For 30 years Leading the way for LGBTQ youth

Internships For thirty years the Hetrick-Martin Institute has put into action our core belief, that all young people — regardless of sexual orientation or identity — deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to thrive. In creating that safe haven, the cycle of neglect, abuse, and violence experienced by many at-risk lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth because of their sexual orientation, stops at our doors. Through a comprehensive package of innovative and creative after-school programs, supportive services, and referrals, HMI, with its experienced professional staff, is a leader in caring for our most vulnerable at-risk youth.

We are also host to the Harvey Milk High School, an inclusive voluntary New York City public high school focusing on the educational needs of children who are in crisis or at risk of physical violence and/or emotional harm in a traditional educational environment.
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Explore Our LGBTQ Youth Programs



Shar Santana*Harvey Milk Graduate & Poet
Tenaja Jordan*From Child in Crisis to Child Care Professional
Kevin Sterns*The Financial Times
Joan Katz*Donor & Model Mentor


  • Pantry Services
  • POP Arts
  • Cafe HMI
  • World of Work

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Matthew Rofofsky 
Dir. Supportive Services “The young people who come to us typically arrive at a moment of crisis. We ask of each one, ‘What can we do to best serve this individual, right here, right now?’ Our counselors understand the importance of working with each person at that particular place and crucial moment in time.”
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