WORCESTER — Abby’s House, the largest women’s shelter in Worcester, takes the stage to Mechanics Hall Friday night for its 40th anniversary celebration. The fundraiser will feature speakers, awards, a three-course dinner and music from the group Decades by DeZyne, which will cover tunes from the past four decades.
Abby’s House in Worcester was founded in 1976 as one of the first shelters for homeless women and children. In its 40-year history, it has helped more than 13,000 women reclaim and rebuild their lives. In addition to emergency shelter, Abby’s House provides 77 units of safe and affordable housing across four properties, as well as advocacy, education and support services to battered, homeless and low-income women.
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