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 offers programming for LGBTQ youth and the people who care for them. Our youth programs—Prism Teens and Prism Preteens—provide in-person and virtual gatherings, special events, and other services for youth ages 10-18. Our Prism Families program provides peer support and local resources for family members of LGBTQ youth.
We teamed up with our friends at Lifelines Counseling to provide a socially-distanced, outdoor event called "Mugs & Feelings". The event gave our teens an opportunity to reconnect, to talk about life during the pandemic, and to enjoy some hot drinks....
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...
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.