The PRIDE Center

The PRIDE Center

The PRIDE Center provides an array of services for youth and young adults in the LGBTQIA+ community:

  • Kaleidoscope
  • The PRIDE Training Institute
  • NJ PRISM Hotline
  • Mentoring
  • Individual, short-term counseling 
  • Group counseling
  • Support groups for youth and families
  • Emergency shelter/safe housing
  • Access to LGBTQ+ resources such as therapy, health care, housing and more


Kaleidoscope is a community-based LGBTQIA+ program that offers monthly meetings and ongoing virtual platforms in a welcoming atmosphere where teens and young adults like you can find support, guidance, and a sense of community. Kaleidoscope provides a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ and allied teens and young adults to gather, socialize, organize, and help each other.

Group meetings are held in person and virtually each month for both teens and young adults at various locations throughout New Jersey including in Camden County, Essex County, Mercer County, Morris County, and Sussex County. Visit Kaleidoscope on Facebook for meeting announcements and to learn how to join. To learn more about Kaleidoscope, meeting details or to connect to resources and information about statewide LGBTQIA+ resources call the 24/7 hotline NJ PRISM at 844.657.7476 (844. NJPRISM). 

The PRIDE Center Training Institute

The PRIDE Center Training Institute offers training and consultation to health care providers, social services providers, companies, and schools to support your team with training on best practices to affirm the LGBTQIA+ community. Training topics include: Basics of best practice service provision; Intimate partner violence; Creating safe and affirming spaces and services; Making meaningful community connections. Contact the Training Institute at 844.657.7476 (844.NJPRISM) for more information and to schedule training for your team. 


844.657.7476 (844. NJPRISM) - 24/7 statewide hotline providing information and referrals to the LGBTQIA+ community. 

Mentoring Services

The PRIDE Center provides trained mentors to engage in building a caring, nurturing relationships with youth to help develop confidence, build self-esteem, and enhance life skills through goal-oriented activities. Mentoring includes individual support sessions, group mentoring, and peer activities led by mentors. Mentors are matched with mentees based on common interests and work together to set and reach goals four hours per month for 6-12 months. Contact the PRIDE Center at 844.657.7476 (844. NJPRISM) for more information.

Counseling and Support Groups

The PRIDE Center offers short-term counseling, including individual and group counseling options in Mercer County. Contact the PRIDE Center at 844.657.7476 (844. NJPRISM) for more information on how you can schedule a counseling session.

Emergency Shelter & Safe Housing 

Together, Triad House, and Mary's Place provide LGBTQIA+ affirming safe housing for teens and young adults. For more information on these services visit:
Together          Triad House          Mary's Place

The PRIDE Center Contact Information 

Phone: NJ PRISM at 844.657.7476 (844. NJPRISM)

Funder Information

Cambell Soup Company, Edmund Optics, Individual donations, Janssen Pharmaceuticals of Johnson & Johnson, Orange Orphan Society, The Princeton Area Community Foundation, The Division of Women at the Department of Children and Families and the Victims of Crime Act

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