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.


Don’t Be A Scrooge
Holiday Show at Hanover Theatre to benefit WCAC

Join WCAC for a special performance of A Christmas Carol on stage at The Hanover Theatre on Wednesday, December 23, 2015. A portion of proceeds of all tickets purchased for that evening’s show to benefit WCAC! Click here for details or to buy tickets.


Holiday Office Hours

Please be advised that WCAC offices will be closed on both Thursday, December 24th and Friday, December 25th in observance of Christmas. The office will be closing early at 3 p.m. on Thursday, December 31st and be closed on Friday, January 1st in observance of New Year’s.



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