

155 Airport Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 627-4182

Fitchburg Housing Authority

50 Day Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 342-5222

Fitchburg Learning Center, Mckay Campus School

67 Rindge Road, Fitchburg, MA 01420

(978) 665-3433

Services: Morning ABE, Pre-ASE and ASE Classes, Evening ESOL classes

Gvna Community Services

53 Lunenburg Street, Fitchburg, MA 01420 (978) 345-3050
Food Pantry: Wednesdays, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Tri-valley, Inc.

10 Mill Street, Dudley, MA 01571 (508) 949-6640

Tradewinds Clubhouse

309 Main Street Southbridge, Ma, 01550
(508) 765-9947
Services: Employment, education, and housing supports, recovery through work/friendship

Central Massachusetts Housing Alliance (CMHA)

6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone:(508) 752-5519
Fax: (508) 752-5009
Website: http://www.cmhaonline.org/index.php

Services: counseling on tenant and landlord rights and responsibilities, eviction procedures, code violations, and security deposit law.

Hours: 9-5, Monday-Friday

New Hope Inc.

Main Office

140 Park Street
Attleboro, MA 02703
Phone 508-226-4015
Fax 508-226-6917
RESPECT (Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program) 877-222-0083
Please send all general email inquiries to new-hope@new-hope.org

Satellite Offices

By Appointment Only
1-800-323-HOPE (4673)

By Appointment Only
1-800-323-HOPE (4673)

By Appointment Only
1-800-323-HOPE (4673)

MJ Leadenham Center (Supervised Visitation & RESPECT Program ONLY)
91 Prescott Street
Worcester, MA 01605
Phone 508-753-3146
Fax 508-753-3148
RESPECT (Intimate Partner Abuse Education Program) 877-222-0083

District Court Advocate Locations

Attleboro District Court
88 Main Street
Attleboro, MA
Court Clerk’s office:  508-222-4869
SAFEPLAN Advocate:  508-226-4015
Serving the towns of Attleboro, Mansfield, North Attleboro and Norton

Dudley District Court
279 West Main Street
Dudley, MA
Court Clerk’s office: 508-943-7123 ext 0
Serving the towns of Charlton, Dudley, Oxford, Southbridge, Sturbridge, and Webster

East Brookfield District Court
544 East Main Street
East Brookfield, MA
Court clerk’s office:  508-885-6305
SAFEPLAN Advocate office:  508-885-0908
Serving the towns of East Brookfield, Oakham, Paxton. Warren, Spencer, Leicester, Barre, New Braintree, Rutland, Hardwick, West Brookfield, Brookfield

Milford District Court
161 West Main Street
Milford, MA
Court Clerk’s office: 508-473-1260
SAFEPLAN Advocate: 508-949-0452 Ext 2181
Serving the towns of Milford, Bellingham, Hopedale, Mendon and Upton

Taunton District Court
40 Broadway
Taunton, MA
District Court Clerk’s office: 508-977-4900
SAFEPLAN Advocate: 508-824-5205 Ext 2190
Serving the towns of Berkley, Dighton, Easton, Rayham, Rehoboth, Seekonk and Taunton

Uxbridge District Court
261 South Main Street
Uxbridge, MA
Court Clerk’s office: 508-278-2454
SAFEPLAN Court Office: 508-278-6561
Serving the towns of Uxbridge, Sutton, Douglas, Northbridge, Millville, and Blackstone

Westborough District Court
170 Oak Street
Westborough, MA
Court Clerk’s Office:  508-366-8266
SAFEPLAN Court Office:  508-366-8266 ext 144
Serving the towns of Westborough, Northborough, Southborough,  Shrewsbury and Grafton

