Grand Opening Celebration

Worcester Community Connections:

Worcester Community Connections (WCCC) is one of 22 coalitions across the state were created in 1993 with federal funding through the Family Preservation and Support Act to the MA Department of Children and Families as part of a statewide effort to build a continuum of family support services in neighborhoods across Massachusetts and decrease factors that lead to child abuse and mistreatment.

In 2008 our parent leaders came together to develop the WCCC Resource and Referral Center in response to repeated input from local families of the struggles that they face in locating and connecting with community resources.

In 2015 the WCCC Resource and Referral Center became the Worcester Connections Family Resource Center, expanding services to include families with children up to 18 years of age.

Y.O.U., Inc serves as a fiscal agent for WCCC

WCCC is a parent-driven coalition whose mission is to support Worcester families by:

Worcester Connections Family Resource Center:

The Worcester Connections Family Resource Center (FRC) is a community-based, culturally competent program that provides evidence-based parent education groups, information and referral, mentoring, and other opportunities for children and families in need, as well as services specific to children who are having serious problems at home and at school, including runaways, truants, and sexually exploited children, known as Children Requiring Assistance (CRA). WCFRC is s program of Y.O.U., Inc.

As a part of its work the WCFRC supports a community based network of services to enable children requiring assistance and their families to obtain needed services in their home communities instead of through the court system. These include access to voluntary mental health services, wrap-around family support services and voluntary services

The Worcester Connections Family Resource Center provides:

Our Funders:

Worcester Community Connections is funded by the Massachusetts Community Connections Initiative.  YOU Inc. serves as the fiscal partner.

Worcester Connections Family Resource Center is funded by the Massachusetts Office of Health and Human Services.

Our Leadership:

Worcester Community Connections Steering Committee: