What is Project Believe?

Project Believe is an individual counseling program that provides free 1-on-1 sessions for gay, bi, pan, queer, questioning and trans young men between the ages of 12-29 years old. With our help, you’ll improve your sex life, relationships, grades and your mood. We’re here to support you and help you.

What does it offer?  

Your personal journey and struggles are unique. You need someone who can understand you in a place that supports you! We know the world is full of hate and sometimes your mind is your own worst enemy. That’s why provide a safe environment that supports your individual needs, along with all these FREE perks.

  • 7 weeks of 1-on-1 counseling.
  • HIV testing and treatment
  • Hepatitis B and C testing
  • Condoms and lube
  • Self-defense, yoga and jujitsu classes.
  • $50 gift cards

All of our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL to males between the ages of 12-29 years old regardless of insurance or immigration status.

Here's how we can help you:


Come out of the closet!

This is your journey, we’re just here to hold your hand. Whether you need a judgment free, supportive environment that you can vent in or someone who can help you plan out the coming out process. Project Believe will help you set weekly goals that will tackle any fears you have about coming out. You’ll set the pace, and we’ll take it one week at a time. You’ll be kicking down that closet door in no time.


Keep your grades up!

Getting good grades goes beyond just school work. Our sex life, family drama, personal relationships and party life, all affects our education goals. Let’s sit down and figure out what exactly is draining your time and motivation. You are incredibly smart and we’ll work together to shrink those problems down so you can focus on your school work.


Help you get a man!

Maybe you’ve already found the man of your dreams but you’re finding it hard to keep it all together. Relationships are hard work, we understand that. Together we can work towards getting your sexual and emotional needs met with your partner. We’ll find solutions to find a middle ground in love and life, so you can live happily ever after.


Help you keep a man!

Whether you’ve never had a man or just can seem to keep one down, we will help you find exactly what your body and your heart desires. You will create realistic expectations for yourself, differentiate what a good and a bad relationship looks like and learn to deal with rejection all while having us as cheerleaders rooting for you on the sidelines. Imagine how much more confident you’ll be! 


Better sex!

Okay! We’re not going to jump in bed with you and tell you where everything goes, we’re pretty sure you’ve got that down. What we can do is explore all the sexy options that you have, weather its learning how to use sex toys, sampling lube, putting on condoms or practicing that dirty talk before it gets to the bedroom. We will make you feel even sexier, safer and more confident with your sexual experiences.


Improving your mood!

We’ve all felt really down at some point in our lives. It’s actually more common than you think. Project believe will identify and help improve all of the things that stress you out and keep you feeling sad and anxious. Maybe your mom won’t accept you, your friends keep hating on you, your boyfriend cheated on you or your school work is overwhelming; whatever it is, we will help you work through it. You’ll feel so much better!

$50 gift cards are given to all participants

We're not like the others

  • Fast enrollment - Being a small organization, we can get you enrolled and in a session in a few days. No long wait times or waiting lists!

  • Short commitment – We know you've got places to be, things and people to do, so we’ll keep it short and sweet. We’ll give you the tools that you need and send you on your way to live a better life!

  • Discreet - Don't get us wrong, we have plenty of PRIDE around here but we understand that some of our clients may not feel comfortable walking into a place with rainbow flags all over the place. Plus, everything is confidential.

  • Latino Staff – We get you! We know the culture and the struggles, not only as an organization, but from our own individual experiences.

  • It’s all about you – No 12-steps or counselor agenda. Our program is designed for you to take the lead. You’ll create your own goals and you’ll reach them.

Don't let these things hold you back!

  • The cost of mental health - All of our programs are free regardless of insurance and immigration status.

  • Perception of others - We can keep a secret! Everything you say in our sessions is confidential. Our location is very discreet, so no one has to know anything and If you need an excuse to be here, we’ve got volunteer letters we can print out for you. Now you have no excuse!

  • Consistency and other responsibilities - Being a small organization, we can get you enrolled and in a session in LESS THAN A WEEK.  We know you've got places to be and things and people to do, so we provide 7 weeks of counseling to fit your busy schedule! We’re also open on Saturdays!

  • I’m not gay - We’re not crazy about labels around here. Not to be nosy but we just really want to know who you’ve been sleeping with.  If you’re a guy who is currently sleeping with guys, thinking of sleeping with guys or has ever slept with a guy, then this is the program for you!


"Project believe gave me an environment where I could really vent and say what I feel, just get it all out there. In certain environments it's not okay to say what you're feeling but project believe did not create that type of atmosphere. I was free here, free to say what I wanted.” 
-  Thomas Bonilla
“It allowed me to own my gender and my sexuality. It made me proud of myself in many ways. After I came to Project Believe I didn’t feel like I needed to hide anything about myself.”
-  Kaiden Z
“I was never really good at managing stress and anger but Project Believe helped me become more aware of all the things that kept making me upset. Now I can manage situations better and see things differently. Everything I've learned I can use in everyday life, even now that the program is over.” -  Daniel Ortiz

Are you Ready? Call us or send us a message. Whichever is easier for you!

Have questions? Give Alan a call at 213-268-8450 or fill out the form below.