Safe Spaces of Sussex

Many LGBTQ+ people experience discrimination daily, whether it be from a business, a healthcare provider, an employer...The list goes on. Here we will constantly update a list of businesses, places of worship, healthcare offices and other relevant services and locations in and around Sussex County that are LGBTQ+ affirming spaces. If you know a business that should be added to this list, please contact us. Note that this is a list of suggestions we have received, and being left off this list does not mean a business isn't safe, only that we haven't been asked to include them.

Activities and Retail

  1. Curves Ahead, Sussex Borough

  2. Highland Flowers and Gifts, Vernon

  3. Stitch Adventure, Andover Township

  4. Painted Grape, Vernon

  5. WaggMore, Sparta

  6. Back on the Rack Consignment, Wantage


Mechanics and Repair Services

  1. Mavis Discount Tire, Sparta

Houses of Worship

  1. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Sussex County

  2. First United Methodist Church, Newton

  3. Sparta United Methodist Church

  4. Holy Counselor Lutheran Church, Vernon

  5. Sophia Inclusive Catholic Community, Newton

Cafes and Restaurants

  1. The Daily Bean, Vernon

  2. The Farm at Glenwood Mountain, Vernon

  3. Cloveberry, Sparta

  4. Taco of the Town, Sussex

  5. Cow Patty's, Wantage

Social Services

  1. NORWESCAP, Newton, NJ

  2. DASI, Newton, NJ

  3. Pass It Along, Lafayette, NJ

  4. Project Self Sufficiency, Newton NJ

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National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: