A Resource for the Re-entry Population of Greater Worcester

Employment and Training Resources

1671 Worcester Road, Framingham, MA 01701
(617) 928 0530
Website: http://www.etrcc.com/
Provides individual training programs and career services such as resume writing and interviewing skills. Accepts referrals from the Department of Transitional Assistance. Provides support for economically disadvantaged clients with financial barriers to employment and provides individual training programs.
Essex County Massachusetts assistance programs.
Food banks and pantries – Anyone who needs food, groceries, or perishable items can contact a food bank in Essex County. A number of churches, charities and non- profit organizations distribute food to tens of thousands of local families each and every year. Many of the food banks provide other forms of assistance as well, such as clothing, diapers, baby formula, Christmas meals and gifts, and maybe even limited financial help for bills or other basic needs. Find Essex County food bank locations, and get information on the services they administer.
Holiday help is available from charities and churches. There are also some government supported organizations, such as a non-profit community action agency, which can assist with the following.
• Christmas – Free toys, gifts, winter hats, boot, gift certificates, and other donate items are passed out.
• Thanksgiving – Hot meals, including a Turkey, are served to low income families.
• Easter – Some charities in Lawrence and other parts of the county offer this as well.
• There are a few places to try for help. Read more on holiday assistance in
Essex County.
Household goods, clothes, and seasonal programs are available at clothing banks. If a family does not qualify for free items at those centers, then thrift stores can provide those clothes, furniture and other items at a reduced price. Some of what may be provided from the Essex County non-profit organizations includes free Christmas assistance, winter jackets, general clothing items, and maybe even school supplies. Find Essex Massachusetts clothing centers.
Transportation is also difficult in Essex County Massachusetts. Low income families often need help commuting or free gas vouchers or bus tickets. Seniors need help getting around as well. There are resources, including free transportation for the disabled, that many of these local agencies can help with.

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