About Billings Rainbow Coffeehouse

The mission of the Rainbow Coffee House is to build resilience in LGBTQ+ youth through healthy peer relationships, empowerment, leadership development, education, community outreach, and advocacy.

We meet every Thursday during the calendar school year at Grace United Methodist Church from 5:30pm-7:30pm. High-school aged youth are invited.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Issues to Address

Issues to Address

Legally the Rainbow Coffeehouse is a program of Grace UMC.
As one of their programs we fall under thier liability insurance and all tangible assets belong to Grace.

What "Safe Boundaries Policy" do we abide by?
All volunteers will be required to go through a 45 minute online Safe Boundaries program and have a background check. We will have at least two trained and approved volunteers who are at least 23 years old present at each coffeehouse. Students will never be alone with an adult. Details will be available in our documents section soon.

The Coffeehouse will have at least two hosts who have been trained and back ground tested in Safe Sanctuaries and at least 23 years old. Additional volunteers can be present but are under the supervision of the trained hosts. We will also need a two person/open door policy. No giving rides. Etc.
Legally we will operate like a "Drop-in" center (Kids can come and go)

Brewed coffee
Need to look into espresso machine.
Fair Trade when feasible (Perhaps churches will donate Equal Exchange)

Link to Missoula Youth Forward http://www.ncbimissoula.org/youth-forward

PFLAG? Do we need to get a chapter started? Yes but hopefully another organization will tackle this.

What to expect section- Rob will steal off of Youth Forward website.
Including setting, food, drinks, no smoking, no alcohol.

Who should they contact with questions? rainbowcoffeehouse@gmail.com 

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