Youth (Other than GSA's)

Come Out and Play: 732-846-2232; 85 Raritan ave suite 100 Highland Park New Jersey; host@pridecenter.org; pridecenter.org; We are a group of LGBT members ages 21-39, that gets together to play games. We also do social activities like hiking, bowling and Movie theater trips.

Essex County LGBT RAIN Foundation: 973-675-6780; 168 Park Street, East Orange, NJ 07017-1115; tamara@essexlgbthousing.org; EssexLGBTHousing.org; The Essex LGBT Reaching Adolescents In Need (RAIN) Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit that provides emergency shelter services to address the emergent need of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness. Our programs promote self-sufficiency and independence to enhance our residents' ability to function within their communities.

LifeTies Inc.: 609-771-1600; 2205 Pennington Road, Ewing, NJ 08638; info@lifeties.org; lifeties.org; Founded in 1982, it is the mission of LifeTies, Inc. to provide quality care and services to youth in crisis due to sexual orientation, gender, abuse, neglect, homelessness, and various health issues including HIV/AIDS, Lupus, and Diabetes.

Parents' Lounge @ Rainbow Cafe' Morris: 973-334-6500; The Community Church of Mountain Lakes, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046; RainbowCafeMorris@Gmail.com; RainbowCafeMorris.org; The Parents' Lounge at Rainbow Cafe' Morris is a place where parents of LGBT teens come together in a very relaxed social atmosphere to share experiences and support. Meetings held third Saturday of every month, from 7 PM - 10 PM.

Rainbow Cafe' Morris: 973-334-6500; The Community Church of Mountain Lakes, 48 Briarcliff Rd., Mountain Lakes, NJ 07046; RainbowCafeMorris@Gmail.com; RainbowCafeMorris.org; Concerned parents, high school Gay/Straight Alliance (GSA) members, and a team of volunteers have created a safe space for Morris and Sussex Counties' lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender, queer, questioning and asexual (LGBTIQA) high school students (13-18) and their allies to discuss matters important to them and to meet other teens to build stronger social circles. We meet on the third Saturday of each month, from 7 PM - 10 PM, to play music, games, watch movies, listen to guest speakers, and to enjoy each other's company! Teens are supervised by vetted adults, while parents enjoy Parents' Lounge at Rainbow Cafe' Morris in another part of the building.

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Rainbow Cafe' Northern NJ: 201-568-0608; Cresskill Congregational United Church of Christ, 85 Union Ave., Cresskill, NJ 07626; support@rainbowcafennj.org; RainbowCafeNNJ.org; The Rainbow Cafe is a place where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth ages 13-19 years old can meet and support each other in a safe space and place. We have awesome dances, conversations, and activities that strengthen ourselves and our communities while having a great time!

Somerset Home for Temporarily Displaced Children: 908-526-6605; 49 Brahma Ave., P.O. Box 6871, Bridgewater, NJ 08807-0871; jacevedo@somersethome.org; SomersetHome.org; Somerset Home has been helping abused, neglected and homeless youth since 1973. Each year, hundreds of teens from difficult family situations find a safe haven and the caring support they need in one of our seven programs for youth ages 13 to 21-plus: Brahma House residential crisis intervention program; Passages, My Place and Whitney House transitional-living programs; Pathways independent-living skills program; Street Smart street outreach program; and Bridge House supportive-housing program.

State of NJ - Div. of Child Protection and Permanency: 877-NJ-Foster or 800-99-Adopt; Offices located throughout New Jersey; NJFoster.org or NJAdopt.org; You Can Do This! There are children in your community who need the warmth and guidance of a family. You can make a difference, be a foster or adoptive parent. Welcome these children into your family to provide safety, stability and love.

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