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Mission & Values

Our Mission

At the Winchendon CAC, we foster an inclusive environment through Building Community, Working Together, and Changing Lives.

We meet all people with compassion and respect, ensuring the essential needs of every family and individual are met and supporting them to define and meet their goals.

We are dedicated to building a collaborative network of community members and partners to enhance the well-being of our community, envisioning a Winchendon where every individual has the opportunity and tools to thrive.

Helping Hands

Our Values


“When one of us rises, we all rise” - Rupi Kaur. We value the collective impact that each person has on our overall community. Whether you are using the food pantry, volunteering, or making a donation, every single person who works to improve their own life or the lives of others has a positive impact on the overall health and wellbeing of our entire community.


Connection & Belonging 

We strive to create a unified community where everyone feels included, respected, and supported for who they are. We treat everyone we serve with respect and dignity.



It takes a village to survive and thrive. We work together, side-by-side with residents, youth and our community partners, empowering each other to be active creators of the change we hope for.



A trusting relationship is the foundation of any success. We work hard to build and maintain authentic relationships with our members and being responsive to community-defined needs. We uphold mutual accountability and transparency with our members and community partners.


Hope/Continued Change/Growth/Learning

We meet people where they are and work together towards long-term equitable solutions. We tap into our local strengths and knowledge, challenging one another to learn, and inspire our community for what the possibilities could be.

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