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Safe Homes Gala

Thank you for joining us for the Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards on April 14, 2023.

This was our largest event ever with over 300 attendees!

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2024 date!


Congratulations to the People of Courage Awardees!
Watch their speeches here.

Inspiration & Innovation / Laura Marotta & Stacy Lord / Creative Hub Worcester

People's Choice / Sayon Barari

Volunteer / Jay Bry

Young Adult / Marvin Nuñez

Community Champion / Joshua Croke

Youth / Quinn Nimtz

Social Justice Advocacy and Action / Nativity School of Worcester


Thank you Veronica Jay for capturing this celebratory evening!

View the photo album here.


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


Thank you to everyone who joined us virtually in 2022. You can watch a recording of the 2022 Virtual Gala here.

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.

The group is led by youth peer leaders, professional staff, and volunteers who offer support, resources and opportunities for socialization in a safe and nurturing environment.

Safe Homes offers two locations, Safe Homes Worcester and Safe Homes North, located on the Fitchburg State University campus. During these uncertain times, we are hosting virtual Drop-ins to reach youth, no matter where they are located.