CHOPPED!Worcester 2018

CHOPPED!Worcester 2018

On 9.24.18 four chefs went in…

CHOPPED!Worcester 2108 Competitors 
(From left) Chris O’Harra, Rachel Coit, Robin Clark, & Bill Nemeroff

…one came out victorious! 

Congratulations Rachel Coit of Kummerspeck Restaurant & Deli!!

A huge thank you to ALL of our sponsors, donors, volunteers, chefs,  judges,  and guests!! This years CHOPPED!Worcester was an amazing success!!

Special shout out to Jane Busby- Thank you for ALL of your help we couldn’t have done it without you! Thanks Serina and the rest of the JI staff for helping out and supporting us. Thank you to the events staff at WPI especially Bill Battelle and Ali Reed -your help was invaluable! Thank you Dee Wells of Future Focus Media for all of our beautiful videos, pictures, advice, and smiles -JI loves you!!  Thank you Christopher Lange for coming to help us out with…whatever we needed! Thank you to Dan H., Mike R., Doug W., Larry F., Steve W., Robert S., AJ M., and Justin I. for all of your help in setting up and making sure our guests were fed!! 

Thank you to our panel of Judges for honoring us by being a part of CHOPPED!Worcester!!

Judges from left to right: Derek Gibbs, Mike Hsu of WAAF, Alina Eisenhauer, and Mike Arrastia of Hangover Pub

 Thank you to our MC’S for hosting a wonderful evening!!

MC’s: Jim Eber & Jay Powell

A round of applause for our musical guests Belit!!

Music by Belit

Finally Thank You to our Generous Sponsors and Supporters! As always -we cannot do what we do without you!

Foodie Level Sponsors: Cherie’s Soul Creations,  O’Connor Maloney & Co., Masterman’s Safety and Industrial  Supply,                                           The First Baptist Church of Worcester

Event supporters include: Acoustic Java, Adrienne Beaupre & Assoc. LLC, Barber’s Crossing, Birch Tree Bread Co., Blanchard’s 101 Diner, Boston Red Sox, Boundless Adventures, Belit, Bowlero Shrewsbury, deadhorse hill, Headshop Hair Factory, Cupcakes by C. dough, Fatima’s Café, Brownies by Jane Busby, The Hall at Patriot Place, Kummerspeck Restaurant & Deli, Livia’s Dish, Maddi’s Cookery & TapHouse, The Hangover Pub , Museum of Russian Icons, Music Worcester, Nu Café, Old Sturbridge Village, O’Connors Restaurant & Bar, Polar Beverages, Smokestack BBQ, Romaine’s Wood Grill, Southwick’s Zoo, Sylvia Murphy, Tower Hill Botanical Garden, Wachusett Mountain Ski Area, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester Bravehearts, Worcester Railers , Seed to Stem, The Sole Proprietor, and Zoinks, Guertin’s Graphics, Park Print, Future Focus Media, 

Sober Softball is in Full Swing!

Sober Softball is in Full Swing!

As many of you know, this spring, with the help of our sponsors, Jeremiah’s Inn has once again entered a team in the Worcester Co-Ed Sober Softball League!!

Here at Jeremiah’s we stress the importance of exercise and fun in recovery. We offer many opportunities for men to find alternative activities such as Bro-ga (Yoga), hiking, and team sports to help them heal and grow in their new recovery lifestyle.

Please come cheer us on if you are in the area, and if you would like to become a sponsor please contact:

Sponsored by: Masterman’s Safety and Industrial Supply, Tri State Truck Center, Inc., & Massachusetts AFL CIO

For more information, click here

CMHA 33rd Annual Walk for the Homeless

CMHA 33rd Annual Walk for the Homeless

Join us for the CMHA 33rd Annual Walk for the Homeless!

When: this Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 1:00 PM
Where: Elm Park, 284 Highland Street, Worcester, MA 01602

“The WALK for the Homeless is a long standing community event which unites people from all sectors to help those at risk of or currently experiencing homelessness. We do this by raising public awareness as well as raising much needed funds to move those in need beyond homelessness.

The WALK brings together adults, children, faith groups, students, and local businesses to help bring stability to families, individuals, and neighborhoods across Worcester County.

Every step walked and every dollar raised makes a difference in the lives of our neighbors. Please join and ask your friends and family to support you in this important fundraising event. No amount is too big or small and your participation is critical to our success.”

To register to walk, or to donate, click here!

36th Annual Meeting

36th Annual Meeting

This week, Jeremiah’s Inn held our 36th Annual Meeting of the Board of Directors. Hosted in the lovely Grace Conference Room at Clark University, it was an informative and educational evening for all in attendance.

