Waltham House - GLBT Group Home of the Home for Little Wanderers
Waltham House is a group home program designed to provide a safe and supportive living environment for up to 12 gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) youth ages 14-18. The program also serves youth who may be questioning (Q) their sexual orientation and/or gender identity. Many young people have previously experienced difficulty due to their gender or sexuality identities. Waltham House offers residents a safe place to live while they prepare for family reunification, independent living and future self-sufficiency.
Waltham House is located in Waltham, Massachusetts. The program offers 24-hour staffing, and is housed in a large, comfortable, federal-style home with an expansive tree-lined back yard in a suburban neighborhood. Currently, the program serves GLBTQ youth who are in need of a safe and nurturing environment in order to reintegrate back into a community and/or family setting.
Waltham House is the first residential group home designed specifically for GLBTQ youth in New England, and is only the third program of its kind in the nation. The program opened in October 2002 and was founded on the principles of responsibility, respect and pride, with the belief that all children deserve to live in an environment in which they feel safe, respected, supported and cared for.