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Our Mission: 

Safe Homes strives to offer support to diverse communities throughout Central Massachusetts. To maintain our values, we follow five Core Values; community, education, engagement, excitement, and activism. These five themes help us in supporting our mission to provide a safe and supportive space for LGBTQIA+ youth and develop a community that is both nurtured and empowered.

Our Core Values: 

  • Community

    • Safe Homes strives to build a safe and welcoming community, where people are supported and accepted. We consider and actively listen to the ideas and opinions other than one’s personal beliefs, identity, and background. Safe Homes strongly welcomes diversity. We are committed to being an ally to BIPOC, gender diverse, sexually diverse, disabled, and religious communities. We also strive to make the larger Central Massachusetts community more welcoming and safe by providing training to outside community groups free of charge (see link here for training calendar and signup form).

  • Education

    • Safe Homes recognizes that every person has a unique educational journey regarding identities such as race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, etc. We strive to create a safe and supportive learning environment that uses queer liberation and activism to support people on their educational journeys. Making mistakes is part of education, and we aim to help each person broaden their knowledge and find safety in asking for support.

  • Engagement

    • Safe Homes is proud to stand with many other organizations throughout Massachusetts on our collective mission to support LGBTQIA+ people. By partnering with others, we are able to bring our core values to spaces across the state and raise awareness of the many challenges LGBTQIA+ youth face. We have a monthly newsletter, various social media platforms you can find *here*, and a community Discord server.

  • Excitement

    • Safe Homes is a community designed to allow youth and young adults access to fun, freedom, and self expression. We host three weekly drop-ins, (North, Worcester, and virtual) that are filled with enriching, educational and fun activities.

  • Activism

    • Safe Homes aspires to be a present and active member in local activism and community events. We at Safe Homes partner with many local organizations to promote and direct change for the social and political reform of the challenges people in the LGBTQIA+ community face.