Renn Duffey (They/Them) - Director of Safe Homes
Renn is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst where they received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a minor in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. Throughout college, they focused on early-childhood and adolescent development, with a particular interest in assisting youth through various mental health and identity concerns. They were a teacher’s assistant for two years in an LGBT psychology seminar, where they received an Outstanding Teacher’s Assistant Award for their implementation of self-developed workshops on various issues affecting the mental health of LGBTQIA+ individuals. As a teenager, Renn attended Safe Homes Worcester and was a Peer Leader for two years. Being a part of Safe Homes taught Renn vital lessons about inclusivity and fighting for your beliefs, and the lessons they learned there have inspired them ever since. They hope to bring the same empathy, hard-work, and sense of belonging to Safe Homes that was given to them as a teenager and can’t wait to see how the program grows!
Sayoni Barari (She/Her, They/Them) - Commonwealth Corps Service Member
Sayoni is a Commonwealth Service Member and Intern with the Safe Homes North program. They are currently a college student pursuing a degree in Health and Behavioral Sciences, and hope to work in LGBTQIA+ healthcare upon graduation. In their free time, they enjoy painting, playing guitar and playing video games.
Tyler Pender (He/Him/His) - Commonwealth Corps Service Member
Tyler is a Commonwealth Corps Service Member and Intern with the Safe Homes North program. Recently certified in Health and Human Services, Tyler is excited to start exploring service work with Safe Homes. In his free time, he can be found streaming on Twitch, hanging with his three cats, or working on his horror novel.