10 Hammond Street

Worcester, MA 01610


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Our Senior Community Service Employment Program provides employment, training and job search assistance to low-income mature workers that will lead participants to get an unsubsidized job. Participants must be 55 years-old and older, and provide up to 20 hours per week of community service work for which they are paid minimum wage, at non-profit and government agencies.

Service Area: Worcester County and Franklin County

Contact: 508.860.2241

Hours: Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm

In order to be eligible for the program, participants must meet the following criterion:


55 or above



Participants must fall at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($15,613 for a family of one)

Priority acceptance is given to participants who meet one or more of the following:

  • Homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Severe disability
  • Limited English proficiency
  • Low literacy skills
  • Veterans or qualified spouses of veterans
  • Severely limited employment prospects

Our clients are...

1 %
Age 55-59
1 %
Age 60-64
1 %
Age 65-69
1 %
age 70-74
1 %
age 75+

The Catholic Charities Senior Community Service Employment Program is funded by a 46.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. This funding provides 90% of the support for SCSEP with the Center and its subgrantees providing approximately $5 million in nonfederal match. The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.