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.

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Head Start/Early Head Start now recruiting for Fall 2022

WCAC's Head Start & Early Head Start programs, offering center based and home based services for children from prenatal to age 5, are now recruiting for Fall 2022. Open Houses at Webster Center for June 16th and at Southbridge Center on June 23rd. Learn more now.

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We're Hiring! Help Wanted

WCAC has job openings across our array of programs and services. Come join our team! We are committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, pregnancy or pregnancy related condition, sexual orientation, gender identification, genetic information, membership in the uniformed services or any other classification which is protected under state or federal law.

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Financial Assistance

Through WCAC's Resiliency Center, WCAC offers programming intended to educate, empower and connect people to financial opportunities and support them to reach their self-identified goals. Learn more about our one-on-one financial coaching, free tax preparation and banking assistance programs.

HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

PROGRAMS BUILT FOR YOUR SUCCESS

We are an umbrella agency for education, employment and social service programs.

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Communities Served
75000+
Individuals Impacted
130+
Employees in Action
55
Years of Service

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IMPORTANT NOTICE: WCAC's main office remains closed due to ongoing building issues. Fuel clients can call 508-754-7281 to check on the status of your application by entering your social security number and/or to leave a voicemail for staff to call back. For all other home heating inquiries please contact For all other matters contact    (Updated 5/23/2022)