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Pride+

a program for LGBTQIA+ Youth in South Orange, Maplewood, and Millburn

What is Pride+?

The goal of Pride+ is to provide a safe space for youth anywhere on the LGBTQIA+ spectrum to connect, hang out, get peer support, plan activities, and get professional counseling if desired. 

The Staff of Pride+ have deep knowledge and experience working with people across the LGBTQIA+ spectrum.

All Pride+ activities are confidential, voluntary, and free of charge.

 

When and Where is Pride+?

Pride+ will operate during afterschool and evening hours, as well as Saturdays. It is open to middle and high school-age youth. See below for location information.

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Tuesdays – Thursdays
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
St. George’s Episcopal Church
550 Ridgewood Road Maplewood, NJ 07040

Fridays
3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
122 Irvington Ave South Orange, NJ 07079

Saturdays
12:00 PM – 3:00 PM
122 Irvington Ave South Orange, NJ 07079

Activities include:

  • Individual, family, and group counseling available by appointment
  • Middle and High school peer support groups
  • Weekly parent support and psychoeducation groups held in the evening
  • Time to hang out with peers and participate in fun activities in a safe space
  • Opportunities for youth to participate in field trips, community service, and pride events

To speak to us about Pride+, please contact JP Pedoto at [email protected]. All contacts will be kept strictly confidential.

 

Pride+ is funded by a generous grant from