Safe Homes Gala

Beechwood Hotel | Worcester | May 5, 2017 | Photos Dan Vaillancourt/Patrick O’Conner Photography and Joe Mangiacotti

With its “Cinco de Marvelous” theme this year, more than 250 attendees made the 2017 Safe Homes Gala and People of Courage Awards a sold-out success once again. This year’s awardees went to Aliana Roman for the Youth and Young Adult category, Michelle Baronas for Volunteer, Dale LePage for Public Service, Hanover Insurance for Corporate and Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey for Social Justice Advocacy and Action. This year’s event brought in more funds than any previous gala since they began in 1995. The only program in the area providing specialized services to LGBTQ youth, Safe Homes is a program of The Bridge of Central Massachusetts, a human services agency headquartered in Worcester.