HOMELESS YOUTH

Local Shelter & Support Services

Safe Homes: Worcester

  • A program of The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, that offers specialized services, resources and programming to LGBTQ+ youth in the area.

Waltham House: Waltham

  • A residential, group home specifically for homeless LGBTQ+ youth, ages 14-18, in New England.
  • Offers various behavioral and mental health services to help youth become more self-sufficient and plan effectively for their future.

Y2Y: Harvard Square

  • A student-run overnight shelter serving young adults, age 18-24 years old, experiencing homelessness. With a mission of dignity, safety, and adaptability, Y2Y offers opportunities to meet other service providers, connect with other homeless youth and develop alternative and sustainable ways out of homelessness. Y2Y is not specific to LGBTQ+ people, but is queer-friendly and serves many LGBTQ+ youth.

Youth on Fire: Cambridge

  • A program of AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts
  • Drop-in center for homeless and street-involved youth, ages 14-24, providing a broad array of services from meeting basic needs, to offering behavioral and medical health care, assisting in search for housing, providing peer outreach and educational programming and much more.