Blackstone Valley: National Heritage CorridorBlackstone River CoalitionBlackstone Valley Institute / RI Tourism Council /

 BV Chamber (Ma) / Northern RI Chamber of Commerce

Massachusetts Citizens Guide  / Town by Town Helpful Phone #s 

FIRST CALL is a referral agency funded by the United Way. It has the most comprehensive referral system for this region. In almost all cases, look here first for local phone numbers for your specific need. 

Emergency Management: American Red Cross / Mass Emergency Mgmt Agency

Prevention/Crisis:

Alcohol/Drug - Battered Women - Child Abuse - Disabled Abuse - Elder Abuse - Mental Health - Missing Persons - Personal Crisis - Problem Pregnancy - RapeSamaritans - Varied Local Resources

Business & Economic Development

Business Assistance/ Economic Development - WBDC - SBA, etc. - Better Business Bureau - Massachusetts Chambers of Commerce Blackstone Valley Chamber - Corporations/ International/Exports 

Children's Services:

Adoption - Adoption Agencies - Adoption Records - Big Brother/Big Sister - Child Care Connection - Child Welfare - Human Services  - State Children's Services

Consumer Issues:

Automobiles / RMV - Banks / Credit Unions - Better Business Bureau - Cable TV - Charter Cable - Citizen ServicesConsumer Affairs Protection - Consumer Protection (Attorney General / Consumer Rights) - Credit and Debt - EducationFarmers Markets - Healthcare Facilities - Healthcare Quality - Insurance - Licensing Boards / Medicine Board - Mail Fraud - Moving - Nursing or Rest Homes - Product Safety Recalls - Securities - Towing - Utilities Complaint - Vital RecordsLocal Products - Business Services - Professional Services - Top 10 Consumer Issues 

Similar to the First Call Referral Services above, this link provides you with the most comprehensive list of services available to disabled, aged, ill or otherwise in need of services.

Disabled Services:

Association of the Blind - Commission for the Blind - Seven Hills - Info Center for Persons with Disabilities - MA Rehab Commission - Office of Handicapped Affairs - Peak Rehab Group - VISION Foundation - WAARC - Other Local resources

Discrimination:

MA Commission Against Discrimination - Worcester Human Rights Commission - ACLU

Elderly Services:

 Central Mass Agency on Aging - ElderWeb - State's Elder Affairs  - Medicare - Nursing or Rest Homes Complaints - Ombudsman - Regional Links - Social Security - AARP - Local Senior Centers

Education / Employment:

Mass Dept of Education - Mass Dept of Employment - School n Career

Energy:

Executive Office of Energy Resources - Reduced Fuel (SMOC) - ComGas - Mass Electric

Government:

The White House - The CIA - Congress - U.S. Customs - Drug Enforcement Administration - The FBI - IRS
The Library of Congress - National Atlas of the United States - US Senate - US Geological Survey - USDA Food Safety and Inspection - State Government - Massachusetts State Page -Mass DOR Division of Local Services - Massachusetts Municipal Association - Massachusetts Travel & Tourism - Massachusetts Bicycle Coalition includes Mass Bike Safety Laws - Massachusetts Chambers of Commerce - MORE

Worcester -
Blackstone - Douglas - Grafton - Hopedale - Mendon - Millbury - Millville - Northbridge - Sutton - Upton - Uxbridge    Also- Milford Organizations and Resources

Health / Mental Health:

AIDS - Alcohol - Alliance for Mentally Ill - Battered Women  - Cancer Info - Catholic Charities - DMR - Hospice -  Jewish Family Services - Jewish Home for Aged -  Lead Poisoning - Medicare - Medicaid - Ma Dental Society - Ma Medical Society - Ma Psychiatric Society - Ma Psychological Assoc - Natl Kidney Foundation - Smoking Cessation - Public Health - Valley Adult Counseling in Milford - Venereal Diseases - Visting Nurses Association - Worc District Medical Society  - Local Professional Services - Federal Programs - Federal News and Studies

Housing:

Habitat for Humanity - Housing Info Center - Rural Housing Improvement - Worcester Housing Court - Dept of Housing and Community Dev - HUD - Local Real Estate

Information and Referrals:

Citizen Info - Ma Gov - Parent Line - Fed Info center - First Call - League of Women Voters

Legal Services:

Worc County Bar - Ma Bar Assoc - Legal Aid - Ma Atty General - Local Attorneys

Planning:

Central Mass Regional Planning

Taxes:

Ma-DOR - IRS - Local Accountants

Veteran's Services

VA - State Veteran Affairs - Local Veteran Resources

Welfare

Medicaid - DSS - Food Stamps

                                                    Other Consumer Resources