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The Intercept intensive in-home services program is an effective alternative treatment for children and youth who otherwise would be placed in foster care, residential treatment, detention centers, hospitals or other juvenile facilities. Diverting youth from these out-of-home placements, Intercept family intervention specialists provide systemic family therapy in order to preserve family attachment and increase problem solving skills for both youth and caregivers.

Address: 324 Grove St., Worcester, MA 01605

Hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm

Contact Info: (508) 368-4300; placement.ma@youthvillages.org

Dismas programs provide transitional housing and services to former prisoners and real-life educational opportunities to students from area colleges. Dismas provides a consensus-based, sober alternative to a return to the streets, and a return to incarceration.

Dismas House: For over 30 years, the flagship program Dismas House in Worcester has provided a welcoming home and support for former prisoners looking to turn their lives around

Dismas House Family Farm: Provides housing and services to homeless former prisoners on a 12-bed, working farm in Oakham, Massachusetts, where residents learn critical vocational skills to reintegrate positively and meaningfully with society. 

Father Brooks House: A permanent housing program that offers affordable apartments for up to eight Dismas program graduates and their families. 

Reverend Richard and Gail Pryce House: Permanent housing program that offers affordable housing for up to six Dismas program graduates and their families (Oakham, MA)

BAR None Program: Designed to help individuals with criminal records address civil matters that are barriers to successful community reintegration. This program addresses this need by assisting clients directly with representation or by matching clients with volunteer attorneys to handle issues most commonly encountered by recently released former prisoners

Address: 30 Richards St., Worcester, MA, 01603

Email: cmdismashouse@aol.com

Dismas House: (508) 799-9389

Family Farm: (508) 882-0000

Community Legal Aid’s CORI/Re-entry work focuses on helping people with criminal records overcome barriers to housing, employment, and other opportunities. Our attorneys provide representation in CORI sealing and expungement cases, criminal record-related denials of public and subsidized housing, and employment or educational/job training program denials due to a criminal record. The criminalization of poverty, substance use, and mental illness, and the over-policing of communities of color, result in a cycle of incarceration and other forms of state supervision that are incredibly destructive for families and communities. The CORI unit is dedicated to combatting the civil consequences of the criminal court system.

Address: 370 Main St., Suite 200, Worcester, MA 01608

Hours: Monday thru Friday 9am-5pm

Contact Info: (855) 252-5342

We know there are barriers to securing employment when you have a criminal record (CORI). That is why we are here to help you. MassHire Worcester/Southbridge members are encourage to attend our New Leaf Workshop. We will cover strategies to assist with overcoming CORI challenges, and work with you to become job-ready.

Address: 554 Main St., Suite #300
Worcester, MA 01608

Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:45am-4:30pm; Friday 9:45am-4:30pm

Contact Info: (508) 799-1600; info@MassHireCentralCC.com

The Worcester County Sheriff’s Office Re-Entry Services Department offers assistance to sentenced inmates who are free of outstanding legal issues.Reintegration Specialists will assist inmates in the following areas:

  • Housing

  • Transportation

  • Education

  • Substance Abuse Counseling

  • Mass Health Insurance

Address: 5 Paul X. Tivnan Drive, West Boylston, MA 01583

Contact Info: (508) 854-1800

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