HUDSON PRIDE CONNECTIONS

Rating: 5 stars   5 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, LGBTQ, Health, Human Services

Location: 32 Jones St Jersey City NJ 07306 USA

Mission: Hudson Pride Connections is the only organization in Hudson County, NJ that provides targeted social services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) residents, to provide social support, health education and advocacy, HIV/STI prevention and outreach services to the often underserved and disenfranchised LGBT community; and social services for men, women and teens living with HIV in the region. HPC bridges the gap in service for these underserved populations.

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I moved over to Jersey City, NJ from Brooklyn, NY and I felt isolated since being in NYC I had vast rescources for LGBT people living with HIV/AIDS. I was talking to my best friend who moved over to the area proir to my coming and he told me about a wonderful small support group that was being held on thursday evenings at 7pm. I was afraid at first to attend not knowing what to expect but I soon found out that it was like a great small brotherhood. I found myself runnning to get their on time to get a seat because the room was tiny but cozy! HPC does great work for the Hudson County LGBT community and People Living HIV/AIDS giving them a sense of hope, direction, and socail suppot. I know that most Non-profits are flat funded and have no income but this organization works miracles on a shoe string budget! I would recommend their services to any new residents to the LGBT community of Jersey City.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

hearing the stories that come from the poeple that it has guided and helped over the years.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

hold quarterly meetings to talk to staff and clients on the morale of the organization.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

They are gay friendly and sup[portive of the Jersey City community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff varied from very freindly to very young and inexperienced, still learning how to deal and talk to people with social ills face by society.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

get supportive housing for run away teens and a food pantry and also supportive housing for people living with HIV/AIDS.

Ways to make it better...

The communication was always talked about at the center meaning not allowing groups to be phased out because a lack of communication from the board members.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

getting and keeping grants and good staff that will stay and help the community.

One thing I'd also say is that...

The board needs to be some focus groups to see how the clients are doing and what the needs are of the community that it serves.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

It is very hard to find assistance for Gay and Lesbian cients,especially LGBT teens. Hudson Pride Connections has never failed any of my clients. They are professional to a T and caring. They do a fantastic job. I have received good feedback from the clients that I know go to Hudson Pride Connections.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

In the eyes and words of clients

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The caring attitudes of the people who work at Hudson Pride Connections.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Motivated,professional and caring.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Change the way others view LGBT people in Hudson County

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-1-01

Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

Hudson Pride Connections is serving the unmet needs of a vital population in Hudson County and the greater NYC area. I'm proud to be associated with this organization because I see it growing in new and exciting ways!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

both tangible and intangible ways.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the organization grow.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, outgoing, and always professional. Willing to help those whose needs aren't being met elsewhere.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

DO ANYTHING! I've seen HPC do so much with so little; with that kind of money, this place would be a powerhouse.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I am consistently inspired and impressed by the work that Hudson Pride Connections does in the LGBT, HIV/AIDS Communities. I know that make a difference with a large and diverse population with the bare minimum of resources and staff. They are an example of what's possible when people pull together to support and uplift each other in times of great need.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Growth of the people they serve, both individually and as a group.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The love and compassion I experience. It's a family atmosphere that feels very welcoming.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Fun, loving, committed and courageous people.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

This grassroots community center has grown over the last 15 years of service to become a fixture in the Northern New Jersey region in service of the LGBT community. The organization owns the first and only building owned by and for the LGBT community in the state of New Jersey, and has a reputation for incredible social service and exciting programming. I am lucky to have been involved, and even more excited to see the organization keep growing!

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

the number of hard-to-serve community members engaged, the number of lives saved, and the number of changes in the community created.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

being part of an amazing and incredible vision of support and empowerment for the entire LGBT community.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

caring, compassionate, and committed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

truly revolutionize the way services are provided and the way the community is brought together.

Ways to make it better...

i could have stayed involved forever!

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

people realizing how the services of this single center affect their community, their equality, and their health / well being, regardless if they have walked through the doors or not.

One thing I'd also say is that...

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008-12-01

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