Coffeehouse is Pride for Youth’s longest-running program, and provides a safe, friendly, substance-free environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning/ queer (LGBTQ) youth, and their straight allies, come together every Friday night to make friends and have fun. It is also an important place for LGBTQ youth to get support from peers and adults who understand what it’s like to grow up LGBTQ. There is always a professional counselor available for drop-in counseling, which is free and confidential. There are different activities each week – from guest speakers and performers to drag nights and talent shows. Coffeehouse is strictly a youth-only space (under 21 ONLY).

If you are new to Coffeehouse, you MUST go through a brief orientation called “New Participant Orientation Program” (NPOP) to familiarize you with Pride for Youth and its staff. NPOP is offered every Friday beginning at 8:15pm, so please arrive a little beforehand on your first night.

When: Every Friday from 4:30-11:30pm
Contact: Maria Demauro – (516) 679-9000 ext. 16 or mdemauro@longislandcrisiscenter.org

LUSH (Ladies United for Sexual Health)

Fempower yourself at Pride for Youth’s only program for female-identified and assigned female at birth to talk about their sexual health in an open forum with staff and peers alike. Feel free to ask any question that is on your mind! This group is open to individuals age 13-20 during Coffeehouse.

When: First and third Friday of each month at 7:30pm during Coffeehouse
Contact: Maria Demauro 516-679-9000 ext. 16 or mdemauro@longislandcrisiscenter.org