All youth have opportunities to plan and facilitate opportunities of their own ideas and to become peer leaders. Peer Leaders are a vital part of Safe Homes. Click here to meet our Peer Leaders!
The role of a Peer Leader includes:
Ambassadors for the community
Conduct Safe Homes activities.
Meet weekly to discuss activities and to identify key themes/problems they feel the Drop-In Center should address.
Develop and plan the Safe Homes quarterly schedule
Provide peer support to other youth at the drop in center
Receive extensive trainings and certifications
Conduct trainings and presentations for community youth workers and educators
Noah is a Peer Leader for Safe Homes and has been attending the program for about three years. He enjoys drawing and the game Minecraft.
Otto is currently a peer leader at Safe Homes and has been attending the drop-in regularly since 2016. He is studying Psychology and English in college; they hope to be an LGBTQ+ affirmative therapist someday. In his free time, they enjoy baking, collecting Sanrio toys, and playing Minecraft!
Elle/Milla (Genderfluid pronouns)
Elle has been a member of Safe Homes for over three years. She originally came to the program in dire need. Since then he has grown tremendously, giving back to the community that helped them so much. They are an avid problem-solver and love storytelling.