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1745 Main Street   P. O. Box 206    Jefferson, Massachusetts 01522
HELP
For Parents of Young Children
A Guide to Human Services in Central Massachusetts
in collaboration with United Way of Central Massachusetts
                               First Call For Help 
                         (508)755-1233 Worcester County          
                         (800)551-2021 North County

                                 Poison Hotline
                                (800)682-9211 

 Click  the button to the left of the category  to access the appropriate listing.
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Child Care/
Family Providers

Tuition Guidelines

Provider Information

Newsletter

Upcoming Events


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Adoption
Baby-Sitting
Behavior
Breast Feeding
Camps - Preschool
Camps - Special Needs
Child Abuse
Child Care Information and Referral
Citizenship/ESL/GED
Divorce
Domestic Violence/Witness to Violence
Grief/Loss
Hate Crimes
Health, Nutrition and Safety
Legal Services/Advocacy
Parent Groups
Single/Step/Relative Parenting 
Special Needs/Special Services
Substance Abuse 
About WCPC
 

WCPC Home
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Please be aware that times and days of supported groups listed in this guide, although correct at the time of listing, are subject to change - a phone call first is recommended.
 
  "The Wachusett Community Partnership for Children intends this guide to be for information and referral only.  It has no first hand knowledge of the quality of services described in this guide."
For more information call the Wachusett Community partnership office at (508)829-0729 and speak to the Program Coordinator.

