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Worcester Central Branch YMCA

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.

766 Main St
Worcester, MA 01610

Worcester Central Branch YMCA

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.

Worcester Community Action Council Head Start/Early Head Start free

The Worcester Community Action Council’s Head Start program serves 221 children and families in Southern Worcester County. Full Day, full year; full day, school year; and half day, school-year options are available. The center-based programs provide developmentally appropriate curricula, health and nutrition services, breakfast, lunch and snack, special education opportunities, and family services. Services are provided at no charge to families meeting income-eligible guidelines.

25 Cole Avenue
Southbridge, MA 01550

Worcester Community Action Council Head Start/Early Head Start free

The Worcester Community Action Council’s Head Start program serves 221 children and families in Southern Worcester County. Full Day, full year; full day, school year; and half day, school-year options are available. The center-based programs provide developmentally appropriate curricula, health and nutrition services, breakfast, lunch and snack, special education opportunities, and family services. Services are provided at no charge to families meeting income-eligible guidelines.

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.

The Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. serves as an umbrella agency for 18 education and social service programs. Their mission is “helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.” 130+ employees serve over 72,000 individuals and families through 18 programs and services annually. The WCAC is home to Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County.

484 Main Street
Second Floor
Worcester, MA 01608

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc.

The Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. serves as an umbrella agency for 18 education and social service programs. Their mission is “helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy.” 130+ employees serve over 72,000 individuals and families through 18 programs and services annually. The WCAC is home to Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County.

Worcester Connections Resource Center free

The Worcester Connections Family Resource Center (FRC) is a community-based, culturally competent program that provides evidence-based parent education groups, information and referral, mentoring, and other opportunities for children and families in need, as well as services specific to children who are having serious problems at home and at school, including runaways, truants, and sexually exploited children, known as Children Requiring Assistance (CRA).

484 Main Street
Fourth Floor, Suite 460
Worcester, MA 01608

Worcester Connections Resource Center free

The Worcester Connections Family Resource Center (FRC) is a community-based, culturally competent program that provides evidence-based parent education groups, information and referral, mentoring, and other opportunities for children and families in need, as well as services specific to children who are having serious problems at home and at school, including runaways, truants, and sexually exploited children, known as Children Requiring Assistance (CRA).

Worcester County Food Bank free

Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) works in partnership with nonprofit programs located in Worcester County to provide food assistance to individuals and families. Please visit their website to find food assistance in your area.

474 Boston Turnpike
Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Worcester County Food Bank free

Worcester County Food Bank (WCFB) works in partnership with nonprofit programs located in Worcester County to provide food assistance to individuals and families. Please visit their website to find food assistance in your area.

Worcester Family Partnership (CFCE) free

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE) are locally based programs serving families with children birth through school age. Funded through the Department of Early Education and Care, CFCE programs provide a variety of services, which include: providing families access to child development information, assistance with meeting basic needs, timely support in periods of family crisis, and family and community events. The Worcester CFCE is organized through the Worcester Public Schools.

Worcester Family Partnership (CFCE) free

Coordinated Family and Community Engagement Programs (CFCE) are locally based programs serving families with children birth through school age. Funded through the Department of Early Education and Care, CFCE programs provide a variety of services, which include: providing families access to child development information, assistance with meeting basic needs, timely support in periods of family crisis, and family and community events. The Worcester CFCE is organized through the Worcester Public Schools.

Worcester Housing Authority

The Worcester Housing Authority offers residents a clean, safe, and well-maintained living environment in which to live and raise their families. The WHA reserves 15 apartments to house homeless families in its Transitional Housing Program in order to help homeless families become self-sufficient. The WHA also provides housing opportunities for individual and families with disabilities. These programs include federal public housing, state public housing, special needs housing, an alternative housing voucher program, and more. Cost is based on income.

40 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605

Worcester Housing Authority

The Worcester Housing Authority offers residents a clean, safe, and well-maintained living environment in which to live and raise their families. The WHA reserves 15 apartments to house homeless families in its Transitional Housing Program in order to help homeless families become self-sufficient. The WHA also provides housing opportunities for individual and families with disabilities. These programs include federal public housing, state public housing, special needs housing, an alternative housing voucher program, and more. Cost is based on income.

Worcester WIC Program free

The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age 5 healthy. WIC offers: Personalized nutrition consultations, checks for healthy food, referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, childcare, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC also offers immunization screenings and referrals, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

199 Chandler Street
Worcester, MA 01609

Worcester WIC Program free

The Massachusetts Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Nutrition Program provides nutrition and health education and other services free of charge to Massachusetts families who qualify. WIC's goal is to help keep pregnant, breastfeeding women, and children under age 5 healthy. WIC offers: Personalized nutrition consultations, checks for healthy food, referrals for medical and dental care, health insurance, childcare, housing and fuel assistance, and other services that can benefit the whole family. WIC also offers immunization screenings and referrals, breastfeeding support, nutrition and health workshops on a variety of topics including meal planning, maintaining a healthy weight, picky eaters, caring for a new baby, and shopping on a budget.

Yawkey Club of Roxbury

Boys & Girls Clubs strive to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. They are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun.

Yawkey Club of Roxbury

Boys & Girls Clubs strive to enable all young people, especially those who need them most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging, and influence. They are a safe place to learn and grow - all while having fun.

YMCA Cape Cod

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.

2245 Lyannough Road
West Barnstable, MA 02668

YMCA Cape Cod

Whether you are six months or 106 years old there is a place for you at the Y. The Y serves every segment of the family. Whether they are helping youngsters prepare for kindergarten, keeping children safe and nurtured after school, providing adventurous summer camp experiences, putting families on the track towards healthy living, or providing a social outlet for members of our community, every day they Y is reminded that the work we do is not just a luxury it is a necessity.