HMI NJ RaymondHMI: New Jersey Member Raymond Jackson Appointed to the City of Newark Mayor's LGBTQ Commission.

Pictured with HMI: NJ Executive Director Ashawnda Fleming

HMI: New Jersey is modeled on the services and programs for LGBTQ youth operated for more than 35 years by Hetrick-Martin Institute headquarters in New York City.


This “one-stop center” provides free:

  • Mental Health Counseling and Case Management
  • Educational Assistances/Tutoring
  • Employment/Career Readiness Assistance
  • Arts and Culture Workshops
  • Supportive Services
  • Health and Wellness Workshops
  • Services to Homeless Youth


HMI: New Jersey (formerly HMI: Newark) is the first comprehensive LGBTQ youth out-of-school time program in New Jersey dedicated to providing youth who are at-risk of harassment, abuse, neglect, homelessness and disconnection with a safe, supportive environment in which to grow and thrive.


HMI: New Jersey serves youth from Essex, Hudson, Union and Middlesex counties and is the only LGBT organization contracted with the New Jersey Department of Child Protection and Permanency Department.  As HMI continues to expand nationally, HMI: New Jersey serves as our first direct service site outside of the HMI headquarters in New York City.

Rolando Bobadilla, Lauren Craig, Esq., Chris Hillmann, John Olguin, Jeff Spelman, and Dan Zanella make up the HMI: New Jersey Board of Directors.

HMI gratefully acknowledges the support of Newark Public Schools (NPS). HMI: New Jersey is an authorized and approved vendor of services for the NPS.

2015  990 Tax Return




Community Partners

City of Newark LGBTQ Advisory Concerns Commission

Division of Youth and Family Services

Essex County LGBTQ Commission

Garden State Equality

Grace Church in Newark (Episcopal)

Jersey Cares

Lambda Legal

Liberation in Truth Social Justice Center

Newark Essex-Pride Coalition

Newark Pride Alliance

Newark Public Schools

Partnership for Children of Essex

Project U.S.E. (Urban Suburban Environments)

Project WOW! – North Jersey Community Research Initiative

Rutgers, The State University, Graduate School of Social Work

UMDNJ – Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine (D.A.Y.A.M.)