ADD/ADHD

Lipton Early Intervention Program
100 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453
(978)534-6116
(978)537-3324 for Children Services
(800)977-5555 for Emergency Service
Individual, group and family counseling - comprehensive mental health services.
Worcester Youth Guidance Center
275 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508)791-3261
TTY: (508)791-0168
E-mail: wygc@ma.ultranet.com
Psychological assessment at the center and off-site preschool settings.  Counseling and support services.
Children's Friend, Inc.
21 Cedar Street
Worcester, MA   01609
(508)753-5425
E-mail: gfranqui@childrensfriend.org
Diagnostic, treatment and medications services for children with disruptive behavior disorders.  Support and training for parents.
You Inc.
81 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508)849-5600 ext.277
- or -
55 Lake Street
Garder, MA 01440
(978)632-2321
Full range of therapy and assessment services to children, parents and families.
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ADOPTION
Adoptive Families Together
St. JohnsEpiscopal Church
166 Holden Street
Worcester, MA 
(617)929-3800
Group for adoptive parents and those considering adoption.
Massachusetts Department
of Social Services
340 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508)929-2000
Adoption Services for chldren who are wards of the state.  Home Studies.
Children's Friend, Inc.
21 Cedar Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508)753-5425
E-mail: gfranqui@childrensfriend.org
Hope Adoptions offers free counseling for pregnant women and partners; counseling, open adoptions.
Lutheran Social Services 
 of New England, Inc.
20 Hamilton Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508)791-4488
Complete services for birth parents and adoptive families including home study, counseling, legal assistance, placement and post-placement services.
Kid's Net Connection
MSPCC
286 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(800)486-3730
After hours telephone information and support services for DSS foster parents, kinship providers and pre-adoptive parents including emergency home visits.
Worcester Youth Guidance Center
275 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508)791-3261
TTY: (508)791-0168
E-mail: wygc@ma.ultranet.com
Adoption support project offers counseling and support services for children and their families to help adoptions be successful.
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BABY-SITTING
American Red Cross
Baby-Sitting Course
61 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508)756-5711
Children ages 11 and up learn child care and first aid, safety.  Receive Red Cross Baby-Sitter certificate at end of course.
UMASS Memorial Health Care
Baby-Sitting Program
119 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(800)431-5151
Learn about infant and toddler care, dealing with emergencies, safety.  Four week session, ages 11 and up.
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BEHAVIOR
Children's Friend, Inc.
21 Cedar Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508)753-5425
E-mail: gfranqui@childrensfriend.org
Specialized services for children with severe behavior disorders.  Diagnosis, treatment and medication services for troubled children, adolescents and their families..
Toughlove
Parent Support Groups
National Office: (800)882-1250
Mass. Representative: (413)593-1001
Information on support groups (none now in Central Mass.) and other resources.
Family Services of Central Mass.
31 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508)756-4646
Individual, couple, family and group counseling.  Family life education workshops.
Lipton Center
45 Summer Street
Leominster, MA 01453
(978)534-6116
(800)977-5555
Individual, group and family counseling - comprehensive mental health services.
Worcester Youth Guidance Center
275 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508)791-3261
TTY: (508)791-0168
E-mail: wygc@ma.ultranet.com
Diagnosis, counseling and support services for children and families.  Individual, family and group counseling; psychological assessment at the Center, and off-site preschool settings.  Consultation to service providers..
You Inc.
81 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508)849-5600 ext.277
- or -
55 Lake Street
Garder, MA 01440
(978)632-2321
Full range of therapy and assessment services to children, parents and families.
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BREAST FEEDING
La Leche League
Worcester Chapter
(508)798-8213
Meets monthly.
La Leche League
North Central MA Chapter
(508)853-6110
Meets monthly at Leominster Hospital.
Support group for mothers-to-be/mothers who are planning to or are breast feeding their babies.
Lactation Support Program 
- Health Alliance
Leominster Hospital
60 Hospital Road
Leominster, MA 01453
(978)466-2365
Third Thursday of month, 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
Lactation Support Program
- Health Alliance
Burbank Hospital
275 Nichols Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420
First Thursday of month, 1:00 - 2:00 pm.
Support and guidance.
The Lifetime Center 
 for Family Health
Breat Feeding Mothers Group
(508)852-6110
Support and information group.  First and 
third Thursdays of each month, 10:00-11:30 am.
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CAMPS - PRESCHOOL
Charlotte Klein Dance Centers
Pre-K and Kinderdance, Toddlerdance
1122 Pleasant Street
Worcester, MA 01602
(508) 753-6110
Giguere Gymnastics School
Mini-Camp
148 Main Street (Route 9)
Cherry Valley, MA
(508) 892-3797
Discovery Camp
Child Works Child Care Center
