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.


IMPORTANT NOTICE: Both Southbridge and Webster Head Start centers will have  TWO HOUR DELAY with NO TRANSPORTATION today, Wednesday December 11, 2019. All other offices will open at regular times.

Every 10 years, as mandated by the U.S. Constitution, the federal government undertakes a census of the U.S. population to determine the allocation of seats held by each state in the House of Representatives as well as the how $675 billion are allocated across the U.S., $16 billion in Massachusetts alone. The next federal census is April 1, 2020. Learn more here!


WCAC’s Appliance Management Program (AMP) helps eligible tenants and homeowners to save energy and money by upgrading light bulbs and inefficient appliances with brand new, efficient ones at no cost! AMP is just the beginning of energy savings opportunities! To schedule your AMP evaluation, contact us at energy@wcac.net or learn more here.

Save the Date! Join WCAC for one of the region’s most beloved holiday traditions… A Christmas Carol on stage at The Hanover Theatre, 2 Southbridge Street, Worcester, on  Thursday, December 19, 2019 at 7 p.m. A portion of all tickets purchased to this performance will benefit WCAC’s programs & services. Special VIP Tickets available for $60 pp – includes pre-show reception. Purchase online or by calling the box office at 877-571-SHOW using the promo code ‘WCAC’.

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