ADVOCACY & CAPACITY BUILDING
- The Center for LGBTQIA+ Youth Advocacy and Capacity Building, or HMI Center, advocates on behalf of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, intersex, and allied (LGBTQIA+) youth by influencing policy, while helping build the capacity of decision-makers, individuals, and institutions to better serve this population.
- HMI Center is dedicated to sharing our best practices for working with LGBTQIA+ youth to create accessible and supportive services for all, irrespective of identity or circumstance. HMI Center is also dedicated to elevating the voices of youth advocates in an effort to shape the systems that impact their well-being.
- Leveraging our decades of leadership in the field, HMI Center offers organizational assessments, canned and customized trainings as well as technical assistance to programs, organizations, and institutions interested in cultivating safer spaces for LGBTQIA+ youth. Through these efforts, we extend our expertise and experiences so that our work may serve as models to be replicated by other service providers.