1128 Main Street
Holden, MA 01520
(508) 829-7479
Gymnastics Learning Center
547 Lake Street
Shrewsbury, MA 01545
(508) 792-1551
Creative Learning
1122 Pleasant Street
Paxton, MA01612
(508) 755-8276
Salem Covenant Community 
Nursery School 
215 East Mountain Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 853-9592
Cricket Corner Camp
Orchard Hills Athletic Club
100 Duval Road 
Lancaster, MA 01523
Sterling Academy of Gymnastics
5 Industrial Drive
Sterling, MA 01564
(978) 422-7655
Davis Farmland
Junior Farmer Day Camps
Redstone Hill Road
Sterling, MA 01564
(978) 422-6666
The Nurtury
659 Shrewsbury Street
Holden, MA 01520
(508) 829-4133
Diane Kelley Dance Studios
00 Main Street
Holden, MA 01520
(508) 829-9414
YMCA-Greedale Family Branch
75 Shore Drive
Worcester, MA
(508) 852-6694
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CAMPS - SPECIAL NEEDS
Barton Center For Diabetes Education
Clara Barton Road, Box 356
North Oxford, MA 01537
(508) 987-2056
Residential summer camp/or children with diabetes.
Camp Kingsmont
RFD 2
West Stockbridge, MA 01266
(800) 854-1377
Weight loss camp- traditional summer camp in a nutrition and fitness environment.
Camp Chest Nut
American Lung Association of Mass
35 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609-2873
(508) 756-5749
www. lungusa.org
Overnight camp providing a traditional camping experience for boys and girls with asthma. Located at the ACA accredited Becket-Chimney Comers YMCA Camps in Becket, MA
Hole-in.the.Wall Gang Camp
565 Ashford Center Road
Ashford, CT 46278
(860) 429-3444
Overnight summer camp for children with cancer. Founded and supported by the actor, Paul Newman.
Camp Joy
Seven Hills Foundation
305 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 757-7798
Day camp for children and adults with special needs.
The Summer Institute for the Gifted 
  at Amherst College
(973) 334-6991
www.cgp-sig.com
Residential co-ed academic camp for gifted children.
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CHILD ABUSE
Advocacy Center for Children
Junior League of Worcester
71 Pleasant Street
Worcester, MA 01609-3204
(508) 799-6114
Advocacy Center is a collaborative effort to help children and their parents cope with the emotional trauma of sexual and/or severe physical abuse. ACC offers help with obtaining therapeutic services, emergency food and housing, etc.
Mass Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (MSPCC)
286-292 Lincoln Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 753-2967
Mental health counseling, home-based family counseling, sexual abuse counseling for children, adults and families. Child abuse prevention programs, offender relapse prevention programs, adult survivor groups.
HELPNET: after hours emergency telephone support services.
Mass. Dept. of Social Services (DSS)
Child Abuse and Neglect Report Line
340 Main Street, Suite 525
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 929-2000 or     (800) 792-5200 
emergency after 5:00 p.m. & weekend 
24 HOUR HOTLINE: 1-800-922-8169
Twenty-four hour hotline to report cases of suspected child abuse or neglect. DSS investigates all reports. Services include adoption, foster care and protective services.
Worcester Youth Guidance Center
75 Belmont Street 
Worcester, MA 01604-1693 (508) 791-3261
(508) 791-0168
E-mail: wygc@ma.ultranet.com
Crisis Treatment Program offers rapid access (24-48 hours) to assessment and treatment for children and families in crisis; risk managemet; brief treament; consultation to schools and community
Family Visitation Center
(NEW HOPE)
50 Franklin Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 752-8709
Supervised visitation for parents who do not have custody of their children, who have a history of substance abuse or violent, intimidating or harassing behavior in connection with parent/child visits, or who have current restraining orders in effect. Also conduct neutral exchanges.
You, Inc.
81 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5600, ext. 277
55 Lake Street
Gardner, MA 01440
(978)632-2321
First Thursday of month, 1-2 p.m.
Full range of therapy and assessment services to children and families for family violence, sexual abuse, incest and other issues.
Parent & Children's Services
Parental Stress Line
(800) 632-8188
Parents Helping Parents
(formerly ParentsAnonymous) 1-800-882-1250
Offers support to parents to help them stay calm and reasonable when dealing with children. Tuesdays in Gardner, Wednesdays in Leominster, Thursdays in Fitchburg, Tuesday evenings in Worcester.
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CHILD CARE INFORMATION AND REFERRAL
Child Care Connection
100 Grove Street, Suite 102
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 757-3880
(800) 278-1503 (serves Paxton & Holden)
Child care resource and referral services for parents on selecting child care programs including family child care, day care centers, school age programs, nursery schools, summer camps, in-home care and day care for spedal needs children.
Child Care Resources
90 Madison Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 798-8112 
(serves Paxton & Holden)
76 Summer Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 343-7395 
(serves Rutland, Sterling & Princeton) 
Child care resource and referral services for parents on selecting child care programs including family child care, day care centers, school age programs, nursery schools, summer camps, in-home care and day care for spedal needs children. Provides referrals to licensed day care providers for parents enrolled in Dept. of Transitional Assistance ESP program, or parents on the "income ineligible" waiting list.
