Anti-discrimination training for NJ social service agencies

Effort to overcome reluctance of homeless in LGBTQI+ community to access services over fears of discrimination

For homeless members of the LGBTQI+ community, there has been a reluctance to access available services over fears of discrimination. So the Department of Human Services has partnered with Rutgers University and the Hudson Pride Center to provide anti-discrimination training to social service agencies.

Elisa Neira, deputy commissioner at DHS, explains efforts to create a more inclusive space. “We started delivering these trainings in June during Pride Month and so far we have trained about 300 staff members across shelters in our state,” said Neira.

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