Human Rights and Gender Justice
Abby’s House http://www.abbyshouse.org
Contact: (508) 765-5486
52 High St., Worcester
Director: Tess Sneesby email@example.com
Associate Director: Julie Komenos Julie@abbyshouse.org
Purpose/Mission: The mission of Abby’s House is to provide emergency and long-term affordable housing, as well as advocacy and support services to homeless, battered and low-income women, with or without children. We empower women to lead self-directed lives filled with dignity and hope. In naming the oppression that exists in women’s lives, we strive to create change.
Daybreak Domestic Violence
Contact: (508) 755-9039
Purpose/Mission: Daybreak services are designed to meet the needs of women and children whose lives are affected by interpersonal violence. Its overall mission is to foster safety within the community by enabling women to break free from domestic abuse; equipping young people with the skills to resist violence and abuse; promoting safe, non-violent and mutually respectful interactions within families; and encouraging women to share their strength and courage with others.
Contact: (508) 799-9389 Fax: (508)767-9930
Purpose/Mission: Dismas House is a supportive community that provides transitional housing and services to former prisoners, and real-life educational opportunities to students from area colleges, and from throughout the US and the world. The men and women of Dismas House live and work as a family, helping each other grow towards the goal of reintegration into society. Dismas provides a consensus-based, sober alternative to a return to the streets, and a return to incarceration.
Contact: Jesse Pack (508) 755-3773
Purpose/Mission: New Horizons is committed to providing services and support for Worcester’s transgendered population.
Rape Crisis Center
Contact: (508) 852-7600
799 West Boylston Street
Purpose/Mission: In the mid-1970s, community leaders, activists, and survivors of sexual assault had a vision to create a nonprofit agency that would support victims of sexual assault. The Rape Crisis Center began providing supportive services to victims in November 1975. The Center's goal was to ensure victims of sexual violence would have a responsive medical community, sensitive law enforcement officials, and active prosecution system.
Worcester Immigrant Coalition
Contact: Matt Feinstein (508) 335-7783
Purpose/Mission: Worcester Immigrant Coalition, a member of the Stone Soup cooperative, is a grassroots group working on popular education, know your rights training, immigration reform and worker justice. The coalition is also part of the Resist the Raids Network.