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CITIZENSHIP
Mount Wachusett Community College
Devens Learning Center
1 Jackson Place, Room 205
Devens, MA 01432
(978) 772-0405
Citizenship Preparation: lnstruction to prepare for the government/history test and the INS interview. Ongoing registration.
English as a Second Language: Beginning or intermediate classes focusing on conversational skills, survival skills, reading and writing. GED Preparation: General Education Development leading to high school equivalency diploma.
Shirley Satellite Program
Hazen Memorial Library
Shirley, MA
GED Preparation & Basic Skills Development: Concentration on improving basic reading, writing, and math skills, and preparation for GED exam.
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DIVORCE
Family Services of Central Mass
31 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 756-4646
Children's Divorce Adjustment Group: provides support and a forum for children
to express their feelings and concerns regarding their parents' separation or divorce.
"Parents Apart" Bi-monthly evening seminar addresses how to ease traumatic impact of divorce on children. Separated/Divorced Women's Group: Support and information for ending a relationship and beginning a new life.
Jewish Family Services
646 Salisbury Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 755-3101
Beyond Divorce: A children's and parents' guide to family reorganization. Divorce Support Group: For men and women who are reorganizing their lives after separation and divorce. Divorce Seminars for Parents: On-going sessions for parents who are separated or divorced provide information on coparenting, children's reactions and other related issues. "Rollercoasters" Group for Children of Divorce: On-going sessions help children develop strategies for coping with ups and downs of reorganizing families.
Father's Group
Greendale Mall Conference Room
7 Neponset Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 347-5960
www.fathersgroup.org
For non-custodial parents and others who want to stay involved in their children's lives. Meets monthly.
You, Inc.
81 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5600, ext. 277
55 Lake Street
Gardner, MA 01440
(978)632-2321
Individual, family or group therapy for families dealing with divorce/remarriage issues.
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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE/WITNESS TO VIOLENCE
Battered Women Shelters
   and Services
508) 755-9030
24 HOUR Crisis Line
Battered Women's Services
Leominster, MA
(978) 342-9355
24 HOUR Crisis Line 
Daybreak, Inc.
Worcester, MA
(508) 755-5371
HOTLINE all hours: (508) 755-9030
Worcester Youth Guidance Center
275 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 791-3261
Try: (508) 791-0168
E-mail: wygc@ma.ultranet.com
After Homicide Program: for family and
friends of homicide victims and vehicular 
homicide victims: therapy, advocacy,
outreach and telephone support.
Children's Recovery Project: counseling
and support services for children who have witnesses violence.
You, Inc.
81 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5600, ext. 277
55 Lake Street
Gardner, MA 01440
(978)632-2321
Individual, family or group therapy for family violence. 
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GRIEF/LOSS
Children's Friend
21 Cedar Street
Worcester, MA 01609 
(508) 753-5425 
Bereavement group for children.
Trinity Lutheran Church
Salisbury and Lancaster Streets
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 754-0052
Contact: Flo LeClair
Bereavement Support Group, fourth Monday of the month, 7-9 p.m.
Community Birth Loss
Support Group
First Baptist Church
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(9?8) 348-1702
Fourth Thursday of each month, 
7-8:30 p.m. 
For any parent experiencing the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or newborn death.
Visiting Nurse Association
of Central Mass
120 Thomas Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 751-6885
Children's Grief and Loss Group
Community Bereavement Support Group
Health Alliance
Burbank Hospital
275 Nichols Road
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 342-6013
Second Wednesday of each month, 
4:30-5:45 p.m.
YANA - You Are Not Alone
Immaculate Conception Church 
(lower church hall) 
353 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 752-4200
Contact: Jim Kelly
Monthly grief management meetings, second Wednesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. Also radio talk show - Fridays: 4-5:00 p.m. WCUW 91.3 FM
Compassionate Friends
Group meets at First Baptist Church
111 Park Ave
Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 799-2100, ext. 69337
Contact: Karen Hyson
You Inc.
81 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5600, ext. 277
55 Lake Street
Gardner, MA 01440
(978)632-2321
Individual, family or group therapy for bereavement and loss.
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HEALTH, NUTRITION AND SAFETY
Center for Women and Children
Women's Outatient Department
I 19 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 793-6388
OB/GYN services for women with or without health insurance. Financial counselors help pregnant women get 
access to health insurance.
New Parents Hotline
(978) 466-2361
Nurses available 24 hours a day to answer questions.
Also at this number:
New Mom's Group, Toddler Group,
Young Parents Support Group
Children's Medical Security Plan/Healthy Start
180 Beaman Street
West Boyiston, MA 01583
(800) 531-2229
