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Gala & People of Courage Awards

Thank you for joining us for the Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards on April 14, 2023. This was our largest event ever with over 300 attendees!

Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2024 date!

The Lavender Club Monthly Giving Group

If you would like to support LGBTQIA+ youth year-round, consider joining the Lavender Club monthly giving group! By joining The Lavender Club and donating monthly to Safe Homes, you are affirming your support of queer youth and the future of LGBTQIA+ rights. 

Sign up and receive special membership gifts and perks!

Join the Lavender Club


Congratulations to the People of Courage Awardees!
Watch their speeches here.

Inspiration & Innovation / Laura Marotta & Stacy Lord / Creative Hub Worcester
People's Choice / Sayon Barari
Volunteer / Jay Bry
Young Adult / Marvin Nuñez
Community Champion / Joshua Croke
Youth / Quinn Nimtz
Social Justice Advocacy and Action / Nativity School of Worcester

Nominations for the 2024 People of Courage Awards is opening SOON!


Thank you Veronica Jay for capturing this celebratory evening!

View the Photo Album


Questions about the Gala? Contact us at safehomesgala@openskycs.org!


As of April 6 2023


Thank you to everyone who joined us virtually in 2022. You can watch a recording of the 2022 Virtual Gala here.