Statement on accuracy of content
WorcesterResources.org is operated by Community Resources Information, Inc. (www.communityresourcesinfo.org). Community Resources Information, Inc. (CRI) is a non-profit, charitable (501c3) organization. It provides this web site free to individuals as part of its mission to help people find the community resources they need to improve their lives.
We at CRI take our work seriously and make every effort to be accurate in the information we provide on this web site. Nevertheless, eligibility requirements and information on benefits and service programs can quickly change. Furthermore, officials in local, state, and federal government programs, who have responsibility for the administration of certain benefits we describe, may interpret eligibility requirements for these programs in a manner different than our own.
We cannot guarantee that the information you read on this web site will always be right or that the recommendations we make regarding eligibility for certain benefits will be accurate in all instances. If you believe that certain information we have posted on this web site is out-of-date, or inaccurate, or insufficient, or misleading in some way, we would greatly appreciate your telling us this so that we may look into correcting the possible error. Please see our Contact Us page for contact information.
On some WorcesterResources.org web site pages, we include links to external web sites that offer program applications, agency addresses and phone numbers, or other important information. These external web sites are created and maintained by other organizations. As a policy, WorcesterResources.org only links to government or non-profit agency web sites that appear to provide current and unbiased information. We make every effort to check these links on a regular basis.
However, WorcesterResources.org has no control over the format of external sites, the accuracy of their information, their viewpoints, or their privacy policies. Therefore, WorcesterResources.org takes no responsibility for the content or legality of these external sites or any subsequent links. The external links on our web site do not constitute an endorsement or approval of the external sites or the organizations that control them. Any questions or comments about the content or policies of external web sites should be directed to the organizations in control of those sites.
We take protecting your privacy very seriously and do not collect any personal information about our web site visitors. Information you enter in our Eligibility Checks is only used to determine if you are likely to qualify for a particular benefit program, and is never read by anyone at WorcesterResources.org or stored in any form. There are no questions that ask for any personal information about you. We do not ask for your name, your address, or any other information that would identify you.
In addition, we never sell or share the e-mail addresses of web site visitors who sign up for our newsletter, make an entry in our Guestbook, or give us their e-mail address for any other reason.
You should expect that we at CRI have the intention of providing useful and accurate information on this web site. You should also realize that we are not perfect and may, on occasion, make mistakes. Also, information can change rapidly and we may not always be able to keep up with these changes or know about them ahead of you. Finally, there may be differences in opinion on how eligibility criteria are determined which could make what we say on this web site different from what a service provider or benefit official would conclude.
It is our hope that in using this web site, you may come to better understand the different benefits and programs that exist in your community and the likelihood of your being eligible for them or not. However, we are neither the official nor final say on whether or not you may qualify to receive a particular benefit or program. This is up to the individuals who run these programs. Furthermore, we have no control over whether any benefits that you may be eligible for are actually available to you to receive. Being eligible for a benefit or program and having it be available to you to receive are, of course, separate issues.
Should you choose to use the Eligibility Check features on this web site to see whether you likely qualify for a benefit or not, we expect that you will provide accurate information. Entering misleading or inaccurate information, whether deliberately or by mistake, will very likely result in an invalid response. In order to provide good feedback to you, it is necessary that you answer the questions in a truthful manner and without typographic mistakes. Since only you, the user, will see the responses we provide when you test your eligibility using one of our Eligibility Checks, there is no reason to enter anything other than accurate information. When you receive a response after completing an Eligibility Check, you should examine it carefully to make sure there were no mistakes made in answering the questions. If we tell you something that is not true about yourself (such as your citizenship status or your monthly income), it will likely be that you made a mistake in completing the questions. Please review the answers you enter carefully so as to avoid inaccurate responses due to typographic mistakes.
Occasionally, a mistake may occur in an Eligibility Check. It is possible that we could tell you that you are eligible for a benefit when you are not or, alternatively, that we tell you that you are not eligible for a benefit when you are. Should you suspect an error (for example you think you are eligible, but we say you most likely are not) you should ignore our feedback and proceed with an official application. If it turns out you are correct and we were not, we would greatly appreciate being informed so that we may look into correcting any mistake on our part. Determining a person's eligibility for certain benefits can be very complicated and it is possible that we may occasionally make errors.
All content and feedback provided on this web site is for informational purposes only and is intended only for residents of Worcester, Massachusetts and surrounding communities. Community Resources Information, Inc. (CRI) disclaims all responsibility for any decisions that users may make, for themselves or for someone else, based on the content or feedback. In using this web site, you agree to hold CRI harmless for any and all decisions or actions taken or not taken. The information provided on this web site is not intended to replace professional advice and opinions. CRI does not specifically endorse or recommend any service providers or benefit programs described or listed on this web site.
In using the WorcesterResources.org web site, you agree to indemnify and hold CRI and its directors, officers, employees, and affiliates harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your use of the content or features contained on this web site.
The information that is provided on this web site may be printed out and used by individuals and service providers only for use in learning more about benefits and programs available to residents in Worcester, Massachusetts. The WorcesterResources.org web site is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation, pursuant to U.S. copyright laws, international conventions, and other copyright laws. The contents of the WorcesterResources.org web site are for noncommercial use. All materials and features contained on this web site are owned or controlled by Community Resources Information, Inc. (CRI) or the party credited as the provider of the content. In using this web site, you agree to abide by all copyright notices. The content and features of this web site may not be copied or reproduced (outside of personal use or professional use as a service provider) without the expressed written consent of CRI. You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for any commercial purpose any portion of the content or features provided on this web site. Likewise, you agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, resell, or exploit for the purpose of running a similar web site any portion of the content or features provided on this web site without the expressed written consent of CRI.
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