Children's Medical Security Plan provides health insurance for primary and preventive care for children and teenagers who do not have health care coverage.
Healthy Start provides comprehensive prenatal care for low income uninsured women and their infants under one year in order to improve health outcomes of mothers and their babies.
Wachusett Food Pantry
(508) 829-2749
Monthly food distribution at St. Mary's Parish Hall in Jefferson, MA.
Early Intervention and Family Support Program
UMASS
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01545
(508) 856-4202 (serves Holden & Paxton)
Wachusett Early Intervention
31 Lake Street
Gardner, MA 01440
(978) 632-4432 (serves Rutland & Princeton) 
Provides developmental assessments, community based screenings, home visits, center based developmental play groups and parent education, and support and referral services for children birth to 3 years who are at risk for, or have, developmental problems.
WIC - The Women, Infants and Children Program
(508) 886-0203 Rutland
(508) 860-7746 Worcester
(800) WIC- 1007
Supplemental food and nutrition education program for income eligible pregnant or breast feeding women and their children 0-5 years of age. Vouchers are supplied for milk, cheese, juice, cereal, peanut butter, eggs and infant formula.
Lipton Center Early Intervention
100 Erdman Way
Leominster, MA 01453
(978) 537-0956 (serves Sterling)
Early intervention - birth to 3 years; developmental assessments, therapies.
Wachusett Home Health Agency
43 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA 01609 
(508) 754-0052
Free immunizations. Multi-lingual practitioners offer home visits and follow up care.
Fallon Health Systems
Car Seats: Child Passenger Safety Program
630A Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 852-6100, ext. 51678
Car seats available at reduced cost: 
$20.00 Fallon members; 
$50.00 non-members. 
First child only; must be expectant parent.
Yours for Children
Hawksley Road
Oxford, MA 01540
(800) 222-2731
Nutrition specialists provide nutrition education and workshops for parents and child care providers. Ideas for snacks, guide to food labeling and food pyramid guide are some topics available.
Women and Infants Network (WIN)
Health Alliance
Burbank Campus
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 348-1702
Support and education to pregnant women and parents of children up to age 3.
FIRST Information Project
UMASS Medical Center-Pediatrics
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester, MA 01655
(508) 856-6286
Free parent and professional information sendce that will research and locate medical information concerning children's medical conditions or other health care needs. Parent support network information, parent newsletters.
The Safe Place
(508)867-5957
(877)341-SAFE  toll free
Company specializes in childproofing and home safety.
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LEGAL SERVICES/ADVOCACY
Court Appointed Special Advocate Project, Inc. (CASA) 
(508) 757-9877
Volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children in court.
Legal Assistance Corp.
(800) 649-3718
Legal assistance for income eligible persons. Cases accepted by application.
Lawyer Referral Service
(800) 622-9700
Bar Association aids in referrals to private lawyers for persons needing legal assistance. Legal services are not free, although some reduced fees available.
Mass Justice Project
(508) 831-9888
Volunteer lawyers provide legal assistance.
Legal Advocacy Resource Center 
(800) 342-5297
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PARENT GROUPS
(Some parent groups are under specific listings)
Anger Management
105 Merrick Street
Worcester, MA
(508)753-8906
Thursday, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Mass Mothers of Twins
First Baptist Church
Worcester, MA
(508)797-5268
Support group for mothers of twins. Third Tuesday of each month at 7:30 pm, September-June.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS)
First Assembly of God Church
30 Tyler-Prentice Road
Worcester, MA
Support group for mothers with children under school age. Second and fourth Wednesday of eaach month, 9:30 am to Noon.
Parents Apart Program
Family Services of Central Mass.
(508)756-4646
Ongoing court-approved program for parents who are divorcing.
Formerly Employed Mothers at 
the Leading Edge (FEMALE)
Central Mass Chapter
(508) 842-5862
National non-profit organization supporting a woman's decision to modify or leave her career in order to care for her children at home.
Parenting for Fathers Connecting with Your Kids
Family Services of Central Mass 
31 Harvard Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 756-4646
Thursdays 6-7:30 p.m.
Library Orientation for Homeschooling Families Worcester PublicLibrary
(508) 799-1655
By appointment. Introduction to services, organization, computer, book lists and more.
Triplets, Moms and More
Shrewsbury
(508) 764-2641
Support group for parents of higher order multiples. Call for local events.
Mom and Baby Parenting
UMASS Memorial Health Care
Worcester, MA
(800) 431-5151
Ongoing six week sessions build knowledge, skills, confidence in caring for newborn.
Wachusett Regional MOMS Club Wachusett Chapter (Moms Offering Moms Support)
(508) 886-4481
National non-profit organization; meets first Wednesday of the month at 9:15 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holden. Leominster-North:   (978) 353-3504
Preemie Support Group
Worcester Early Intervention and Family Center
Shrewsbury, MA
(508)473-8005
Support for parents of premature infants.
Fourth Wednesday of each month.
Relatives as Parents Support Group
Age Center of Worcester Area, Inc.
