The PRIDE Center provides an array of LGBTQIA+ affirming services:
- The PRIDE Training Institute
- NJ PRISM Hotline
- Individual, short-term counseling
- Group counseling
- Support groups for youth and families
- Emergency shelter/safe housing
- Access to LGBTQIA+ affirming 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. Ages for participation in the teen group are ages 12-17 and for the young adult group, ages 18-24. Kaleidoscope provides a safe, supportive environment for LGBTQIA+ and allied teens and young adults to gather, socialize, organize, and help each other.
Monthly group meetings for teens and for young adults are held in-person and virtually 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 healthcare 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 for people in the LGBTQIA+ community.
The PRIDE Center provides trained mentors to engage in building caring, nurturing relationships with children, teens, and young adults to help develop confidence, build self-esteem, and enhance life skills through goal-oriented activities. Mentoring services are available for any age up to age 24. Mentoring services can include 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
Short-term counseling, including individual and group counseling for youth is available. Services vary by location. 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
The PRIDE Center Contact Information
Campbell 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