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, older job seekers that will lead participants to get an unsubsidized job. Participants must be 55 years old or 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
Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday
Contact: 508-860-2241

We aim to help those who meet one or more of the following criteria:


55 or older



Participants must fall at or below 125% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines ($18,825 for a family of one as of 2024)


  • Experiencing homelessness 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 age ranges:

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

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is a community service and work-based job training program for older Americans  operated under a U.S. Department of Labor grant. We thank the Center for Workforce Inclusion, Inc. for selecting our organization to operate SCSEP in our community.

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 sub-grantees providing approximately $5 million in non-federal match. The SCSEP Program is an equal opportunity program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.