The past year was filled with uncertainty for so many of us. Whether you were worried about your health, finances of overall quality of life, you were not alone. We have all been touched by some hardship that required us to rethink, rework, or even reinvent ourselves. That is true for WCAC and the way in which we connect with our staff, our clients, our partners, and our legislators. We earned so much from where we have been and the challenges we are working through together. I am excited about the possibilities the new year holds for reinvigorating our determination and focus on our mission and values to improve the communities where we live and work. I am proud of the creative ways we partner with people to find new solutions to age-old issues. “As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality exist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” – Nelson Mandela
Our Resiliency Center, which is the heart and soul of our work, has grown from concept to reality thanks to everyone who believed in our vision and joined the effort. There is much to do and we can’t do it alone. We are grateful to our many partner organizations who have come together to openly share information, resources, and common space in an effort to break down barriers to benefits for our neighbors. We are committed to driving this train full steam ahead until poverty and injustice are eradicated.
The year ahead brings forth a fresh approach to our work and an openness to change. Thanks to a great collaborative effort, WCAC relocated our headquarters to a newly renovated space at 18 Chestnut Street in Worcester. We are joined by several other non-profit agencies with who we share clients. The goal is to reduce the stress, time, and effort it takes people to receive services. In addition, we have purchased a van to mobilize our services and to reach people in communities with less access to Worcester. Our office has been designed to improve client experiences by providing parking and public transportation access, enhanced meeting spaces, and more significant resource and referral opportunities through share program space. The environment reflects our belief in dignity for all, the transformative work WCAC does, and the quality of services we provide. We are indeed an agency on the move.
– Marybeth Campbell, Chief Executive Officer
- As I See It: Driving solutions to poverty in partnership, Worcester Telegram & Gazette, March 1, 2020
WCAC remains committed to excellence, best practices and accountability for all of our staff, programs, policies and procedures to ensure those in need receive valuable services that help them move to economic self-sufficiency. Review our 2021-2023 Community Assessment below.