COVID-19 Updates

Response to COVID-19/Emergency Fund

Our high-risk young people are now more vulnerable than ever to poverty, trauma, and isolation. As an essential service, Roca is now delivering outreach and providing food and monetary support – all in compliance with strict social distancing guidelines – for 1,000 young people, and often their children, in 21 communities across Massachusetts and in Baltimore, Maryland.

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High-Risk Young Men Program

Roca helps young men leave streets and gangs and go to work

High-Risk Young Mothers Program

Roca helps young mothers get out of violence, go to work and care for their children


Seen@ Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce 2020 Shining Stars Awards

March 12, 2020

The stars were aligned for the 35th anniversary Shining Stars Awards Gala at the Castle of Knights on Friday, March 6 with more than 250 in attendance…

FROM: MassLive

Chicopee Chamber to honor Shining Stars

March 3, 2020

The Greater Chicopee Chamber of Commerce will pay tribute to four recipients of the prestigious Shining Stars Awards on March 6…

FROM: The Republican

Residents in SE Baltimore learn more about juvenile justice system, ways to help youth

December 18, 2019

In southeast Baltimore, residents are learning about the juvenile justice system and what is being done to stop young people from committing crimes…


This anti-violence program relentlessly courts at-risk youth. It’s off to a ‘remarkable start’ in Baltimore.

December 9, 2019

Antione Tates was suspicious of a white man who kept showing up at his West Baltimore home, fearing he was a police officer or a probation agent. His mother pleaded with him to call the phone number left at the door…

FROM: The Washington Post



Young Men Program, Springfield


Young Men Program, Springfield


Young Men Program, Chelsea


Young Mothers Program, Chelsea


Young Men Program, Springfield


Young Mothers Program, Chelsea



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