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April 12, 2024

2024 Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards

April 12, 2024
AC Hotel by Marriott, 125 Front Street, Worcester, MA

Save the date: April 12, 2024 @ AC Hotel by Marriott Worcester

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The annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards raises money for the Safe Homes program, an LGBTQIA+ drop-in serving youth ages 14-23 in Worcester, Fitchburg and online via Discord.

The People of Courage Awards honors passionate and dedicated individuals and businesses making a difference in the Central Massachusetts community.

This year's Gala will also recognize the milestone of 20 years since same-sex marriage was first legally recognized in Massachusetts. 

Questions about the Gala? Contact us at events@openskycs.org!


People of Courage Awardees

Community Champion Award / Charles O'Donnell

Innovative Business Award / Femme

People's Choice Award / Queer Youth Assemble

Social Justice Advocacy and Action Award / Chrissi Bates

Young Adult Award / Gabriella Diaz

Youth Award / Alice Cleghorn



We have officially closed online registration for the Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards.

If you didn’t get a chance to purchase a ticket but would still like to attend the event as a guest or volunteer, please email events@openskycs.org.


About Safe Homes

We are Safe Homes, a program supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) young people, and their straight allies, between the ages of 14 and 23. Safe Homes is a program of Open Sky Community Services, a human services agency headquartered in Worcester. Safe Homes is one of over 100 programs operated by Open Sky throughout Central Mass. Learn more at safehomesma.org

Questions? Email events@openskycs.org