Welcome to Center for Living & Working

Center for Living & Working services are available to anyone with a disability.
We can help you determine how CLW can be of assistance, or refer you to someone who can.
If you have any questions, just give us a call. 508-798-0350


Housing Workshop

Center for Living & Working holds a workshop twice a month to educate consumers about their housing options. This two hour workshop will provide a brief overview of eligibility for subsidized/accessible housing, private housing, review housing search, application process, and services offered by CLW.

Join us at:  Center for Living & Working,  484 Main Street, Suite 470, Worcester, MA, from 1 pm to 3 pm – the first and last Wednesday of every month

Space is limited. Please call Monica Polanco at 508-755-1896 to reserve a seat, if you need an accommodation such as an ASL interpreter or an electronic format presentation please email opsearch@centerlw.org


Accessible Martial Arts Program

The Accessible Martial Arts Program is for people with and without disabilities who want to learn and practice self-defense, stretching, exercise, and relaxation techniques. The pilot program will start in October and the classes will be held once a month. The classes will be held at the YWCA and will run for an hour.

Only a limited number of individuals will be accepted for the pilot program.  Please click here for more information.  

Please contact Mike Kennedy at 508-755-1401 or mkennedy@centerlw.org if you have any questions.



Come smassmatch-pichare refreshments and ideas!

MassMATCH is convening one-hour focus groups (with food!) to brainstorm an exciting grant opportunity from
the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation. Persons with paralysis, friends and family members, providers of services, therapists and program administrators…

We need your input!

Reeve will fund assistive technology and/or services to persons with paralysis. The project must target the underserved and increase independence and/or community inclusion. Who is having trouble accessing technology? What innovative ideas or equipment might we fund? Brainstorm with us!

In Central Mass:

Tuesday, September 27th 2016,  2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Center for Living and Working, 484 Main Street, Suite 345, Worcester, MA 01608
Note: this location is barrier free
RSVP to Michael Kennedy
(508) 755-1401


REV UP is a national program to get more people with disabilities to vote.  For more information, please contact Mike Kennedy at mkennedy@centerlw.org or 508logo revup-755-1401.  Visit the Massachusetts Chapter online: revupma.org



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Independent Living Services

Center for Living & Working, Inc. helps people with disabilities learn to live more independently. Independent Living Specialists provide one-to-one services to individuals in their homes throughout Central Massachusetts

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Deaf & Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services

CLW’s Deaf and Hard of Hearing Independent Living Services (DHILS) include a variety of services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing consumers. We accept referrals from other agencies or individuals may self-refer by visiting or calling our offices.

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Personal Care Management

Every year CLW serves over 1,000 people in Central Massachusetts who have Medicaid insuarance and need the help of a Personal Care Attendant (PCA). As an Independent Living Center, we are committed to assuring that those we serve have complete control in managing their own personal care.

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Other Services

Center for Living & Working services are available to anyone with a disability. If you have any questions, just give us a call – we can help you determine how CLW can be of assistance, or refer you to someone who can.

  • ADRC
  • ADA Consulting
  • Specialized Technical Equipment
ADRC is part of a statewide initiative dedicated to giving people information to make informed decisions about where they want to live and receive services.
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Individuals with disabilities are guaranteed equal opportunity through the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) which mandates accessibility of programs and facilities in every city and town, big and small.
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Are you, a family member or friend a person who is Deaf or hard of Hearing? Does your business or organization need to purchase technology for employees or residents with hearing loss?

CLW can help!
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