Coffeehouse is PFY’s longest-running program, providing a safe and substance-free environment where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning (LGBTQ) youth and allies can come together every Friday night from 6pm to 9pm to make friends and have fun. At Coffeehouse, LGBTQ youth and allies have the life-changing opportunity to receive support from peers and adults who understand what it’s like to grow up LGBTQ. Each Friday there is a different activity, ranging from guest speakers and performers to drag nights and talent shows. Coffeehouse is strictly a youth-only space, open to youth ages 13 to 20. No person over 20 years old who is not staff is permitted in the Coffeehouse space during programming to respect confidentiality. There is always a professional counselor available for drop-in counseling, which is free and confidential. There is free and confidential HIV testing available every Friday night, and Planned Parenthood provides STI/STD testing on the third Friday of each month.
If you are new to Coffeehouse, you MUST go through a brief orientation called “New Person Orientation Program” (NPOP) to familiarize you with Pride for Youth and its staff. NPOP is offered every Friday beginning at 8pm, so please arrive a little beforehand on your first night.
When: Every Friday from 6pm – 9pm
Where: 2740 Martin Ave, Bellmore NY, 11710 in the back yard space.
Contact: Vanessa Visquerra at 516-679-9000 Ext. 14