Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI)

Hetrick-Martin Institute (HMI), partners with youth serving organizations to build their ability to create and sustain LGBTQ inclusive environments.  They are the nation’s oldest and largest LGBTQ youth serving agency working with young people between the ages of 13-24 for over 35 years.  HMI’s Center for LGBTQ Youth Advocacy and Capacity Building department takes the best practice model implemented within the Youth Services Department and shares the model through our capacity building efforts.  HMI’s skilled capacity building staff bring direct service experience and a dedication to ensure LGBTQ youth are safe, welcomed and nurtured in all the communities they belong to.

Services:  HMI provides capacity building services in three areas systemic analysis, consultancy and training.  Our system analysis, PRYSM Scan, examines five areas of an organization in order to assess and provide recommendations on the inclusions of LGBTQ youth from a systems perspective.  The five areas our PRYSM Scan examines include: Policy, Programs, Practice, Professional Development and Physical Environment.  We partner with an organization to collect information on each area and provide a detailed report highlighting areas of strength and recommendations for growth.  Our consultancy efforts are tailored to the needs of the organization and we partner to address issues of inclusivity.  Our trainings are designed to provide participants with the skill set and resources needed to integrate LGBTQ youth into their organization with an emphasis on the area of practice.

Sample Training Topics:

  • Any Which Way You Go: Exploring Our Relationships to Human Sexuality and Gender
  • Creating Safer and Inclusive Environments

Content Areas: Working with LGBTQ Youth

Lillian Rivera, Director of Advocacy & Capacity Building
212-674-2600  ext. 241

DYCD Capacity Building Unit Contact:
Rhodesia Humphrey, Deputy Director, Capacity Building