LGBTQ Leadership

The Hetrick-Martin Institute's focus on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth has made it the go-to agency for the more than 500 fellow professionals and community-based organizations that annually seek our guidance in creating blueprints for their own LGBTQ youth services.

Youth is HMI’s strength.

Our Strengths:

  • The oldest and largest organization dedicated to serving at-risk LGBTQ youth 13 to 24.
  • Effective Program Designs: Our programs are developed, monitored, and evaluated specifically with the needs of LGBTQ youth in mind.
  • Standards of Care development in LGBTQ youth work.
  • A safe and supportive learning environment for LGBTQ youth.
  • Community mobilization: providing wraparound services for youth by involving and engaging other service providers.
  • Knowledge and work with LGBTQ subcultures and their unique needs.
  • Special events as key program tools.
  • Collaborative management: Effective school–community-based partnerships.
  • Health and wellness programs sensitive to LGBTQ youth needs.
  • Case management and counseling.
  • Assessing youth for HIV testing.
  • Working with difficult or hard-to-reach youth populations.
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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