Waltham House gives them a home of their own

wickedlocal.com/waltham – By Joyce Kelly-Daily News staff – Daily News Tribune

Waltham – Rather than live in a home where he is rejected for being gay or transgender, a child will choose to live on the streets, or even purposely acquire a deadly disease like HIV to find safe housing, said Marc Denofrio.

Several years ago, social workers reported that youth living under state care who identified themselves as gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender were leaving foster care and group homes, even though the street was their only alternative, said Denofrio, director of Waltham House on Lexington Street.