Monday - Friday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Need someone to talk to; to share your feelings with? Our Counselors provide one-on-one and group support as well as referrals to other LGBTQ-sensitive agencies. Meals, hot showers, clothing and laundry, and assistance in locating housing is always available on-site. For more information contact Matthew Rofofsky or call 212-674-2400.
After School Services
Monday - friday, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Arts and Culture - Exploring the visual, creative, and performing arts—through video filming, editing, and production, photography, a drama group or master classes in dance, movement, voice, and music, or an arts internship —and cultural celebrations helps you explore your own identity, and build relationships.
Heyvaert-Heynen Photography Program - The Heyvaert-Heynen Photography Program is an opportunity to introduce HMI youth to photography and visual journalism, and provide them techniques to express themselves through photographic, written, and audio narratives.
Health and Wellness - Delicious free meals provided every weekday at Café HMI are just one part of our Health and Wellness programs. Learn how to eat well, fight stress, get information on physical and mental health issues that affect LGBTQ youth, learn more about STDs, HIV, and AIDS—from prevention to testing to living with being HIV-positive—and participate in peer-to-peer groups, as well as trainings in schools and other community-based organizations. HIV, STD and pregnancy testing are available on-site. Our Health and Wellness internships prepare youth with skills to protect themselves and build self-esteem.
Job Readiness and Career Exploration - Want to know what to do with your life? Hetrick-Martin’s programs can help you find the answers—from LGBTQ-focused career fairs to learning job skills to writing a résumé to learning how to ace a job interview. We also assist with on-site internships, off-site externships, job placement, and career counseling.
Academic Enrichment - Our education programs open doors to opportunity through tutoring, media and art classes, computer training, desktop publishing, games, creative writing, college prep (plus workshops for families on college admissions and financial aid), scholarships, internships, performance art, book clubs, film clubs, and much more. For information on tutoring, contact Chris Mendez, for information on College Prep services, contact Alli Javors; and for general Academic Enrichment inquires, contact Bridget Hughes.
Hetrick-Martin can help you get your GED through our comprehensive GED Prep Program. Our GED program encourages self-reflection and self-discipline while assisting youth in redefining the meanings of success and failure. At HMI, it's not simply just about passing the GED exam, it's about planning for what comes next and supporting you in all areas of your life. For more information, please contact Elena Pearson or call 212-674-2400.
For more information on After-School Services, please contact Lillian Rivera, Director of After-School Services at 212-674-2400.