Renn Duffey (they/them) - Program coordinator
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 LGBT individuals. As a teenager, Renn attended Safe Homes Worcester and was a Peer Leader for two years through the program. 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 North that was given to them as a teenager and can’t wait to see how the program grows!
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.