President & Chairman Statement

March 15, 2020

Dear CENTRO clients and stake-holders:

While much is being reported about the current healthcare threat called coronavirus, or COVID–19, we wish to offer clear, timely and accurate information to our clients and stakeholders on the actions CENTRO is taking. We especially wish to convey to our clients that our services will continue, within the guidelines now permitted by officials. A number of our programs will be modified, with our employees delivering client services with selective visits, through phone and video calls to check in on our clients, provide support, counseling and other assistance. CENTRO will be continually providing updated information on our website and Facebook page regarding our hours of operation and service delivery methods during the next two (2) weeks as we operate in a modified fashion.

Additionally, CENTRO’s Chief Operating Officer is leading a COVID-19 Response Team that is actively responding to this evolving international challenge, and I will be sharing with you the actions taken by federal, state and municipal healthcare professionals and government officials, through social media. Further, by way of this message, we also wish to reassure our employees and our clients that we are working hard to do what is in the best interest of our community and the world-wide effort to combat this pandemic.

We thank you for your continued support, cooperation and understanding during these unprecedented times.


Juan A. Gomez, MPA, CENTRO President & CEO

Richard J. Rafferty, Esq., CENTRO Chairman

Current Services Offered

Food Pantry

The food pantry remains open with limited hours

  • Worcester, 11 Sycamore St – Mondays & Wednesdays from 9:00am – 1:oopm
  • Great Brook, 176 Tacoma Street – Tuesdays from 8:30am – 1:00pm

All other services are being offered by appointment, please call (508) 798-1900 to secure an appointment.