Probate Court Advocate Locations

Taunton Probate Court
40 Broadway
Taunton, MA
Probate Clerk’s office: 508-977-6040
SAFEPLAN Advocate: 508-824-5205 EXT 2090
Serving the towns of Attleboro, Norton, Mansfield, New Bedford, Fall River, Dartmouth, Fairhaven, Freetown, Somerset, Swansea, Westport, Achusnet, Taunton, Dighton, Seekonk, Easton, Raynham, Rehoboth, and Berkley

Phone: (508) 753-3146
Toll-Free, 24-Hour Hotline: 800-323-HOPE (4673)

Services: New Hope is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization whose mission is “Ending Domestic and Sexual Violence in Our Community”. While some programs serve only domestic or sexual violence survivors, New Hope is a dual mission agency which addresses both issues together. Since domestic and sexual violence are often intertwined, our clients benefit from the full spectrum of programs we offer, allowing them to receive domestic and sexual violence services all in one place.

We offer a wide range of services which combine crisis intervention, violence prevention, life transition and self-sufficiency opportunities, while promoting behavioral and systemic changes to reduce violence at the individual and community levels.

Toll-Free, 24-Hour Confidential Hotline

Our trained hotline specialists assist callers with crisis intervention, risk assessment, and safety planning. Callers are also provided with information about New Hope’s services and other community resources to address domestic and sexual violence.

Our Hotline is also available to family members, friends, neighbors and co-workers who may be concerned about someone they know that may be a survivor of domestic or sexual violence.

Emergency Shelter

We provide women, men, and children safe haven in New Hope’s two confidential emergency shelters. While at the shelter, clients receive crisis intervention, counseling, economic literacy training, financial advocacy and case management, including a housing plan.


Dedicated to supporting both groups and individuals, trained counselors work with children, adolescent, and adult survivors of domestic and sexual violence.


Advocates stationed in seven district courts and one probate court assist individuals with obtaining restraining and harassment orders. These advocates are located in Attleboro, Dudley, East Brookfield, Milford, Taunton (District and Probate), Westborough and Uxbridge. This program is partially supported by the Massachusetts Office for Victim Assistance (MOVA) through the 1984 VOCA grant from OVC, OJP, US D.O.J.


Community-Based Advocacy

Community advocates assist individuals with finding resources to enhance their safety while staying in their home community. Local assistance aims to minimize future risk and prevents the need to flee to shelter.

Supervised Visitation

Located at the MJ Leadenham Center in our Worcester office, supervised visitation is provided to non-custodial parents due to a prior history of domestic or sexual violence. Staff model healthy parenting skills with these adults while they visit their children in a safe, monitored and nurturing setting.

Housing Stabilization

Our housing stabilization program provides individuals with funding for rent, utilities, or other costs necessary for providing stable, reliable housing which was jeopardized as a result of domestic or sexual violence.

Civilian Police Advocate

Our civilian advocate in the Attleboro Police Station provides individuals with services such as crisis intervention, safety planning, and assistance with the criminal justice system.


Refugee and Immigrant Assistance Center

340 Main Street, Suite 802, Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 756-7557
Fax: (508) 756-7708
Email: riac@riacboston.org

Services: Refugee Resettlement, Post-Resettlement Support Services, Community Education and Outreach, Counseling Services.

Lutheran Social Services

14 East Worcester Street, Suite 300, Worcester, MA 01604
Phone: 774-243-3900
Toll Free: 877-500-8263 

Services: Resettlement services, basic needs, and legal advice (including help with citizenship forms) for refugees and immigrants.

Fairbridge Project

237 Chandler Street, Suite 217, Worcester, MA 01609
Phone: (508) 453-4884
Fax: (508) 751-8591
Email: info@fairbridgeproject.org

Services: The Fairbridge Project International Incorporated (FPI Inc.) works with the community to improve access to health care, education, economic opportunities and resources that would make life better for new immigrants and refugees particularly those from Africa and living within the state of Massachusetts. Through our services we hope that the new arrivers would easily transition to independent and productive lives. Also, FPI Inc. works to reduce poverty, illiteracy and public health problems in sub-Sahara Africa.


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