Guests enjoyed presentations by our directorial staff: Janelle Wilson, Executive Director, Jeff Busby, Clinical Director, Dick Quinlan, Director of Operations, and Tracy Paul, Nutrition Center Coordinator, on all the changes and improvements at the Inn in 2017, as well as what’s next for Jeremiah’s in 2018. Our positive financial position was presented by our board Treasurer, Eugene Bouchard, and the Report of the Nominating Committee was presented by our board Vice President, Joseph Stiso.

We honored four recipients this year with our Golden Friends of Jeremiah’s awards: Community Harvest Project Inc., Doherty Memorial High School Food Drive Club, Pam’s Porch 5, and Rachel’s Table. We also heard inspiring stories from both a current resident and an alumni of our Social Model Recovery Program.

We thank everyone who came to support our Annual Meeting, as well as all of our volunteers, donors, board members and staff for all their incredible contributions to the Inn, and we look forward to the exciting changes ahead!

For a copy of our Annual Report or Financial Statement, or to be added to our mailing lists, please email:

MCPHS APhA-ASP 16th Annual Health Fair at Worcester City Hall Plaza

MCPHS APhA-ASP 16th Annual Health Fair at Worcester City Hall Plaza

Jeremiah’s Inn was once again invited to host a table this year at the 16th Annual MCPHS APhA-ASP Health Fair. Despite the chilly temperatures, we had a great time speaking with folks about what we do here at Jeremiah’s Inn, the services we have to offer, and about the food insecurity and substance abuse epidemics that are impacting our community. There were several other tables set up to talk about various other topics, such as nicotine dependence, high blood pressure, asthma and heart disease. We had a great time this year and look forward to next years event!


Papa Gino’s Fundraising Night!

Papa Gino’s Fundraising Night!

Papa Gino’s Community Fundraiser to Benefit Jeremiah’s Inn!
Jeremiah’s Inn will earn 20% of the Sales from our Families & Friends during this time!

Be sure to submit this certificate when ordering: Jeremiah’s Inn Fundraiser Flyer

Valid on Dine-In, Carry-out and Delivery!

When:   Thursday, April 26, 2018
Time:     4:00 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.
Where:  1241 Main Street, Worcester
Phone:   508-753-9340

  • Fundraiser orders are only valid with regular priced menu items and cannot be paired with coupons or deals.
  • Papa Gino’s will donate 20% of the total pre-tax sales from all the guests that present your flyer during the fundraiser.



Beta Theta Pi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Volunteers

Beta Theta Pi, Worcester Polytechnic Institute Volunteers

Over the weekend, we had the pleasure of hosting several volunteers from Beta Theta Pi – Worcester Polytechnic Institute!
15 young men helped out with cleaning our kitchen and picking up trash outside.
We are thankful for this generous support and look forward to working with these great volunteers in the future!

Doherty Memorial High School ‘Food Drive Club’ Students Delivered!

Doherty Memorial High School ‘Food Drive Club’ Students Delivered!

Each year, students and faculty from Doherty Memorial High School come by with a few pickup trucks or vans PACKED with food donations – all organized by the students of the ‘Food Drive Club.’
These incredible kids come together, sometimes meeting weekly from the beginning of the school year, to plan out and execute a massive, school-wide food drive to benefit the Jeremiah’s Inn Nutrition Center-Food Pantry. This year, they were able to deliver 6,252 non-perishable food items, as well as paper goods and toiletries.
We are humbled by the willingness of these amazing kids to go above and beyond, making a real difference in their community. They dedicate their free time, including some nights and weekends, organizing events that boost the donations to this drive. Because of these students and their tireless efforts, we now have about an additional 6,000lbs. of food to distribute to the clients of our Nutrition Center, 2/3 of whom are children themselves.
We cannot thank the students and faculty of Doherty enough for their generous service to the Inn!

Sponsor Our Sober Softball Team this Spring!

Sponsor Our Sober Softball Team this Spring!

Fun in Recovery

But we aren’t a glum lot. If newcomers could see no joy or fun in our existence, they wouldn’t want it. We absolutely insist on enjoying life. ~Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

Jeremiah’s Inn realizes the importance of finding ways to have fun in recovery. We encourage our residents to get involved in the local recovery community and participate in as many sober activities as they can. This spring, Jeremiah’s is once again entering a team in the Worcester Sober Softball League, but we need your help! There are many costs associated with this, from league fees to team shirts and equipment. We are looking for sponsors to help us offset some of these costs.

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of our team, and would like to donate, please contact for more information!

Help us show our residents that it is possible, and essential even, to have some fun in recovery!