2017 Worcester Pride Guide

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Worcester’s LGBTQ Agencies


  • 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
  • PFLAG Worcester
    Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians And Gays
    Laura Farnsworth, PFLAG Worcester President
    4 Mann Street, Worcester, MA 01602
    508-631-2699
    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
  • 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

Health Resources


  • AIDS Project Worcester, Inc.
    85 Green Street, Worcester, MA 01604
    508-755-3773
    www.aidsprojectworcester.org info@aidsprojectworcester.org
  • JRI Health
    Boston GLASS Community Center. GLASS provides counseling, advocacy and referrals for health care services and housing to young LGBTQ community.
    Ismael Rivera
    617-266-3349 x215
    irivera@jri.org
  • Planned Parenthood
    LGBT Services Offers education, resources, and service referrals to LGBTQ community
    470 Pleasant St. Worcester, MA 01602
    508-854-3301

Legal Resources


  • GLAD
    Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders
    617-426-1350
    ladlaw@glad.org
  • Community Legal Aid
    405 Main Street, 4th Floor, Worcester, MA 01608
    508-752-3718
  • MA Commission Against Discrimination
    Denholm Building, 484 Main Street, Room 320, Worcester, MA 01608
    508-453-9630
  • LGBT Asylum Support Task Force
    Supports LGBT Political Asylum Seekers
    Hadwen Park Church 6 Clover Street, Worcester, MA

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)

Open & Affirming Faith Communities


  • Unitarian Universalist Church
    90 Holden Street, Worcester, MA 01606
    508-853-1942
    www.uucworcester.org
  • First Unitarian Church
    90 Main St, Worcester, MA 01608-1173
    508-757-2708
    www.firstunitarian.com
  • Hadwen Park Congregational Church
    6 Clover Street, Worcester, MA 01603-1929
    508-752-7489
    www.hadwenparkchurch.org
  • Lake View Congregational Church UCC (Worcester Pride Sponsor)
    115 Coburn Avenue, Worcester, MA 01604-1111
    508-756-5867
    www.lakeview-ucc.org
  • Worcester Fellowship
    (worship behind city hall)
    455 Main Street
    Worcester, MA
    508-868-3248
    www.worcesterfellowship.org
  • United Congregational Church
    6 Institute Road, Worcester, MA 01609-2706
    508-752-3785
    www.ucc-worcester.org
  • Wesley United Methodist Church
    114 Main Street, Worcester, MA 01608-1108
    508-799-4191
    www.wesleyworc.org
  • First Baptist Church
    111 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01609-1613
    508-756-6143
    www.fbc-worc.org
  • All Saints Episcopal Church
    10 Irving Street, Worcester MA 01609
    508-752-3766
    www.allsaintsw.org
  • Temple Sinai
    661 Salisbury Street, Worcester, MA 01609-1120
    508-756-2519
    www.templesinaiworcester.org
  • Temple Emanuel
    280 May Street, Worcester, MA 01602
    508-756-1257
    www.temple-emanuel.org
  • Congregation Beth Israel
    15 Jamesbury Drive, Worcester, MA 01609-1201
    508-756-6204
    www.bethisraelworc.org
  • Trinity Lutheran Church
    73 Lancaster Street, Worcester, MA 01609-3152
    508-753-2989
    www.trinityworc.org
  • New England Synod
    (FKA: St. Mark’s Lutheran Church)
    20 Upland Street, Worcester, MA 01607-2600
    508-791-1530
    www.nesynod.org
  • The Woo Church (Worcester Pride Sponsor)
    875b Main St. Worcester, MA 01610
    Mail: PO Box 3285 Worcester, MA 01613
    774-292-9201
    www.thewoo.org
  • Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Spiritual and Pastoral Assistance
    Father Rich Lewandowski
    Saint Camillus Church, Fitchburg, MA 01420
    978-342-7921

Worcester Public Schools’ Gay Straight Alliances (GSA)


  • Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public School
    Cathy Rollins
    508-854-8400
    crollins@akfcs.org
  • Leicester High School
    Ms. LaPrad
    508-892-7030
    lapradc@lpsma.net
  • Burncoat High School
    Thomas Davis, Advisor
    508-799-3300
    davistj@worc.k12.ma.us
  • Doherty Memorial High School
    Annet Cochran
    508-799-3270
    cochrana@worc.k12.ma.us
  • North High School
    Latricia Vancelette
    508-799-3370
    vancelettel@worc.k12.ma.us
  • South High Community School
    Sarah Noble-Young
    508-799-3325
  • Worcester Technical High School
    Laura Halfkenny
    508-799-1940
  • Montachusett Regional Vocational Technical School
    Kathleen Hanson
    hanson-kathleen@montytech.net
    Kathleen Sallila
    sallila-kathleen@montytech.net
    978-345-9200
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Worcester Colleges’ Gay Straight Alliances (GSA)


  • Assumption College
    508-767-7275
    mcarlson@assumption.edu
  • Becker College

    Sandy Lashin-Curewitz, Interactive Media Communications Director
    508.373.9529
    sandy.curewitz@becker.edu
    Kimberly Dunbar, Director of Media Relations and Public Affairs
    508-373-9720
    Kimberly.dunbar@becker.edu

  • Clark University
    Clark University OPEN
    clarkuopen@gmail.com
    adaly@Clarku.edu
  • College of the Holy Cross
    Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, & Transgender Support Group
    Megan Fox-Kelly
    mfox@holycross.edu
    508-793-3899
    All Holy Cross students are welcome in the Chaplains’ office.
  • MCPHS University (formerly Mass College of Pharmacy)
    Gay Straight Alliance
    Kyla Pacheco, MS Career Advisor, Center for Professional Career Development
    kyla.pacheco@mcphs.edu

  • Quinsigamond Community College
    Gaelan Benway, Professor of Sociology, Room 424A
    508-854-4339
    gbenway@qcc.mass.edu
  • UMass Medical School
    QMass Student Group
    QMass@umassmed.edu
    LGBTQ Committee Co-Chair Joyce Rosenfeld, MD
    Joyce.Rosenfeld@umassmemorial.org
  • WPI
    Cristina Picozzi, Asst Dir of Annual Giving
    508-831-6072
    cpicozzi@wpi.edu
  • Worcester State
    Calvin Hill, Ph. D, Office of Diversity
    508-929-8117 or 508-929-8784
    calvin.hill@worcester.edu
    Staff assistant: rmarcin@worcester.edu