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Youville House - Catholic Charities Worcester County

Address
133 Granite Street
Worcester, MA - 01604

Office hours: Mondays through Fridays 8am to 5pm.

Shelter for homeless families.  Closed referral by DCHD (Department of Communities and Housing Development of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts).

Services provided through Catholic Charities Services which help elders, families and children in need with:

    Older and disabled adults maintain their independence by receiving home care services while others enjoy the companionship of our volunteer visitors.
    Low-income seniors learn new job skills by working at numerous area agencies as senior aides.
    Homebound elders and people who would otherwise be alone enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners with the aid of many volunteers.
    Families receive emergency assistance, food and help with budgeting skills to prevent homelessness, while others find useable, wearable clothing at the Catholic Charities boutique.
    Parents and children find emergency shelter and transitional services at Catholic Charities Youville House and at the Little Brown House through Catholic Charities partnership with Street, Mary’s Parish.
    Women of all ages receive post-abortion counseling through Project Rachel.
    Many parents and children benefit from the encouragement and instruction of parent aides.
    A child completed his journey to his adoptive family, while prospective adoptive families are helped to access adoption services. Many others locate their adoptive histories.
    Adult learners, assisted by volunteer tutors, pursue educational and life goals through improved literacy.
    Refugee and immigrant youngsters are tutored after school weekly by college students through a partnership between Catholic Charities and the African Community Project.
    Families discover strength by building life skills through our Family Resource Center group services.


Youville House provides temporary emergency shelter when homelessness cannot be avoided.  We support families with a combination of case management and direct service, provided in an environment that affirms the dignity of the individuals being served.Twelve families live at the shelter at any given time. 

Both on eand two-parent families are welcome.  The families are referred to our agency through the Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD)and represent different towns and cities.  Every family completes an assessment that helps us to address immediate needs, and move towards self-sufficiency:Each family has their own room and shares the following common areas: kitchen, bathroom, living room, playroom and outdoor recreational areas.In addition, parents cook their own meals and participate in chores to maintain the facility. 

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  1. Doreen
    Doreen
    Aug 24, 2020Reply
    They didn't help me what so ever they allowed my husband to have an affair because there was lack of evidence. Even though I had multiple proof. And they harrassment got worst and other than that I loved the staff they tried to help me. I was the only one who wasn't on food stamps cash anything but lived in a shelter and had a hard time

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