Worcester, MA
(508)755-4388
Alternate Tuesdays, 7:00 -8:30 pm.  On site child care.
Special Education Parent 
Advisory Council
Wachusett Regional School District
(508)753-2425
Monthly meeting open to all parents of children with special needs.
Step Families of 
Central Massachusetts
Unitarian Universalist Church
Worcester, MA
(508)853-1409
First Monday of each month, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.
Parent Connection
700 Grove Street
Worcester, MA 01605
(508) 852-5658
Meetings held at St. George's Church, 
40 Brattle Street, Worcester. 
Volunteer family resource program and support group for mothers. Assist parents
of young children to fell less isolated and overwhelmed by the everyday stresses of parenting. Play group, newsletter, lending library, field trips and more.
PFLAG-Support for Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays
In Worcester:
United Congregational Church (rear entrance)
6 Institute Road
(508) 839-5585
Second Wednesday of the month, 7:30 p.m.
In Fitchburg:
St. Camillus Church Hall
333 Mechanic Street
(781) 342-7921 or (978) 632-5186
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SINGLE/STEP/RELATIVE PARENTING
Parents Without Partners
(508) 757-9877 Auburn 
(978) 425-4708 Leominster 
Bi-monthly meetings and/or dances
Widows and Widowers are Survivors Support Groups
St. George's Church
40 Brattle Street
Worcester, MA
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Mass Grandparents Resource Network
Executive Office of Elder Affairs
(800) 882-2003
TTY (800) 872-0166
Information on local support groups; resources for raising children
Second Time Parents
Reingold School
70 Reingold Ave
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 345-3287
Contact: Albert E Pierce
Support group for grandparents raising grandchildren; resource and referral.
Grandparents as Parents Support Group
(will be forming at new Worcester Senior Center) Worcester
(508) 799-1230
Holden Senior Center
1128 Main Street
Holden, MA 01520
(508) 829-0270
Contact: Naomi Sohlman
Information and resources for grandparents raising grandchildren.
The Single Life (TSL)
Leominster Montachusett Chapter
St. Camillus church Hall
Route 31
Fitchburg, MA 01420
(978) 534-9941
Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m.
Members, $2.00; guests, $3.00
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SPECIAL NEEDS/SPECIAL SERVICES
AIDS Project Worcester
85 Green Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 755-3773
Federation for Children with
Special Needs
(800) 331-0688
Information and referral services.
Care for Children Society, Inc.
340 Main Street, Room 355
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 752-0728
Family support and social/recreational activities for childhood disease patients
and their families. College scholarship 
to a high school senior who is college bound and a chronic disease patient.
HIV/Pediatrics
UMASS Medical Center
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01655
(508) 79 I- 1200
Questions answered about care and treatment of children with AIDS.
Center for Living and Working
484 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
Voice and TTY (508) 798-0350
Comprehensive services for disabled children and adults, induding counseling, housing assistance and at home assistance.
Learning Disabilities Association
of Mass
(781) 891-5009
Volunteer group provides information, referral and written materials to help individuals with disabilities and their families.
Debtors Anonymous
First Congregational Church
(enter by side door)
1 Church Street
Paxton, MA 01612
(508) 756-8054
Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m
Mass Association of Approved Chapter 766 Private Schools
(781) 245-1220
Provides a directory with descriptions of day and residential schools in Mass serving special needs children.
Department of Public Health
Division for Children with Special Health
Care Needs
(800) 882-1435
Case management for children with 
special health needs.
Gamblers Anonymous
Our Lady of the Rosary Church
(school building)
23 Fales Street
Worcester, MA
Fridays, 7:45 p.m.
Early Intervention Program 
Dept. of Public Health 
(800) 905-8437
Provide services to children (birth to 3 years) who have or are at risk for handicapping conditions or developmental delays.
Mass Department of 
Mental Retardation
40 Southbridge Street, Suite 200
Worcester, MA 01608
(508) 792-7545
Administers, plans, finances and coordinates mental retardation services including children's services.
Easter Seals
484 Main Street
Worcester, MA 01608
(800) 922-8290
Rehab services, adaptive swim, equipment loan, camping, information and referral, advocacy, and public education programs for physically disabled residents of Massachusetts.
Seven Hills Foundation
81 Hope Ave
Worcester, MA
(508) 755-2340
Services, induding respite services, for mentally retarded children and adults and their families.
National AIDS Hotline
(800) 342-2437
Special Olympics-Mass
100 Grove Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 798-5197
Athletic services for disabled individuals.
Wachusett Regional School District
Dept. of Special Education
206 Worcester Road
Princeton, MA 01541-1097
(978) 464-2130
Oversees Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12 special education services in the district.
Why Me? 
Helping Children with Cancer 
316 Main Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 757-7734
Family services and support.
Family Voices
(800)331-0688
(888)835-5669
www.familyvoices.org
Resource for children with special health needs.
United Cerebral Palsy
(800)872-5827
www.ucp.org

