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.




Thank you for celebrating with us!

WCAC and the Worcester Business Development Corporation thank all those who joined us to celebrate 50 years of service to Central Massachusetts at our anniversary event on Worcester City Hall Plaza on the 21st of May. Browse our photo gallery from the event.



The Worcester Free Tax Service Coalition has a new name and a renewed commitment to maximizing refund benefits for eligible families. Formerly the Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition, the coalition’s name change reflects a concerted effort to promote the free service available to individuals and families who qualify at four locations throughout the City. Learn more 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) targets assistance to households with the lowest incomes and highest average energy costs. The LIHEAP is intended to help defray the cost of heat during the winter months, November 1 – April 30 of each year. Application information available HERE.


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