ABBY’S HOUSE – a refuge and a resource

This past summer, on June 7, Abby’s House officially turned 40, an anniversary that has been celebrated with pride and some reflection about how this “bright spot in the city” has only grown brighter over time. Since 1976, Abby’s House has been a life force for the women it has helped as well as for the Greater Central Massachusetts community.

Abby’s House celebrates 40 years

Abby’s House started 40 years ago with the goal of providing homeless women and children with a safe, secure place to call home while they got back on their feet. That goal still remains, and in celebration of 40 years of effort, Abby’s House is hodlding a 40th Anniversary celebration at Mechanics Hall, 321 Main St., Friday, Nov. 4.

CEO One on One: Stephanie Page, executive director, Abby’s House, Worcester

Abby’s House in Worcester was founded in 1976 as one of the first shelters for homeless women and children. In its 40-year history, it has helped more than 13,000 women reclaim and rebuild their lives. In addition to emergency shelter, Abby’s House provides 77 units of safe and affordable housing across four properties, as well as advocacy, education and support services to battered, homeless and low-income women.

Homeless in Worcester: Does the city need more shelters?

Full and original article posted on Worcester Magazine
Richard Vaslet’s living situation isn’t ideal. On one hand, he’s on the waterfront with a clear view of Middle River Park, there’s a Walmart within walking distance and he doesn’t pay a penny in rent. On the other hand, Vaslet — who goes by “Red” — lives under a bridge by McKeon Road.

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