Community Resources

Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence

  • Abby’s House – Shelter, affordable housing, advocacy, and support for homeless, battered, and low-income women. (877) 785-2020              
  • New Hope – Domestic abuse and sexual violence services. (800) 323-4673            
  • Pathways for Change – Support and services for anyone impacted by sexual violence. (800) 870-5905            
  • YWCA of Central Massachusetts – Multiservice agency with specialized services for victims of domestic violence. (508) 755-9030            

Housing and Emergency Shelter

Legal Aid

  • Community Legal Aid – Free civil legal services for low-income individuals and the elderly. (800) 649-3718

Mental Health

  • Handhold MA – Guidance and resources for parents, families, and caregivers of children and youth with mental health issues and referrals to local behavioral health emergency services programs. (877) 382-1609
  • 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline – The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals in the United States.

Substance Use

Start Your Recovery – An online resource to learn about substance misuse and find support. It's available for people who want information for themselves, for a friend or family member, or for a patient

The Worcester Parent/Caregiver Guide to Community Resources

Finding Hope Now