359 Main Street
Worcester MA 01608-1511
Voice (508) 754-1757
TTY (508) 767-9265
Fax: (508) 799-7576

We assist individuals of all disabilities to go to work. If you are unemployed or underemployed, you may be able to benefit from vocational services. All VR consumers must reside in Massachusetts and be eligible to work in the United States. This Area Office serves the following communities: Auburn, Boylston, Cherry Valley, Holden, Leicester, Paxton, Shrewsbury, West Boylston, and Worcester.

To Make a Referral

Any individual with a disability can inquire about obtaining services. Friends, relatives, and health care providers can also refer an individual to MRC. Our services are designed to assist individuals with disabilities to make informed choices about work.

  • The first step in making a referral for services is to attend MRC Orientation which is held every Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in our conference room. An overview of services will be given and you will have an opportunity to ask questions at that time, as well as to complete a referral form.
  • Call us at (508) 754-1757 or TTY (508) 767-9265 and ask for the Counselor of the Day. He/she will help you to complete a short telephone inquiry and will invite you to an in-office orientation.
Our Staff
Management
Counseling Staff
Support Staff
  • Deborah Short, Head Clerk
  • Kathleen Olson
  • Helen Landers
  • Maria Diaz

Specialized Services

  • Bilingual Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor serving the Hispanic community.
  • Two Rehabilitation Counselors for the Deaf/Hard of Hearing fluent in American Sign Language.

Directions to Our Office

From the North:

  • Take route 190 south to route 290 west into Worcester.
  • Continue on route 290 west to exit 16, east Central Street.
  • Go right on east Central Street and continue straight through 4 sets of lights onto Main Street.
  • Go left on Main Street and proceed to 2nd set of lights to Foster Street. Worcester area office is at 359 Main Street at the corner of Main and Foster Streets.

From the West:

  • Take the mass pike to route 290, auburn exit (#10). Go east on route 290 to east Central Street (exit 16).
  • Go left on east Central Street and continue straight through 4 sets of lights onto Main Street.
  • Go left on Main Street and proceed to 2nd set of lights to Foster Street. Worcester area office is at 359 Main Street at the corner of Main and Foster Streets.

From the East:

  • Take the mass pike to route 495 north to route 290 west. Take the east Central Street exit, #16.
  • Go right on east Central Street and continue straight through 4 sets of lights onto Main Street.
  • Go left on Main Street and proceed to 2nd set of lights to Foster Street. Worcester area office is at 359 Main Street at the corner of Main and Foster Streets.

From the South:

  • Take route 495 north to route 290 west.
  • Follow route 290 west to east Central Street, exit 16.
  • Go right on east Central Street and continue straight through 4 sets of lights onto Main Street.
  • Go left on Main Street and proceed to 2nd set of lights to Foster Street. Worcester area office is at 359 Main Street at the corner of Main and Foster Streets.


Parking: Worcester Common Outlets garage, across from the Centrum, is most likely to have parking space available. On Street HP parking is available on Main Street, Waldo Street, Norwich Street, and on Foster Street opposite Centrum.

 


This information is provided by the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.