Your Support Makes a Difference

Our capacity to deliver high quality services to our most vulnerable populations- children, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and our low- and moderate-income families- is reliant on your history of generous support, which has acted a critical boost for WCAC’s work. The need for your support continues this year. Your donation will help us provide a quick response to client needs today, and position WCAC with a greater capacity to address the long-term economic effects our community will face in the future. Support WCAC.

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Home Heating Assistance opens for season

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. officially opens its 2022-23 season for home heating assistance on November 1, 2022. Financial assistance is available for income-eligible households to help pay home heating bills incurred between November 1 – April 30 of each year. Applications for assistance can be submitted at any point during that time. Read more here.

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Reading for the Record

One of our favorite days of the year – Read for the Record! We were thrilled to welcome so many guest readers to our Head Start classrooms today to share a story! Special thanks to Senator Mike Moore, Representative Joe McKenna, Representative Peter Durant, Mary O’Coin from United Way of South Central MA, representatives of the Southbridge Retired Teachers Association and two of WCAC’s Board Members, Kristen Lemire and Peter Martin. Special thanks to Southbridge CreditUnion for their sponsorship of this fun, early literacy event – ensuring each child will get a book to take home! See more photos here.  #HeadStartWorks #BeCommunityAction

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Webster Five bolsters WCAC Emergency Fuel Fund

Webster Five recently made a donation of $25,000 to bolster Worcester Community Action Council’s (WCAC) Emergency Fuel Fund. With retail prices for energy at or near multi-year highs across the United States, WCAC is bracing for an extremely challenging winter heating season, having already seen an increase of more than 200% in new applications to its federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). Read more here.

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Food Insecurity on the Table

The Worcester Food Security Task Force and Worcester Community Action Council will host a debrief on the recent White House Conference on Hunger, Nutrition, and Health on Friday, October 21, 2022 from 9-10 a.m. at WCAC’s (soon-to-be) new office location at 18  Chestnut Street, Worcester. Read more here.

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Bracing for Winter – October ENews

As has been widely reported throughout mainstream media, we are collectively bracing for an extremely challenging home heating winter season with retail prices for energy at or near multi-year highs across the United States. WCAC’s Home Heating Assistance program stands at the ready to help as many eligible households as possible secure the help they need. Read more here.

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WCAC is on the move!

WCAC is on the move! Learn more about our upcoming office relocation, fantastic new outreach van and more in our September Enewsletter! Read more here.

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Kicking off YouthWorks Summer 2022

Worcester Community Action Council, Inc. hosted a Kickoff for the 2022 YouthWorks Summer Jobs program at the JMAC Theatre in downtown Worcester. WCAC’s Job & Education Center (JEC) oversees the program which will place more than 400 youth into jobs with nearly 70 employment partners across the City for a six-week, subsidized work experience starting July 5th. Read more here.

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WCAC stands in solidarity with Nativity School of Worcester

Worcester Community Action Council and our Board of Directors stand in solidarity with the students, leadership, staff, and Board of Trustees of the Nativity School of Worcester in their decision to express support for making our communities more just and inclusive by flying the flags representing Pride and Black Lives Matter. Read full statement here.

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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. 

IF YOU ARE FACING A NO-HEAT EMERGENCY AFTERHOURS OR WHEN THE IS AGENCY IS CLOSED, PLEASE EMAIL AND CONTACT YOUR FUEL VENDOR DIRECTLY.