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for Worcester, Massachusetts

Worcester homeless programs provide temporary shelter and support services for homeless families and individuals. Worcester homeless programs also offer prevention services to help families in Worcester keep their current housing. Permanent supportive housing programs give special help to Worcester homeless individuals with mental illness, substance abuse problems, or HIV/AIDS.

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Shelters and Transitional Programs

Worcester emergency shelters and transitional programs provide temporary housing for families, teens, and adult individuals who are homeless with nowhere else to go. Most Worcester shelters offer support services, including housing search assistance. Homeless families and individuals in transitional programs receive treatment for problems such as substance abuse that may have caused their homelessness, along with skills training to help them become independent.

Homelessness Programs

Homelessness programs help Worcester families and individuals who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless keep their current housing or find other safe affordable housing. Homeless programs help in many ways, including financial assistance, legal help, counseling, emergency shelter, and other support services. Emergency Assistance (EA), run by the Department of Transitional Assistance, is the main government homeless program in Worcester.

Permanent Supportive Housing

Permanent supportive housing is safe affordable rental housing for Worcester low-income or homeless people who need special support services. Worcester permanent supportive housing programs serve homeless and low-income individuals with severe mental illness, substance abuse problems, or HIV/AIDS. Permanent supportive housing provides a permanent home at an affordable rent along with the help people need to live on their own.


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