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, December 7th - Sex Ed / Relaxation Station / T-time

Thursday, December 14th - Lip Sync / Coming Out

Thursday, December 21st - Holiday Party / t-Time

Thursday, December 28th - Movie / Relaxation Station



Thursday, January 4th - Time Capsule / T-time/ Relaxation “ “

Thursday, January 11th - Radical Acceptance / Racism Discussion

Thursday, January 18th - Traffic Stop Safety / Step Into the Circle / T-time

Thursday, January 25th - Job Interview Skills / Open Discussion



Thursday, February 1st - Using Informed Language / Adam & Steve / T-Time

Thursday, February 8th - Valentine Hearts / Gym

Thursday, February 15th - TAB Training / Comic Book Culture / t-Time

Thursday, February 22nd - Group Discussion about Group Discussions / Relaxation Station

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.