A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

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
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

Services: Clothing, baby furniture

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



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.

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