YWCA Central Massachusetts, Inc.

aka YWCA Central Massachusetts   |   Worcester, MA   |  www.ywcacm.org

Mission

YWCA Central Massachusetts is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all.

Ruling year info

1942

Executive Director

Deborah Hall

Main address

One Salem Square

Worcester, MA 01608 USA

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EIN

04-2105873

NTEE code info

YMCA, YWCA, YWHA, YMHA (P27)

Family Violence Shelters and Services (P43)

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Support Services

Transitional Housing: Women aged 18 and older in need of short-term housing have access to safe, affordable living quarters at the YWCA Central Massachusetts. Support services designed to help women set and achieve goals and acquire skills to be self-sufficient are also available.

 
Family Reunification Program: This program allows women to spend time with their children in a safe, secure, home-like setting to address and resolve issues around custody and reuniting children under supervision and with support of staff. 

 
Young Parent Program (YPP): By providing education and opportunity, the YWCA's Young Parent Program empowers young parents to take positive control over their lives. This program is designed to offer education and training for TAFDC (welfare) recipients who have not completed their secondary education. With a goal of employment and self sufficiency, participants take part in GED instruction, life skills workshops, parenting education, case management,  job readiness training, and more. Available for those age 14 through 24.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

Health and Wellness Center: This program's goal is to pro-actively improve the health of the community. The YWCA has a variety of fitness plans such as group classes, strength and cardio training, recreational swimming, personal training, and nutrional counseling available to individuals and households to help reach this goal.  

 

Healthy Youth Development: This program offers recreation, physical fitness, and leadership development through afterschool, evening and summer programs. These are available to elementary to highschool- aged community youth.

 

ENCORE Plus: This community-based breast and cervical outreach program is designed to serve women over 40, women of color, and under insure or uninsured women. In addition to outreach, education, early detection, and support programs are also availble.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Community Services: Battered Women’s Resources provides services to northern Worcester County. Several types of counseling services resources for women seeking to survice, emerge from, or heal from battering relationships. Additionally, a 24-hour crisis line for those needing immediate intervention from domestic violence-related issues is available. All services offered can be accessed through the 24-hour hotline, 978-537-8601.

Arlia Shelter: The Arlia Shelter provides confidential, emergency shleter for single women and women and their children fleeing domestic violence in northern Worcester County. The average length of stay is three months, and during that time support services are available.

 

Violence Prevention Education: This program addresses the issue of relationship violence through education within schools, as well as the general community. Teaching children of all ages what is appropriate behavior in relationship is important considerin the prevelance of violence in our society.  With education, children will be able to access valuable information and skills on non-violent communication. Adolescents, teenagers and adults are able to learn what a healthy relationship entails and will be better able to recognize the early warning signs of abuse and the effects that it has on themselves and their families.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Worcester Child Care Program: The YWCA Childcare Center provides full and part day year round inftant, toddler, and preschool child care fore children ages four weeks to  six years of age. This licensed and accredited program us designed to nurture the child's social, emotional, and cognitive development. Additionally, after-school care is provided to 70 children at two public school sites.

 

Drop-in Respite Care: This program provides free child care to women who are living in emergency shelter or transitional housing so they can look for work and permanent housing; keep medical. DSS, or court appointments; or attend counseling and support groups. A qualified teacher directs planned social, education and recreational activities for the children.

 

Westborough Child Care Program: This program provides full and part day year round childcare for infants, toddlers, preschool, and school-age children. Summer day camp and Counselor in Training programs are provided for youth ages 6-15 years at the YWCA's Camp Wind-in-the-Pines in Leicester, MA. All programs are licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care and accredited  by the National Association of Early Childhood Programs.

Summer Day Camps: You can give your child a super summer camp experience this year at one of the YWCA Central Massachusetts’ many summer camp programs. Camp can be one of the most rewarding experiences of a child’s life. It’s a place to make new friends, learn new skills, explore interests, face challenges, build self-esteem and have fun. The YWCA has summer camp programs for kids of all ages

Population(s) Served
Infants and toddlers
Families

Community Services: Staff advocates provide non-residential services that include a 24-hour hotline, support groups, court advocacy,and outreach program works in partnership with the Worcester Police Department's Domestic Violence Unit and the Victim Witness Program of the District Attorney's Office on the Worcester Intervention Network (WIN) project. This program also provides intervention resources such as psycho-social support groups and alternatives to women so they may leave prostitution.

 

Emergency Shelter: The Daybreak Shelther provides confidential, emergency shelter for single women and women and their children feeling domestic violence situations. The average  length of stay is three months, and the shelter can accommodate up to six familes at once. The shelter staff also work with the clients in order to provide short-term counseling and support groups necessary to help them rebuild their lives.

 

Violence Prevention Education: Trained volunteers and staff provide a range of violence prevention education workshops and programs to nearly 2,000 community residents each year. Additionally, 4,000 pre-school and elementary age children are instructed on how to be safe, strong and free. This curriculum, which is nationally accreditws, is taught at to children in childcare centers and elementary schools in the greater Worcester area.

Population(s) Served
Adults

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YWCA Central Massachusetts, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 7/21/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Joyce Augustus

Community Volunteer

Term: 2018 - 2020

Joyce Augustus

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