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LGBT YouthConnect Program at Hudson Pride Connections Center in Jersey City NJ

Events. At Hudson Pride Center , 3000 John F. Kennedy Boulevard, Suite 306, Jersey City, NJ. United states.

Friday September 6 , 6:00pm

LGBT YouthConnect Program at Hudson Pride Connections Center in Jersey City NJ

Every Friday - 6:00PM to 8:00PM

Hudson Pride Center’s YouthConnect Program offers LGBTQ+ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 weekly programming that supports the healthy building of community, peer-to-peer connections and collective/individual wellness and empowerment.

Through this program, Queer youth have access to events, workshops & support groups that build on: community care, self-love, uplifting & honoring individual/collective strengths, mental health awareness/support, learning leadership skills, embracing & appreciating diverse racial/cultural/intersectional identities, exploration of gender & sexuality beyond the binary, inclusive safe sex education and self/community empowerment through creative art, writing and self-expression!

YouthConnect also provides direct 1:1 support to assist Hudson County youth with accessing LGBTQ+ affirming mental health services, emotional/mental/physical wellness resources, substance-use treatment & care referrals, legal support resources for the advocacy & protection of undocumented youth, linkages to suicide prevention/crisis support resources and linkages to HIV/STD testing and PrEP Services/Counseling through Hudson Pride Center. Trans Support Services are also provided for youth in need of access to HRT, letters of support, referrals for gender affirming surgeries and support with legal name/gender marker changes.

YouthConnect meets every Friday at the Center from 6pm-8pm. Youth are encouraged to come after school hours and socialize and connect before more structured programming.

Connect with our YouthConnect Community on Instagram for the latest updates on our upcoming events, workshops, and resources! For more information on our YouthConnect Programming, please email our Youth Program Coordinator, Susie Gervolino (she/her), at susie@hudsonpride.org