2018 Worcester Pride Guide

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Worcester Area LGBTQ Agencies and Organizations


  • Central Mass Recovery Learning Community KIVA Center
    209 Shrewsbury St, Worcester, MA
    508-751-9600
    Vesper Moore
    Vesper.moore@centralmassrlc.org
    774-242-6364
    http://www.centralmassrlc.org/
  • The Learning Hub
    Worcester, MA
    contact@learningathub.com
    508-353-1888
    https://www.learningathub.com/
  • Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQIA+
    Youth Resource Map

    https://ma-lgbtq.org/
  • Out MetroWest
    Enriches the LGBTQ community in MetroWest Boston and the larger world through programming, education, and advocacy.
    929 Worcester Road
    Framingham, MA 02130
    508-875-2122
    info@metrowest.org
  • Pathways for Change
    to provide quality and multicultural services to those whose lives have been impacted by sexual violence and to provide education geared toward ending violence, serving Central Massachusetts.
    588 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01608
    Brianna Brewer, LGBTQI+ Counselor
    bbrewer@pathwaysforchange.help
  • PFLAG Worcester
    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays
    Laura Farnsworth, PFLAG Worcester President
    4 Mann Street, Worcester, MA 01602
    508-755-0333
    www.worcesterpflag.org
    pflagworcester@iname.com
  • Safe Homes
    Support & Drop-in Center for LGBTQ people, ages 14-23
    Laura Farnsworth, Program Manager
    The Bridge, 4 Mann Street, Worcester, MA 01602
    508-755-0333
    www.safehomesma.org
    safehomes@thebridgecm.org
  • SWAGLY
    Provides safe space for LGBTQ youth and straight allies
    to socialize, learn, and share.
    51 Union St., Suite 306, Worcester, MA 01602
    508-755-0005
    director@swagly.org
  • WLEN (Worcester LGBT Elder Network)
    Provides information and referral for LGBT elders and their caregivers.
    1-800-243-5111/508-756-1545
    wlen@eswa.org
  • Worcester Gay Professionals Networking Group
    3rd Wednesday of every month @ 6pm
    worcestergayprofessionals@gmail.com

Youth Resources


Health Resources


Support Groups


Legal and Community Resources


  • Boston Police Department
    Deputy Superintendent Richard Dahill
    Boston Police Department
    One Schroeder Plaza
    Boston, MA 02120
    617-343-5043
    richard.dahill@pd.boston.gov
  • Community Legal Aid
    405 Main Street, 4th Floor, Worcester, MA 01608
    508-752-3718
  • Daviau Law Offices, P.C.
    LGBT Estate Planning
    255 Park Avenue, Suite 1000
    Worcester, MA 01609
    www.daviaulaw.com

  • Fair Housing for LGBTQ
    history and stats about where LGTBQ housing rights stand, home buying advice from experts on the topic, and a state-by-state map that highlights which areas prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and/or gender identity:
    https://www.reviews.com/blog/lgbtq-fair-housing/
  • GLAD
    Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
    617-426-1350
    ladlaw@glad.org
  • LGBT Asylum Support Task Force
    Supports LGBT Political Asylum Seekers
    Hadwen Park Church 6 Clover Street, Worcester, MA
  • MA Commission Against Discrimination
    Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Room 320, Worcester, MA 01608
    508-453-9630
  • Worcester Police Department
    LGBTQ Police Community Liaison
    Officer Sharon McQueen
    508-688-0229
    McqueenS@worcesterma.gov

Hotlines


  • Fenway Community Health
    GLBTQ Peer Listening Hotline: 1-800-399-7337
    GLBTQ Listening Hotline of Any Age: 1-888-340-4528
  • GLBTQ National Youth Hotline
    1-800-246-7743
  • GLBTQ Domestic Violence Project
    955 Massachusetts Ave, PMB 131, Cambridge, MA 02139
    1-800-832-1901
    www.glbtqdvp.org
  • Gay & Lesbian National Hotline
    1-888-THE-GLNH (1-888-843-4564)
  • The Network/La Red
    provides a 24 hour hotline providing support for LGBTQ individuals struggling with unhealthy relationships or intimate partner violence.
    617-742-4911
    tnlr.org/en/get-support/

Social Media Community Resources


  • CannaQueer Worcester
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  • Free Mom Hugs-MA & NH Chapter
    Click here
  • Central Mass LGBT and Friends Breakfast Club
    Click here
  • LGBT Meetup for Central MA
    Click here
  • Queer Exchange: Worcester
    Click here
  • Shades by Worcester Pride
    Click here
  • Worcester County LGBTQIA+ Group
    Click here
  • Worcester Youth Pride
    Click here
  • Your Queer Story: An LGBT Support Group
    Click here
  • Zia Young Adult Acess Center
    Click here

Open & Affirming Faith Communities


  • All Saints Episcopal Church
    10 Irving Street,
    Worcester MA 01609
    508-752-3766
    www.allsaintsw.org
  • Congregation Beth Israel
    15 Jamesbury Drive
    Worcester, MA 01609-1201
    508-756-6204
    www.bethisraelworc.org
  • First Baptist Church
    111 Park Avenue
    Worcester, MA 01609-1613
    508-756-6143
    www.fbc-worc.org
  • First Unitarian Church
    90 Main St
    Worcester, MA 01608-1173
    508-757-2708
    www.firstunitarian.com
  • Greendale People’s Church
    Rev. Dr. Kevin Downer
    25 Francis Street
    Worcester, MA 01606
    508-852-7727
    www.greendalepeopleschurch.org/

  • Hadwen Park Congregational Church
    6 Clover Street
    Worcester, MA 01603-1929
    508-752-7489
    www.hadwenparkchurch.org
  • Lake View Congregational Church UCC
    115 Coburn Avenue
    Worcester, MA 01604-1111
    508-756-5867
    www.lakeview-ucc.org
  • New England Synod
    20 Upland Street
    Worcester, MA 01607
    508-791-1530
    www.nesynod.org
  • Saint Camillus Church
    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Spiritual and Pastoral Assistance
    Father Rich Lewandowski
    Fitchburg, MA 01420
    978-342-7921
  • Temple Emanuel
    280 May Street
    Worcester, MA 01602
    508-756-1257
    www.temple-emanuel.org
  • Temple Sinai
    661 Salisbury Street
    Worcester, MA 01609-1120
    508-756-2519
    www.templesinaiworcester.org
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
    73 Lancaster Street
    Worcester, MA 01609-3152
    508-753-2989
    www.trinityworc.org
  • Trinity Church of Northborough
    23 Main Street
    Northboro, MA 01532
    508-393-8156
    www.trinitynorthborough.org
  • United Congregational Church
    6 Institute Road
    Worcester, MA 01609-2706
    508-752-3785
    www.ucc-worcester.org
  • Unitarian Universalist Church
    90 Holden Street
    Worcester, MA 01606
    508-853-1942
    www.uucworcester.org
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
    114 Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01608-1108
    508-799-4191
    www.wesleyworc.org
  • Worcester Fellowship
    (worship behind city hall)
    455 Main Street
    Worcester, MA
    508-868-3248
    www.worcesterfellowship.org
  • The Woo Church
    875b Main Street
    Worcester, MA 01610
    774-292-9201
    www.thewoo.org

Worcester Public Schools’ Gay Straight Alliances (GSA)


Worcester College’s Gay Straight Alliances (GSA)