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Here is a list of our community partners.

It is a growing list so please visit this page often. If you have suggestions about other sites to include, use our contact form to let us know. Partnerships will make this even more successful and we encourage collaborative conversations to address the needs of our youth.

HMI 2 GO | Newark, NJ
HMI: Offering counseling and crisis management, health and wellness programming, academic enrichment, job readiness and arts and cultural programming, HMI has implemented its first out-of-state direct service program.


The Project WOW! Youth Center provides HIV/STI prevention and substance abuse services to LBGTQ youth between the ages 13 and 24 at high risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV/STIs residing in Essex and Union Counties.

A.A.O.G.C. | | Newark, NJ

The African American Office of Gay Concerns (AAOGC) is a community based non-profit organization founded to ensure that men of color who were gay-identified, bi-sexual or men who had sex with other men (MSM) had a voice in the fight against HIV/AIDS

Newark LGBTQ Center | Newark, NJ

The Newark LGBTQ Community Center is the product of a collaboration between existing groups serving Newark’s LGBTQ Community, including LITSJC, the City and County LGBTQ commissions, Unity Fellowship Church of NewArk , Newark Pride Alliance, the African American Office of Gay Concerns, Garden State Equality, North Jersey Community Research Initiative and Newark Pride. | Harlem, NY

At the Ali Forney Center (AFC), we are making a difference by rescuing kids from the dangers of the streets and placing them into our safe, homelike environments. AFC is working hard to provide our youth with the support and nourishment they need to succeed and thrive.

The Essex LGBT Reaching Adolescents In Need (RAIN) Foundation. A 501(c)3 non profit that provides emergency shelter services to address the emergent need of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness. Our programs promote self-sufficiency and independence to enhance our residents’ ability to function within their communities. Our programs aim to help adolescents lead healthy, productive and meaningful lives.

RAIN Foundation is located at 168 Park Street, East Orange, NJ and is currently licensed by the DCA and qualifies us to shelter 12 LGBT youth in need of emergency shelter services.

RAIN (Reaching Adolescents In Need) was created to provide transitional housing solutions to LGBT individuals experiencing crisis leading to homelessness.

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