Worcester considering migrant ‘welcome center’ after two open in Allston, Quincy

By Chris Van Buskirk – Boston Herald

Workers remove snow from an ice skating rink near Worcester City Hall, in Worcester on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. (Steven Senne/Associated Press)

A top official in Worcester said the city is considering opening a “welcome center” akin to the two the Healey administration stood up in Allston and Quincy to deal with an influx of migrants from other countries who have arrived in Massachusetts.

State officials have used the welcome centers to serve as an entry point for migrants and displaced families to the state’s shelter system and basic services. The welcome center in Allston is run by the Brazilian Worker Center and the one in Quincy is housed at Eastern Nazarene College.

Worcester City Manager Eric Batista first said the city was talking with state officials to create a local welcome center on the radio show Talk of the Commonwealth.

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Source – Boston Herald

Published August 18, 2023

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