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Annette Rafferty's 85th Birthday Book!


Imagine having nowhere to go; nowhere to sleep, eat or shower. Now, imagine having to take care of children too. Where would you go?


Abby’s House is Worcester’s largest provider of affordable housing specifically designed to meet the needs of women and children.


We all need support to get through the tough times in our lives. At Abby's, having a personal Advocate makes a world of difference to the women we serve. 

In January, we received an endowment of $100,000, which will make a world of difference to the homeless women & children we serve! If you'd like to consider leaving a gift to Abby's in your estate, please visit the planned giving section of on our website!

Our Mission

Since 1976, Abby Kelley Foster House, Inc. (Abby’s House) has provided more than 11,500 homeless women and children with a safe place to stay, regroup, and rebuild. Abby’s House was one of the first shelters for women, with or without children, in the U.S. At present, it is one of two family shelters in the area that does not require its guests to be on welfare. With 78 units, Abby’s House is the largest provider of affordable housing in Worcester designed to meet the needs of women and children.

Things We Need

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Abby's House!


Peanut butter
Keurig coffee pods
Laundry detergent
Toilet paper
Paper towels
Paper cups
Plastic cutlery
Dish detergent
Bottled water
Cutting boards
Contractor trash bags
Aluminum foil
New counter top microwaves
Twin mattress pads