TASH
(410)828-8274
www.tash.org
A disability rights coalition.

Overeaters Anonymous
St. Matthew's Church
695 Southbridge Street
Mondays, 10:00 a.m.~12:00 p.m.
Jewish Health Care Center
629 Salisbury Street
Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
AdCare Hospital
107 Lincoln Street
Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Fairlawn Rehabilitation Hospital & Outpatient Center
189 May Street
Saturdays, 9:30 a.m.
Worcester Youth Guidance Center
275 Belmont Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 791-3261
TTY: (508) 791-0168
E-mail: wygc@ma.ultranet.com
Deaf Services - counseling services for deaf and hard of hearing adults, children and families.
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SUBSTANCE ABUSE
Alcoholics Anonymous
100 Grove Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 752-9000
Al-Anon
(508) 791-3431
Both organizations hold several meetings within the five town region. Call for specific locations and times.
Montachusett Alcoholism Council
(MAC)
51 Central Street
Leominster, MA
(978) 537-2450
Alcohol Information Center
182 High Street
Clinton, MA
(508) 368-1963
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
100 Grove Street
Worcester, MA
(508) 831-9785
Lipton Center
45 Summer Street
Leominster, MA
(978) 534~6116
Comprehensive mental health services including individual, group and family counseling.
SMART - Self-Management and Recovery Training
Health Alliance
Leominster Hospital, Conference Room 1
60 Hospital Road
Leominster, MA
(978) 466-2000
Recovery from alcohol and drug dependency. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Massachusetts Prevention Center
531 Main Street 
Worcester, MA 
(508) 752-8083
(508) 753-3115
Training, education, consultation for groups concerned with alcohol and drug abuse, tobacco, HIV/AIDS.
YOU Inc.
81 Plantation Street
Worcester, MA 01604
(508) 849-5600, ext. 277
Substance Abuse Group for Adolescents. Weekly self-help group for teens.
Stop Smoking Support Programs
UMASS Memorial Health Care
55 North Lake Ave
(508) 856-5610
Ongoing support groups. Call for time and location.
Stop Smoking Support Programs
Health Alliance
Leominster Hospital, Conference Room 2
60 Hospital Road
(978) 249-3511, ext. 270
Thursdays, 7:00 p.m.
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