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Thank you for joining us on April 12, 2024 at the AC Hotel by Marriot Worcester! Stay tuned for the 2025 date.

The annual Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards raises money for the Safe Homes program, an LGBTQIA+ drop-in serving youth ages 14-23 in Worcester, Fitchburg and online via Discord.

The People of Courage Awards honors passionate and dedicated individuals and businesses making a difference in the Central Massachusetts community.

The 2024 Gala recognized the milestone of 20 years since same-sex marriage was first legally recognized in Massachusetts. 

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


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People of Courage Awardees

Community Champion Award / Charles O'Donnell

Innovative Business Award / Femme

People's Choice Award / Queer Youth Assemble

Social Justice Advocacy and Action Award / Chrissi Bates

Young Adult Award / Gabriella Diaz

Youth Award / Alice Cleghorn


Get notified when 2025 nominations open

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsors 401k.Quote  A.I.M. Mutual Insurance Company  Arbor Associates  FMC Ice Sports  Webster Five  Silver Sponsors AAFCPAs  Gilbane Building Company  Reliant Foundation  Saint-Gobain  Seven Hills Foundation & Affiliates  Venture Community Services  Bronze Country Bank  Fitchburg State University  Genoa Healthcare  LUK, Inc.  Pathways for Change  Point 32 Foundation  UMass Chan Medical School

Still thinking about how much fun we had in 2023?

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