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Community Compass

The Community Compass at Open Sky is a free, walk-in service, providing supports for successful re-entry for returning citizens after incarceration.

View the July Calendar Group Descriptions

What does the Community Compass have to offer?

  • Culturally inclusive Food and Nutrition supports to address immediate needs and build a foundation for long term food security.

  • Education support to pursue high school equivalency, college classes, or vocational training.

  • Employment services and skill training, to support access to job placement, internship programs, job training opportunities, volunteer work and career pathways.

  • Housing supports, including housing assessments, housing searches, skill building and connection to resources.

  • Assistance accessing Health Care and Addiction Treatment, both on-site and through referrals.

  • Quiet Spaces with Technology, conducive to interviewing, studying, tutoring, partaking in online courses, researching resources and personal enrichment.

  • Connections to Community Providers for additional services, supports and resources for you and your family.

  • Space to connect with Justice Supports.

  • Assistance with Setting Goals for personal and professional success.

  • Assistance obtaining Identification Cards and other documents.


Who can access the Community Compass?

The Community Compass will provide services to anyone with an incarceration history (Department of Corrections or House of Corrections) in Massachusetts, including those who were awaiting trial or a section 35 commitment at MASAC.

The Community Compass provides a judgement-free environment, staffed by people with lived experience. You are a person first and we are here to help you move beyond limitations you may perceive due to your history.

Services are free and no referral is needed.


Please note our new hours effective July 1, 2024

Monday: 9am - 5pm

Tuesday: 9am - 5pm

Wednesday: 11am - 5pm

Thursday: 9am - 5pm

Friday: 9am - 5pm


Contact Information

454 Grove Street, Worcester, MA 01605



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