10 Hammond Street

Worcester, MA 01610

508-798-0191

Contact Us

Case Management

Our four area offices – Leominster, Greater Milford, and Southbridge, and Worcester – serve as the center for a number of programs that provide for basic needs and financial assistance, as resources allow. Our area office staff focuses on assisting individuals and families to address the risk factors that have resulted in food, housing, and socioeconomic insecurity. Our case management efforts are aimed at helping clients to stabilize their immediate circumstances, address any urgent safety concerns, learn to appropriately budget and manage their limited resources, plan for further education or a more stable job placement, and work proactively with the case manager to move along a path to self-sufficiency.

Food Pantries and Food Assistance Referrals

At our Worcester and Leominster area offices, we offer choice food pantries to all individuals and families. We encourage those who visit our pantries to select those items that are most appropriate for their family’s needs, and we make every effort to provide fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats that assist them to prepare nutritious meals.

Locations:

ATHOL
Location: 12 Riverbend St, Athol, MA 01331
Contact: 978-249-4593
Open: 3rd Thursday of each month, 10 AM – 3 PM

LEOMINSTER
Location: 196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453 
Contact: 978-840-0696
Open: Walk-in 8:30 AM – 4 PM, Monday through Friday

MILFORD
Location: 200 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757 
Contact: 508-234-3800
Open: 8 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday
Referrals to local food pantries and feeding programs that may assist our client.

SOUTHBRIDGE
Location: 79 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550 
Contact: 508-765-5936 
Open: 10 AM – 11:15 AM Monday through Wednesday and Fridays.
Shared space with “Food Share” program to provide food pantry services.

WORCESTER
Location: 10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Contact:
508-798-0191
Open:
11:30 AM – 2:30 PM, Monday through Friday

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Outreach Project (SNAP)

Case workers at the four area offices provide outreach and enrollment assistance for new SNAP-eligible households as well as re-certify existing clients for SNAP benefits. 

Locations:

  • 196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453
    Contact: 978-840-0696
  • 200 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757
    Contact: 508-234-3800
  • 79 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
    Contact: 608-765-5936
  • 10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
    Contact: 508-798-0191

 

Thank you to the Catholic Charities USA Walmart Grant for supporting our SNAP Outreach!

Financial Literacy

We offer every individual or family that visits one of our area offices the opportunity to take part in both formal and informal financial literacy education. We offer a structured Financial Literacy curriculum in regularly-scheduled sessions and also provide one-to-one coaching around creating and maintaining a sensible household budget. 

Locations:

  • 196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453 
    Contact: 978-840-0696
  • 200 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757 
    Contact: 508-234-3800
  • 79 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550 
    Contact: 508-765-5936
  • 10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610 
    Contact: 508-798-0191

Clothing Closets

At each of our area offices, we provide gently used clothing, shoes, and accessories for adults and children. Donations to our clothing closets are welcomed on a rolling basis. Please see list of acceptable items under the donate goods section.

Locations:

  • 196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453
    Contact: 978-840-0696
  • 200 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757 
    Contact: 508-234-3800
  • 79 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
    Contact: 508-765-5936
  • 10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610 
    Contact: 508-798-0191

Rental and Utility Assistance

As funds allow, our area offices can provide limited financial assistance with rent, mortgage, and utility bills. For those who qualify following a structured application process, our staff will make payments on behalf of the account holder directly to the landlord or utility company.

Locations:

  • 196 Mechanic Street, Leominster, MA 01453
    Contact: 978-840-0696
  • 200 Main Street, Milford, MA 01757
    Contact: 508-234-3800
  • 79 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01550
    Contact: 508-765-5936
  • 10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
    Contact: 508-798-0191