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.