Blog - Worcester

New Location for Center Services

April 15 2021

StandUp for Kids - Worcester  StandUp for Kids - Worcester, partnering with the Pleasant Street Neighborhood Network Center, has opened an Outreach Center at 301 Pleasant Street, Worcester to provide services for homeless and at-risk youth. The Center is located on a city bus route, just a half mile from Main Street. We will be open on Wednesdays 4:30 - 6:30 pm and Saturdays 10 am - 2 pm. Youth can visit the Center any time during open hours to receive meals, clothing, hygiene products, help with access to housing and education, and referrals to other youth services. Volunteer counselors and staff will work with youth at the Center to set goals, plan steps to reach their goals, and ...

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StandUp and Move Finishes as a Major Success

November 4 2020

StandUp and Move, a national virtual event that took place from October 8 through 12, 2020, attracted 275 participants, 340 donors, and 8 sponsors. After shattering our first goal of $50,000 before the event kicked off, we ended 19% over with proceeds totaling $59,605!   As the first event of its kind to end the cycle of youth homelessness, all participants got to choose a time, distance, and location to move. And did they ever: They ran, walked, biked, wheeled, skated,danced, and they cheered others on.  Today, thanks to this community of friends, StandUp for Kids is able to face the critical issue of youth homelessness a little bit ...

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Join Our Virtual Run/Walk/Bike Event

September 12 2020

The work we do to help homeless youth across the country get back on their feet would not be possible without amazing volunteers and supporters like you. It’s because of your dedication that we have a 30-year history as a nationally-recognized organization fighting to end youth homelessness. To show our thanks, we’ve created a virtual run/walk/bike event that will unite us all together in a safe, healthy way for an important cause.  Register or donate today to our first ever virtual nationwide event, StandUp and MOVE, taking place across the country October 8 through 12, 2020.  Register to MOVE!  This virtual event is like no other. You will ...

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The Worcester Outreach Center Is Open

August 27 2020

StandUp for Kids - Worcester New hours for the center: Wednesday 3 pm – 5 pmSaturday 10 am – 12 noon Center volunteer staff will instruct you to sign in and to sanitize your hands upon entering. Wear your mask!  We have some available if you need one. Food will be ordered a meal, snacks available at center. All other services still available. Services: Safe place to rest Set goals and make plans to how to reach goals Meals, snacks, assistance with some pantry items Clothing, Coats, socks, hats and gloves Job finding assistance, resume building Assistance finding apartment and filling out housing forms Identification assistance (birth certificate and state ID fees) Referrals ...

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Thank You NAL's Paint Center!

August 27 2020

StandUp for Kids - Worcester A huge thank you NAL's Paint Center in Worcester for the paint and paint supplies to paint our new center site. Before: After: 

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Updated Outreach Center Information

March 24 2020

StandUp for Kids - Worcester Edit: The Center is now open again.Starting March 17th - Center times are closed. 2 volunteers have been available set up a time to meet youths individually.  We will be evaluating weekly what we can do, based on the health of our volunteers  We helped youth with pantry items, hand sanitizer and bus passes last week. If you are a youth in need of services, please call 508-963-5576 or email

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