Parenting Journey

Worcester Family Resource Center

Resource Center Services:

Information & Referral Services

  • Referral information and linkages to services
  • Assessment and family support planning
  • Assessment and support services for families with CRA (Child Requiring Assistance) issues
  • Evidence-based parent educational groups
  • Parent-child activities
  • Center and community-based activities, educational classes and workshops

    The staff and volunteers of WCCC Resource & Referral Center are here to help you. We bring people and services together.

    Peer Support Groups

    Parents with common needs come together to support one another and find solutions

    • Bilingual Spanish-English weekly parent support group
    • Grandparents Support Groups, English and Spanish, meet twice monthly
    • Support Group for parents of teens with challenging behaviors
    • Teen peer support group

    Workshops & Parenting Classes:

    The following workshops and parenting programs are offered throughout the year.

    • The Nurturing Parenting Program
    • The Nurturing Fathers Group
    • Effective Co-Parenting for Parents who are Living Apart
    • Parenting Journey in English and Spanish - twice per year
    • The Nurturing Parenting Program for Parents in Substance Abuse
    • Monthly Spanish Parent Education Workshops
    • Active Parenting of Teens
    • Basic Computer Classes
    • And MORE!

    Parent Child-Activities:

  • Weekly parent-child activities
  • Annual Parent Cafe
  • Annual Family Cultural Outing
  • Holiday Party
  • Teen Art Event
  • Quarterly Family Fun Nights

    The Community Advisory Committee of the Worcester Connections Family Resource Center:

    • Jean Conway, Worcester Public Schools
    • Adonia Mitchell – Parent Representative
    • Lynn Norris, Worcester Resident Representative
    • Alfred Bannor – Parent Representative
    • Rebecka Mailea – Parent Representative
    • Kim Edwards, African Community EducationProgram
    • Elizabeth Roche, Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance
    • Maria Siemaszko, Workforce Central
    • Cindy Purcell, Mass Rehab
    • Beth Vietze, Worcester Family Partnership
    • Karent Zacher, Families and Communities Together