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April 12, 2024, AC Hotel by Marriott Worcester a gif including several images of Safe Homes Gala attendees and awardees

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.

This year's Gala will also recognize 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!


Tickets were sold out last year. Reserve your spot today!

Click Here to Purchase Gala Tickets

VIP Tickets - $150

Includes access to:

  • VIP reception beginning at 5pm

  • VIP gift

  • General reception beginning at 6pm

  • Gala event

  • Dinner

Purchase VIP Tickets

Supporter Tickets - $80

Includes access to:

  • General reception beginning at 6pm

  • Gala Event

  • Dinner

Purchase Supporter Tickets

VIP Table - $1,250

  • Priority table for 10 guests at the Gala with table sign.

  • 10 VIP gifts.

  • Access to exclusive VIP reception beginning at 5pm.

Purchase VIP Table

Supporter Table - $700

  • A table for 10 guests at the Gala with table sign.

  • Access to the general reception beginning at 6pm.

Purchase Supporter Table

Discounted Hotel Room Rates

The AC Hotel by Marriott Worcester is offering a special group rate of $209 per night for Safe Homes Gala attendees.

Start Date: Friday, April 12, 2024

End Date: Saturday, April 13, 2024

Last Day to Book: Tuesday, March 12, 2024

Link to Hotel Booking Page

Online Silent Auction

Check back for more information.

Everyone is welcome to participate regardless if you are attending the Gala or not (although we want you to come if you can)!

Thank You to Our 2024 Sponsors!

As of February, 12, 2024

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

Sponsorship Opportunities 

Interested in becoming a sponsor for the 2024 Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards? This is a great opportunity for you or your company to show off your pride and support LGBTQIA+ youth in Central Massachusetts.

Learn More About Sponsorship

Make Your Sponsorship Donation Online

Still thinking about how much fun we had in 2023?

View the Photo Album


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