10 Hammond Street

Worcester, MA 01610

508-798-0191

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Parent Aide Program

The Catholic Charities Parent Aide Program’s inception was over 25 years ago. The Therapeutic Parent Aides provide assistance and resources to English and Spanish speaking families throughout the community with the main goal of family reunification. The program provides services to the Worcester area, North Central region which includes Fitchburg, Leominster and several towns in the South Central region such as Webster, Southbridge, and Dudley.

When a family is in crisis, the Catholic Charities Parent Aide Program is a short term service, typically three to four months, that works to restore positive functioning in families who would benefit from a variety of coordinated services that are individualized to meet each family’s specific needs. We have a strong commitment to services that uplift the lives of children and families in the communities in which they live. The Parent Aides work side by side with Department of Children and Families (DCF) and social workers with the families that are in crisis and assist them with attaining resources to stabilize the family unit. This program recognizes family challenges, the cycles of abuse, and works to educate the parents about focusing on changes that will bring success to each and every family.

Location: 25 West Chester Street, Worcester, MA 01605
Hours:  8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday
Contact: 508-860-2239
Service Area: Worcester County

Parent Education Workshops & Activities

The Parent Aide program offers two parenting groups. Our Southbridge location focuses on the Love and Logic the Parenting Way curriculum. This program is held two to three times a year based on needs and teaches families a way that will develop caring and respectful relationships. Creating a loving connection between parents and their children is the root of a healthy, thriving relationship built on trust and understanding.

A supportive parenting group is held weekly in Webster. This is an on-going parenting group, which provides information, knowledge and resources to help parents become more capable and competent to enhance their family. Both groups are open to the public and participation is voluntary.

Service Area: Southern Worcester County
Locations:
79 Elm Street, Southbridge, MA 01609
North Village Apartments, 18 Village Way, Webster, MA 01570
Hours: Various dates and times, call for more info
Contact: 508-765-5936

Adoption History & Search Program

We provide assistance to those individuals who have relinquished a child for adoption through Catholic Charities, provide available background information to adoptees and, if requested, assist with reunification for both parties.

Service Area: Worcester County
Location: 10 Hammond Street, Worcester, MA 01610
Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Tuesday and Thursday
Contact: 508-860-2238

Project Chill

This after-school program provides anti-bullying education to children and youth in a group setting to assist them in managing difficult interpersonal behaviors. Topics addressed include bullying, anger management, accepting criticism, and developing pro-social interpersonal skills.

Service Area: Webster & Dudley
Hours: Varies based on group schedules
Contact: 508-765-5936