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Oscar Oliveira Soens (He/Him/His) - Program Director

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Otto Ruderman (They/Them) - Program Coordinator

[Image Description: photo of Safe Homes' Lead Peer, Otto Ruderman, a white, queer, nonbinary person. They are wearing a brown shirt and glasses. They have several piercings on their nose, lips and ears.]

Otto is the Lead Peer at Safe Homes. A recent college grad, they studied Psychology to further their knowledge and skills in supporting the mental health of young adults. Otto has been regularly attending Safe Homes since 2016, and was a peer leader for three years prior to their current role. Otto also manages Safe Homes' Transgender Resource Center, which is a vital space for trans and non-conforming youth to gain support and access to gender-affirming supplies. In Otto's free time, they enjoy baking, crocheting and listening to music. 




Maxwell Farrell (He/Him) - Peer Leader

[Image Description: Maxwell, Safe Homes Peer Leader, is smiling at the camera. He has glasses and shoulder length brown hair.Maxwell is currently a college student and is majoring in Psychology. He hopes to work in the field of mental health, particularly in a role involving the LGBTQIA+ community, in the future. Maxwell has been attending Safe Homes since 2018, and has been working as a Peer Leader since 2020. He spends his free time making art, baking, and spending time with his pets.




Alice Cleghorn (She/Her) - Peer Leader

Alice is serving with Safe Homes for 2022-2023 as a Commonwealth Corps Intern. She is passionate   about giving back to her community, in the same way Safe Homes was there for her years ago when she would attend as a youth. Alice hopes to apply her newfound knowledge and skills from working with LGBTQIA+ individuals to the field of STEM, in efforts to combat misrepresentation and discrimination of marginalized peoples in the science community. Apart from Safe Homes, Alice enjoys all things art related, such as electric guitar, drawing, singing, and crafting.