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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
Frances Anthes
(508) 860-7700
(508) 860-7990
Great Brook Valley Health Center 
19 Tacoma Street Worcester, MA 01605 
Zoila Torres Feldman 
(508) 852-1805 
(508) 853-8593

The Worcester People in Peril Shelter 

25 Queen Street Worcester, MA 01610
David McCloskey 
(508) 757-0103 
(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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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U30CS09746, a National Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement for $1,625,741, with 0% match from nongovernmental sources. This information or content and conclusions are those of the authors and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.

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PO Box 60427 | Nashville, TN 37206 | (615) 226-2292 
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