The Safe Homes Program for LGBTQIA+ Youth
Safe Homes provides a weekly educational and social support Drop-In center for LGBTQIA+ youth and their allies – the only such drop-in program in Central Massachusetts. The program also provides free mental health counseling, educational programming, Peer Leader training, referrals, advocacy, recreational activities and emergency supports including a food pantry and gender affirming supplies. These services and activities combine to reduce risks and increase protective factors for vulnerable LGBTQIA+ youth during the Middle and High School years.
The PLACE for Empowerment
The PLACE for Empowerment is a space for young adults ages 16-22 who may be struggling with mental health, substance use, trauma or feeling disconnected. The center is free for youth and funded by the Department of Mental Health.
The PLACE is born out of the peer movement that believes we must all guide our own journey to healing. We are committed to the belief that communal support can be helpful throughout that journey. The program serves as a youth and young adult resource center to provide access to community supports.