DROP- IN CENTER, T-TIME & SCHEDULE
Each Thursday from 6:30-9:00, Safe Homes hosts a Drop-In Center. Safe Homes provides dinner, social time, and the opportunity to discuss any concerns with our volunteer staff. The Drop-In Center is open to youth ages 14-23 and is free to all.
T-Time, a safe space for Trans* and gender non-conforming youth, is held on the first and third Thursdays of the month, from 5:30-6:30. T-Time is open to youth ages 14-23 who identify as trans*, genderqueer, bigender, agender, intersex, gender non-conforming or questioning.
The schedule for the weekly Drop-in Center meetings is:
6:30 p.m. Informal gathering, dinner, opportunities to talk with staff
7:00 p.m. Announcements and Introductions
7:15 p.m. Programming (varies)
8:00 p.m. Dessert, socialization, opportunities to talk with staff
9:00 p.m. Closing
Programming at the Drop-in differs each week, allowing youth to choose from a wide variety of speakers, activities, and presentations. For example, participants listen to presentations on dating violence prevention, learn yoga and relaxation, and prepare for the Safe Homes table at a Youth Pride festival, to name a few!
6 – LGBT Trivia with Krow / T-time
13 – Zen Zone with Mike
20 – Art Group with Simeon and Elton / T-time
27 – Jammin’ with Joss (Jam session/open mic prep)
4 - Open Mic with Sebastian / T-time
11 – LGBT ASL with Otto
18 - “The Surgery” with Elle and Rhys / Coming Out / T-time
25 – All about Safe Sex with Krow
5 - Participating in Activism Large and Small with Elle / T-time
8 – My Romantic and Sexual Orientations Don’t Match?! Discussion Group with Joss and Connor
15 – Pride Prep Jewelry Making / T-time
22 – Pride Prep Jewelry Making
29 – Job Interview Workshop with Connor 2/ Safe Schools & Legal Rights in School
Please Note: If Worcester Public Schools cancel school or call an early release on a Thursday because of Winter weather, Safe Homes will be closed that evening.