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.


Coat Drive for Kids

Each year, WCAC organizes a coat drive to secure new coats for children enrolled in the agency’s Head Start, Early Head Start and Healthy Families of Southern Worcester County programs, along with children of teen parents enrolled in our Job & Education Center. We are now accepting donations of new coats, hats, mittens and scarves in infant, toddler and child sizes. Please call 508-762-9807  or email for specific sizes we need and to coordinate your donation.



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