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Community Healthlink, Inc.

Community Healthlink’s Homeless Outreach and Advocacy Project (HOAP) provides direct services to individuals who are homeless. Services include an array of outpatient primary care and urgent care, behavioral health-indiviudal and group mental health and addiction treatment, psychopharmacology, case management services-assistance with applications for: health and financial benefits, housing, referral to detox and recovery programs, etc., access to emergency assessment for homeless crisis, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.


HOAP operates a primary clinic site at 72 Jaques Ave. and also operates clinics at PIP emergency shelter, St. John’s Church-Soup Kitchen, and Oasis program. HOAP subcontracts services for families through Family Health Center in Worcester. HOAP also subcontracts services at Great Brook Valley.

Dental services are provided via contract agreement at Family Health and Great Brook Valley. Basic Needs, Behavioral Health Care Services, Blood Pressure Monitoring, Cancer Screening, Case Management/Social Services, Chronic Bronchitis/Emphysema, Contraceptives (issued w/counseling), Dental Care, Diabetes Testing/Care, Domestic Violence Shelter/Services, Family Planning, Flu Vaccinations, Gynecology, Health/Nutritional Education, Hepatitis C screening/treatment, HIV/AIDS screening/education, Immunizations, Labs, Medical Respite Care, Medications/Prescription, Mental Health Counseling, Multidisciplinary Health Teams, Outreach, Pharmacy, Primary Health Care, Referrals for Specialty Care, Services in Supportive Housing, Sexual Abuse Support Services, Smoking Cessation, Substance Abuse Treatment, Trauma, TB screening/education, Treatment of Acute Illness, Treatment of Chronic Illness, Urgent Care, Well Child Check-ups


Family Health Center; Great Brook Valley; People In Peril Shelter; Abby’s Shelter for Women; Rachel’s Table-emergency food


Estimated homeless population: 3,650

Patients served: 3,398


Family Health Center of Worcester 

26 Queen Street Worcester, MA 01610

Contact: Frances Anthes

Phone: (508) 860-7700 Fax: (508) 860-7990

Great Brook Valley Health Center  19 Tacoma Street Worcester, MA 01605 

Contact: Zoila Torres Feldman 

Phone: (508) 852-1805  Fax: (508) 853-8593

The Worcester People in Peril Shelter 

25 Queen Street Worcester, MA 01610

Contact: David McCloskey 

Phone: (508) 757-0103  Fax: (508) 753-2271

General Info


Nicole M. Gagne

Medical Director

Erik Garcia

UDS Number


Contact Info

Phone Number

(508) 860-1057






Physical Address

162 Chandler St.
Worcester, MA 01610

Mailing Address

72 Jaques Avenue
Worcester, MA 01610-2480

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