For Youth  (Ages 13-24)

Hetrick-Martin Institute provides free year-round programs and services for LGTBQ youth and allies ages 13-24 at our permanent locations in New York City, and Newark, NJ. We also help organize and produce youth events throughout New York City and New Jersey. Both regular programs and special events are listed in our Youth Calendar, which is updated weekly.

HMI partners with the Harvey Milk High School, a NYC DOE school, to provide HMHS students with in-school college counseling and access to all HMI programs and services.


  • 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 (in each NYC borough)
  • Youth Pridefest
  • KiKi Coalition Events
  • Pride Prom
  • Saturday Night Lights Tournaments & Events

For a complete listing visit our youth programs page.

For Families

Hetrick-Martin Institute provides on-site family counseling sessions for HMI members and their families by appointment at our NYC location. In addition to counseling sessions, HMI staff can also answer questions, offer advice, and suggest further resources to parents and family members of LGBTQ youth. Every year, HMI hosts a family retreat where several of our youth members and their families get together for group activities and programs.

For more information on services for families contact Matthew Rofofsky, Director, Clinical & Counseling Services.

For Organizations and Groups

With our advocacy work, we take our knowledge and expertise in youth service work to the greater community. The Center for LGBTQ Youth Advocacy and Capacity Building of the Hetrick Martin Institute advocates on behalf of LGBTQ youth by influencing policy on local, national and international levels, while helping to build the capacity of decision-makers, individuals, and institutions that serve LGBTQ youth.  We are dedicated to sharing best practices for working with LGBTQ youth of color in all aspects of their life and to increase the capacity of youth-serving organizations to meet the specific needs of LGBTQ youth nationally and globally.

We provide workshops, training, and evaluations for community-based organizations (CBOs), governmental agencies, companies, and other groups. Our facilitators deliver one-time or series-based sessions at your location or place of business.

Workshops and Training Sessions Include:

  • Any Which Way You Go: Exploring Our Relationships to Human Sexuality and Gender Identity
  • Creating Safer and Inclusive Environments
  • Sustaining Ourselves in Our Work
  • Customized training sessions, designed to meet your group’s needs


Learn more on our Workshops & Training page.