What is HMI? HMI’s Mission Statement:
The Hetrick-Martin Institute believes that all young people, regardless of sexual orientation or identity, deserve a safe and supportive environment in which to achieve their full potential. HMI creates this environment for LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 and their families. Through a comprehensive package of direct services and referrals, HMI seeks to foster healthy youth development. HMI’s staff promotes excellence in the delivery of youth services and uses its expertise to create innovative programs that other organizations may use as models.
The Hetrick-Martin Institute is the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization that provides life-saving services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth ages 13-24. We offer young people a supportive community that fosters positive youth development with pioneering programs to promote physical health and mental well-being, emotional resilience, academic achievement, job readiness, and artistic/cultural creativity. HMI serves more than 2,000 at-risk youth each year from over from 350 zip codes in New York and New Jersey, an additional 12,000 young people through outreach efforts, and countless lives changed by advocacy around the globe.