Open Sky Community Services provides a range of innovative, specialized programming for young adults and transition-age youth. With a focus on evidence-based practices such as Peer Support and Supported Employment, our young adult and transition-age youth services help young adults to develop the skills and resiliency to achieve their life, educational and career goals, even during times of stress.
Services are offered in three categories:
Open Sky offers three specialized residential programs in Central Massachusetts designed for young adults and transition-age youth between the ages of 18 and 29 who are experiencing mental health challenges.
Supported Housing, Community Support and Peer Support
Open Sky offers programs in the Worcester and North County areas that provide supported housing, community and peer supports for young adults and transition-age youth with mental health challenges. These programs assist youth to achieve or maintain a high level of independence, and realize their life, employment and educational goals.
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 the Central Mass area. The program also provides mental health counseling, educational programming, Peer Leader training, referrals, advocacy, recreational activities and emergency supports including a food pantry. These services and activities combine to reduce risks and increase protective factors for vulnerable LGBTQIA+ youth during the Middle and High School years.