Hetrick-Martin Institute

Posted on September 23, 2013

For support of the Bilingual Counselor for their HMI: Newark project to provide targeted mental health services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (“LGBTQ”) youth between the ages of 12 and 24. The Counselor provides individual, group and family counseling, crisis intervention, and case management to youth and their families, as well as develops, facilitates and implements after-school groups for youth and their families. Their goal is to engage low-income LGBTQ youth in Newark in critical after-school programs and services that promote mental well-being, emotional resilience, and set these youth members in need on a constructive path towards a healthy and stable adult life. Hetrick-Martin, the leading professional provider of comprehensive long-term academic and support programs for LGBTQ in New York City, opened their first satellite location in Newark in 2011.