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HETRICK-MARTIN INSTITUTE

believes all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential.

Hetrick-Martin creates this environment for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families.

Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, Hetrick-Martin seeks to foster healthy youth development. Hetrick-Martin’s staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.

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OUR IMPACT

90%

percentage of HMI youth who pass the HSE exam on their first try (compared to the 45% rate for NYC)

1,500+

the number of leaders trained around the world through our Center for LGBTQ Youth Advocacy & Capacity Building.

2,000+

the number of youth who participate in HMI programs annually.

THEIR STORIES

A'LANI

"I stand proud now to look back and realize that my transition was one of the best decisions that I made in my life. Luckily for me, I have my HMI family to support me."

EFVA

“After seeing first-hand how much HMI does for LGBTQ youth, it instantly motivated me to donate a portion of the proceeds of my Rainbow Freedom necklace,”

What people are saying

I love the support system and the access to exciting creative programs that the Hetrick-Martin Institute offers young men and women.

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