Who We Are
Five years ago in Mobile, Alabama, a group of community leaders and volunteers came together to create a peer support group for LGBTQ teens. Over time, the support group unearthed broader issues facing LGBTQ youth in the area, underscoring the need for a project that could adequately respond to those issues.
About our programs
What We Do
Prism United is developing programs for LGBTQ youth and the people who care for them. Our Prism Youth program provides support groups, event nights, and other services to teens (14-18) and pre-teens (10-13). Our Prism Families program provides a support group for parents, siblings, and friends of LGBTQ youth.
We developed and led a Virtual Gatherings Training for our facilitators. In the training, we aimed to bring more structure to our virtual gatherings and to empower our facilitators with specialized roles.We completed our biannual staff & volunteer evaluations. In...
With heavy and inspired hearts, the Prism board recently accepted Justin Litaker’s resignation from Prism United. Justin is a co-founder of the organization and has served as co-executive director since its conception. His work on Prism didn’t begin in 2018 when it...
Last week, members of the Prism family told us by video what Prism United means to them. You can listen to their messages here: https://vimeo.com/413800979 Because of COVID-19, Prism United's funding has taken a major hit. Our two biggest fundraisers—Come Out...
Prism United responds to the comprehensive needs of LGBTQ youth. Specifically, Prism works to mitigate the psychological, socio-economic, and academic disadvantages caused by repression and victimization.