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Lighthouse is a peer-to-peer social support group for LGBTQ youth and their allies. Our meetings are relaxed and social in nature. A complimentary supper is served in a safe, confidential setting. No bullying is ever allowed and everyone is given a chance to be heard.
 
Tuesday Stamford Lighthouse meetings and Thursday Greenwich Lighthouse meetings will be remote, from 5-7 PM, until further notice. We will be evaluating for location (virtual, or in-person) on a week-by-week basis until the local viral spread has decreased. Our normal Tuesday night location is the lounge at the Fish Church (First Presbyterian Church) 1101 Bedford St, Stamford, CT, and the Thursday night location remains at Christ Church Greenwich at 254 E Putnam Ave. See you online for now, and then we hope to see you in person soon. Wishing you all good health in 2022!
 

 
 
All LGBTQ youth and their allies are welcome and everyone must respect social distancing and the need to wear a mask indoors at all times.
 
For questions please call 203-661-1911, text or call 203-461-3409, or email Lighthouse Program Coordinator, Joe Belisle, at lighthouse@kidsincrisis.orgJorge López-Martínez Assistant Program Coordinator at jlopez-martinez@kidsincrisis.org. Also, check out Facebook.com/KICLighthouse
 
 
 
We are incredibly grateful to the Avon Theater in Stamford for hosting Lighthouse meetings for the past year. The theater is a charming, creative and magical spot and we love having the Avon Theater in our Lighthouse/Kids In Crisis family. Please visit the Avon Theater for more information and to see what’s playing.

 


Lighthouse serves lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning (LGBTQ) teens and their allies with a welcoming, safe space weekly meeting. Lighthouse encourages LGBTQ youth to live their best, healthiest and most authentic lives.

Teens can drop in to share life experiences and feelings, socialize, snack, and share common bonds, in Lighthouse’s confidential, non-threatening environment. Lighthouse also hosts guest speakers, trips, barbecues, parties and movie nights.

Lighthouse empowers LGBTQ youth to clarify issues, gain skills and resiliency, and envision and seek healthy, productive, and fulfilling adult lives.


Lighthouse in the Media

‘Let the kids simply be themselves:’ Lighthouse offers a beacon to LGBTQ teens in Fairfield County

Lighthouse offers a beacon to LGBTQ teens in Greenwich, Stamford

I’m so incredibly proud of my dear friend and mentor Joe Belisle for all of the amazing work he is doing at Kids In Crisis. Rainbow Cafe, which has evolved into Lighthouse, was such an invaluable resource for me as a queer youth trying to navigate high school. More importantly, though, it was integral in helping me develop my own unique identity, and it gave me a community I am so proud to be a part of as well as some truly incredible lifelong friendships. Thank you Joe, Debbie, and Kids in Crisis for the unwavering support you continue to provide LGBTQ youth in our community ❤️”


– Jessie, 22 year old former Lighthouse member.