EDCI Community Healthcare Network

Coats for Kids

and distribution of health related educational materials, organizing seminars on HIV/AIDS, nutrition, cholesterol and other health related topics.

EDCI also provides information and assists clients on obtaining health insurance and refers clients to appropriate health clinics, hospitals and other agencies.

Looking for a fun, casual way to meet your neighbors? We want to see you at the next First Thursday Community Dinner! First Thursdays are a great way to connect with other residents of Green Island and learn more about community programs.  Talking about what is going on in the community over a meal allows residents to strengthen and expand their social networks.

EDCI's Senior & Elderly Program offers educational, recreational, and social activities for clients over age 55. Activities include language classes, citizenship education, field trips to museums, parks and cultural institutions, health education workshops, and social gatherings.


An ABAWD is an Able-Bodied Adult without Dependents.

As of January 1, 2016, all nonexempt ABAWD's between the ages of 18 and 50 will be required to meet the ABAWD Work Program requirement in order to be eligible for Supplemental Nutrition

Senior and Elderly Services

register .The program is seeking donations of gently used gloves and mittens, hats and winter boots of all sizes and for all ages. 

First Thursdays

New England winters are cold. The EDCI Coats for Kids Program  provides  winter coats and other winter clothing to families in the Green Island community. The Wednesday following Thanksgiving, families and individuals can access gently used winter coats and other winter items  – watch this website and our Facebook page for announcement of when to

Operation Christmas distributes toys to parents of children from birth to 12 years of age to be given as gifts at Christmas.

Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for more than 3 months during a 36-month period.

The Ethiopian Dream Center helps SNAP participants meet the ABAWD Work Program requirement and remain eligible for SNAP benefits by hosting SNAP Community Service Program volunteers.

By volunteering, an ABAWD gains valuable work experience, develops new skills that will help him or her transition to employment, and is given an opportunity to improve self-esteem, while serving the community.

Operation Christmas

ABAWD Work Program

Career counseling and training is provided to clients seeking employment assistance. Our focus is to assist clients to learn and gain the skills necessary to join the workforce. This is accomplished through counseling, job readiness training, resume writing, job search and interview skills assistance, job placement and referral.

EDCI is committed to improving the health of all Worcesterites by increasing access to healthcare. The Center provides important health information to the community through collaboration with other organizations. EDCI’s Community Healthcare Network gives emphasis on awareness creation and prevention education. This is accomplished through organizing health fairs, translation

Career Counseling