About Us

Hudson Pride Center is a home and voice for the diverse LGBTQ community and our allies that advocates for our physical, mental, social and political well­­­-being.

 

We create safe and vibrant spaces to gather and celebrate our lives.

Hudson Pride Center (HPC) is a leading provider of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer/Questioning (LGBTQ) cultural sensitivity training throughout New Jersey. Our 25-year history of providing the social and wellness services needed to establish a home and a voice to the LGBTQ community of Hudson County has enabled us to establish a training program designed to enhance the ability of service providers to deliver LGBTQ-affirming care to this all too often marginalized client population. 
 
We know that developing a sense of cultural humility is a process that takes time (and, frankly, is never fully completed). We, therefore, host three levels of training that address various aspects of LGBT-affirming care within set time-spans:
  • 101 (90 min) – Reviews basic concepts of sexuality and appropriate terminology
  • 201 (3.5 hours) – 101 content + explores issues of discrimination, power, and privilege
  • 301 (6 hours) .- 201 content +  explores organizational change and issues specifically relevant to training host/audience (healthcare facility staff, health issues common to LGBTQ; school staff, bullying, transgender bathrooms, etc,)
 
HPC also offers several 2-3 hour HIV/AIDS trainings specifically designed to meet the learning needs of addiction/mental health professionals, of other service professionals (e.g., teachers, social service workers) and of general community members (e.,g., business owners, clients, parents, college students, etc.).  Please note that these trainings are not medically-focused and no licensed medical provider delivers them, but they will cover health and health-related topics. 
 
Each of these trainings explore, to various degrees, the basic biology of HIV disease, its history, and impact on marginalized communities, the basics of current HIV treatment and prevention and what we can do to help (e.g., for mental health professional trainings, there will be an HIV adherence counseling module; for teacher trainings – an LGBT-inclusive safer sex education module; for community trainings – an HIV prevention education module, etc.).  
 
Lastly, HPC can also offer Technical Assistance in LGBTQ-affirming care by coming to your agency and helping you to review your organization’s policies and procedures and environmental spaces to assess how LGBTQ-affirming they are and then work with your leadership to make appropriate revisions so your agency will be viewed as an LGBTQ-affirming space by the LGBTQ community you serve – or wish to serve.. 
 
Please note that there are fees specific to the delivery of our various trainings. For information about our fees, please contact our COO, Elizabeth Schedl at elizabeth@hudsonpride.org or 201-963-4779 ext. 110.
 
To schedule a training or discuss educational content in further detail, please contact our Clinical Director, David Rosen at drosen@hudsonpride.org. With sufficient advanced notice, he may be able to secure Continuing Education credits for some programs and disciplines –  please discuss such needs with him as soon into the process as possible so he can look into the associated fees and turn-around time to determine if CE can be secured for your program..