HMI: New Jersey

HMI: New Jersey provides free year-round programs and services for LGTBQ youth and allies ages 13-21 in New Jersey. Based on the program and services models of Hetrick Martin Institute in NYC, HMI: New Jersey 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.

Regular programs and special events are listed in our New Jersey Youth Calendar, which is updated regularly.


  • Arts and Culture
  • Health and Wellness
  • Academic Enrichment
  • Job Readiness


  • Counseling and Case Management
  • Onsite Pantry
  • Café HMI
  • Outreach Homeless Services
  • Referrals to External Services

Special Events:

  • LGBTQ Youth Summits
  • Newark Pride March
  • Parents’ Pride
  • Career Fairs
  • HMI Alumni Reunion
  • NY Giants #YouCanPlay Event