CAMBA’s Youth Making Health a Priority (YMHP) aims to reduce transmission of HIV among young men who have sex with men (YMSM) ages 13-29, including those who identify as transgender or gender nonconforming, with a focus on communities of color in Brooklyn. YMHP uses a strength-based, youth development approach to provide culturally competent and comprehensive prevention and support services, including: client recruitment through enhanced and new media outreach; health education and risk reduction counseling; HIV, STD, and HCV testing and screening; a PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) support program; linkage, navigation, and retention to care; linkage to supportive services; and condom education and distribution. YMHP also offers the locally developed intervention I Werk!, which seeks to reduce barriers to employment for YMSM of color. I Werk! integrates social activities, sexual health education, and job development workshops, including resume-building and interviewing; dressing for success and linkage to professional attire resources; educational pathways to careers; internships and linkage to LGBTQ+-friendly employers; and postplacement support. All YMHP services are provided in English and Spanish.
Program staff provides services and interventions at our Community Office at 1259 Flatbush Avenue. We also provide services at other locations within the community, such as schools and other agencies that have programs for YMSM. This program is funded by the NYS AIDS Institute.
Please contact us if you are a YMSM between the ages of 13-29 and want to be sure you have all the information and resources you need to protect yourself. You can reach our Flatbush Avenue staff at (718) 675-3372, ext. 52011.
Eligibility: Young Men who have Sex with Men (YMSM) ages 13-29, including those who identify as transgender or gender non-conforming.
Clients Served Annually: 300
Referrals Accepted: Yes
Brooklyn Community Pride Center
1360 Fulton Street
CAMBA Community Office
1259 Flatbush Avenue