Governance Council on Children, Youth & Families

Collage of Logos for Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester, Worcester Youth Violence Prevention Initiative, and Together for Kids Coalition

The Governance Council on Children, Youth and Families vision is to create equitable policies and systems that work together to promote health, safety, healing and social emotional wellbeing for children, youth and families in Worcester.

Our mission is to leverage our collective power to achieve equity from the start and through childhood, adolescence and adulthood in Worcester through policy, advocacy, funding and strategic decision making.

Who We Are

  • Mayor Joseph Petty & City Manager Eric D. Batista
  • Leah Maroney, City of Worcester Health & Human Services

City Leadership:

  • Commissioner of Health & Human Services
  • Commissioner of Public Works
  • Fire Chief
  • Interim Police Chief
  • Superintendent of Public Schools
  • Worcester Housing Authority

Regional/State Leadership:

  • Chief of Juvenile Probation
  • Clerk Magistrate
  • DCF Central Regional Director
  • Worcester District Attorney
  • Clark University
  • City Manager's Office
  • Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester
  • Division of Youth Opportunities
  • Together for Kids Coalition
  • Worcester DA's Office
  • Worcester Division of Public Health
  • Worcester Police Department
  • Worcester Public Schools
  • Worcester Youth Violence Prevention Initiative

Our Coalitions

Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester Logo
Coalition for a Healthy Greater Worcester
Mission is to promote the shared learning, reflection and broad engagement that improves community decision-making, health and well-being for residents of Greater Worcester.
Together for Kids Coalition Logo
Together for Kids Coalition
At ages one, three and five, every Worcester child thrives! Collective mission is to promote the social-emotional well-being and general health of young children (prenatal through eight) and families in Worcester.
Worcester Youth Violence Prevention Initiative Logo
Worcester Youth Violence Prevention Initiative
The Worcester Youth Violence Prevention Initiative was founded in 2015 on the mission to reduce youth violence in the City of Worcester by eliminating structural violence and promoting trust, safety, healing and opportunities for Worcester's most under resourced youth and families.

Additional Information

For more information or for questions, please contact:

Leah Maroney
Manager of Community Initiatives
508-799-8486 x31327

Contact Information

Youth Opportunities
128 Providence Street, Room 322
Worcester, MA 01604

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Phone: 508-799-1328
Fax: 508-799-8572
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8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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