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, June 1 - Unicorn/ Key Concepts Mike and Kristina/ T-Time

Thursday, June 8th - Speed Friending                                 

Thursday, June 15th - Sex Ed/ Open Discussion / T-Time                                 

Thursday, June 22nd - Liam Activity / Queer Theology

Thursday, June 29th - Open Mic Night

Thursday, July 6th - Healthy Relationships with Becky / T-Time                            

Thursday, July 13th - Self Soothing with Stephanie and Sebastian

Thursday, July 20th - AbbVie Activity TBA/ T-Time / All About Gender                                

Thursday, July 27th - Friends and Family Pot Luck Dinner


Thursday, August 3rd - T-Time/ Health Care Advocacy                              

Thursday, August 10th  - Coming Out Night / Free Night

Thursday, August 17th  - Queer History Alejandro and Selena / T-Time                       

Thursday, August 24th  - Aliana TBA / Safe Schools


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.