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.




Are you having a baby? Newly parenting? WCAC’s Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County program will be hosting its annual Community Baby Shower on Wedneday, May 24th from 1 – 4 p.m. at Notre Dame La Salle Hall, 444 Main Street, Southbridge. Gift bags, prizes, food and lots of information! For more information contact Camille Diaz at 508.909.0061.



WCAC is pleased to be a partner with the City of Worcester was one of just five cities recently awarded a $475,000 grant from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston and its  partners as part of the second round of the Working Cities Challenge in Massachusetts. Winning cities will receive three-year grants of $475,000 to carry out the initiatives they have developed through design grants awarded last fall. Learn more about the project here.


WCAC is committed to the year-round weatherization programs, designed to help low-income homeowners and renters improve the energy efficiency of their homes, thereby maximizing the effect of fuel assistance funds.  WCAC currently has contracts with the Department of Energy (DOE) and the major local utility companies to install energy conservation measures in low-income homes throughout Central and Southern Worcester County. Learn more here.


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