After overcoming many obstacles, ground was broken this week for a new 13,000 sq. ft. triage and assessment center for the homeless at 25 Queen Street in Worcester. The new facility, run by the South Middlesex Opportunity Council, will provide “housing first” and individualized services to get homeless people back on track to self sufficiency and and into permanent housing.
“The triage center is the centerpiece in our continuing transformation of the single-adult homelessness response system in Worcester,” City Manager Michael O’Brien said. Its cost, including acquisition, is $3.2 million, he said.