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!
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.
Thursday, September 14 - Queer History
Thursday, September 21 - Safe Schools/ T-Time
Thursday, September 28 - Coming Out/Open Discussion
Thursday, October 5 - Zen Zone with Mike/ T-Time
Thursday, October 12 - HIV Awareness with Jesse
Thursday, October 19 - Lip Sync Battle/ T-Time
Thursday, October 26 - Halloween Dance
Thursday, November 2 - Using Informed Language, Part 1/ T-Time
Thursday, November 9 - Queer Seniors Panel
Thursday, November 16 - Thanksgiving Dinner/ T-Time
Thursday, November 24 - CLOSED. Happy Thanksgiving!
Thursday, November 30 - Sex Ed, STIs
All programs are overseen by the peer leaders, adult staff, and the program manager. If you have an idea for a Safe Homes program, please contact us.