Welcome to Worcester Community Action Council

Worcester Community Action Council’s (WCAC) mission is helping people move to economic self-sufficiency through programs, partnerships, and advocacy. WCAC was started in 1965 under President Lyndon B. Johnson’s “War on Poverty.” It is the federally designated “community action agency” for Central MA. Today, the agency serves the City of Worcester and 45 surrounding towns through emergency and social service programs.

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Seeking Employment Partners

WCAC is seeking a diverse cross section of Employment Partners - public, private & non-profit - looking to hire young adults - teens up to age 25 - for short term placement January 17-March 24. Deadline to apply is October 14th.

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Home Heating Assistance

WCAC’s Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), best known as fuel assistance or home heating assistance, helps homeowners and renters pay home heating bills and past due balances on utility bills. Financial assistance is available for income-eligible households to help pay home heating bills between November 1 – April 30 of each year.

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Financial Assistance

Through WCAC's Resiliency Center, WCAC offers programming intended to educate, empower and connect people to financial opportunities and support them to reach their self-identified goals. Learn more about our one-on-one financial coaching, free tax preparation and banking assistance programs.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

PROGRAMS BUILT FOR YOUR SUCCESS

We are an umbrella agency for education, employment and social service programs.

46
Communities Served
75000+
Individuals Impacted
130+
Employees in Action
55
Years of Service

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WCAC is on the move

WCAC will be relocating soon but not just yet! Please continue to visit our main office on the 2nd floor of the Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Worcester. Lobby hours are 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays.