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Safe Spaces Directory

Inclusivity and acceptance form the bedrock of any thriving community. At Connect Northshore, we believe that everyone should feel safe, welcome, and respected, irrespective of their identity. Our Safe Spaces Directory serves as a resource guide for the LGBTQIA+ community to identify businesses, organizations, and other spaces that uphold these principles in the Northshore area.

Supporting Local Businesses and Organizations

Our directory features a wide range of businesses - from cafes and restaurants to bookshops and gyms - that are recognized for their commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all. Each listed organization has made a pledge to maintain a respectful and welcoming space for every member of our community.

Criteria for Safe Spaces

To feature in our directory, a business or organization must:

  1. Have clear non-discrimination policies in place.
  2. Provide diversity and inclusion training to their staff.
  3. Foster a welcoming and inclusive atmosphere for all patrons, regardless of their identity.
  4. Be willing to address and rectify any issues or incidents that may arise.

Explore our Directory

Browse our directory and discover LGBTQIA+ friendly spaces in your local area. You can search by category or location to find the right fit for your needs.

Connect Here Partner

Green Oaks Apothecary

Retail Shops
boutique health food store specializing in handmade herbal remedies for the body and home
Accessibility Features:
Gender Neutral Restroom
Services Offered:
Outdoor seating, In-store pickup
Certified Herbalist
Operating Hours:
Mon-Sat 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
2238 First Street Slidell, LA 70458

Get Involved

Are you a business owner in the Northshore area who aligns with our mission and values? Would you like to join our Safe Spaces Directory? Contact us today to learn how you can make a difference.

Remember, every individual has the right to feel safe, respected, and welcome. Through this directory, we hope to make this a reality for the LGBTQIA+ community in the Northshore area.

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