North Quabbin Patch

North Quabbin PatchNorth Quabbin Patch, a program of Valuing Our Children, is located at 423 Main Street in Athol, Massachusetts.  Patch is not an acronym but a place that means neighborhood.  The program opened its doors in 1999, the product of collaboration between Valuing Our Children, the North Quabbin Community Coalition, the Department of Children and Families, the Department of Youth Services, other area service providers, and local residents.

The focus of the program has been to help develop and understand family centered and strength based practice as well as support and enhance continued collaborations among families and providers. 
In addition, the program has worked to support the availability of services that have been difficult for families to access.


There are multiple services operating out of 423 Main Street Office: 

  • Valuing Our Children
        Family Advocate
        Family Support Worker
  • Department of Children and Families
  • Montachusetts Opportunity Council Community Partnership
  • REACH Early Intervention Services
  • Department of Youth Services

Mass Rehab, Community Legal Aid, New England Farm Workers and others use the facility on an as needed basis.

The North Quabbin Patch is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Call 978-249-5070 for more information.