Hetrick-Martin Institute: New Jersey

Posted on February 4, 2021

For the expansion of their services to Jersey City, NJ in partnership with the Jersey City Housing Authority. Their program will provide needed services including counseling and case management to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (“LGBTQ”) youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families. Through their programming, they aim to support these youth to better ensure a sustained connection to educational systems and the building of employability skills, and to ensure that families receive the support they need to maintain their connections to their children and thus hopefully decrease the number of LGBTQ youth that otherwise become homeless. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals provided free-of-charge to youth members, HMI: NJ fosters healthy youth development with pioneering programs that establish best practices which may then be replicated by other youth-serving organizations.