Welcome to our Parents' Lounge,
Providing a safe and supportive environment for our teens is essential to their self-esteem and helps them to better cope with the new phases of the lives their growing into. But, let's face it. Being the parent/guardian to a child who is a sexual minority is something most parents don't expect or even consider.
Parents and guardians are invited to socialize, share refreshments, and perhaps a spirited game of Scrabble in our Parents' Lounge at the same time our teen meet in a different area of the building. Having a teen in Rainbow Cafe Morris is cool, but it isn't a requirement; all parents of LGBT children are welcome.
Parents' Lounge meets at The Community Church of Mountain Lakes, 48 Briarcliff Road, Mountain Lakes, NJ, from 7:00 - 10:00 PM, on the third Saturday of each month.
Parents' Lounge and Rainbow Cafe Morris are not affiliated with Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG), however, we encourage families of sexual minorities to avail themselves of PFLAG's lifesaving resources by visiting www.PFLAG.org.
Pride Guide, a publication of the Gay Activist Alliance in Morris County, includes resources for NJ's LGBT community, including information about licensed mental health providers who have proactively reached out to our community. Read it online now, or pick up a copy at any Rainbow Cafe Morris meeting.