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 43 surrounding towns through 18 emergency and social service programs.



Save the Date! On Wednesday, May 25, 2016, WCAC will celebrate its 10th Annual Action Hero Awards – honoring individuals and organizations who have gone above and beyond to support the agency. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar and awards program. Tickets now available.


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WCAC’s Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County will host its annual Community Baby Shower on Wednesday, May 25th, 2016 from 1-4 p.m. at Notre Dame La Salle Hall, 444 Main Street, Southbridge. New and expectant parents are encouraged to attend. Additional details available here.


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WCAC’s Fuel Assistance Program is designed to provide relief to those households that are most vulnerable to high home heating costs. Massachusetts’ Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)  is intended to help defray the cost of heat during the winter months, November 1 – April 30 of each year. It’s not too late to apply – in fact, benefits have recently increased! Several special walk-in, no-appointment necessary community outreach opportunities coming up. Click HERE for details. Application information available HERE.


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