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Who We Are & What We Do

Programs and services for the community, by the community. 



PFY is a service and an advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer/questioning (LGBTQ+) individuals. Our mission is to enhance the health and wellness of the LGBTQ+ community through education, supportive services and personal development.

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PFY envisions a society where equitable access to holistic health and wellness services is the norm. 

A group of seven LGBTQ+ youth all posing together

PFY's Impact

A GIF of PFY group images and statements from clients of PFY. “Being stuck at home with my family is hard because they want me to be something I’m not. I can only wear the mask for so long. I feel trapped, and I know it isn’t healthy. I’m really glad that you guys [PFY] are still doing your thing because talking to you helps me clear my mind and I need that right now.” –CJ. “You [PFY] saved my kid’s life this summer by holding an outdoor camp for young children. This helped them to get out of the house and make new friends they can relate to.” – DM. “The Pride for Parents group truly saved our family. We had no idea of what to do when our child came out as transgender, and this group provided the education and support at exactly the right time. Plus we’ve made some incredible friends along the way.” – BB. “I honestly would have been lost and completely alone last year if I didn’t have counseling and groups to attend on-line at PFY. I’m glad you didn’t stop working because staying in to

PFY's History

In 1993, Long Island Crisis Center started PFY (formerly Pride for Youth) at a time when support and outreach to LGBTQ+ youth on Long Island were virtually non-existent. PFY has grown to encompass multiple services addressing many of the needs of LGBTQ+ youth and their families.

Rainbow C and trans colored H for the Coffeehouse logo.



Old Pride for Youth logo

Pride for Youth created the Coffeehouse program in 1995 – the first suburban coffeehouse for LGBTQ+ youth in the country. We began airing public service announcements on MTV in the mid 90s – one of the first mass media outreach strategies for LGBTQ+ youth nationwide.

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