A Safe Setting for LGBTQ Youth

Services provided at prism youth initiative


"We strive to provide a safe and empowering place for LGBTQ Youth of Manatee County."


Empowerment of our Youth -


  • Prism provides advocacy, and referrals for services, as well as education about bullying, suicide prevention, HIV prevention and other LGBTQ issues.
  • Prism enhances our youths' lives by involving them in community events as well as hosting field trips to theatre, museums, etc.
  • Prism provides a safe space for youth ages 13-23 to be themselves and build social support networks.
  • Prism works with CAN Community Health, Manatee Children's Services and other community organizations, to provide services for youth ages 13-17.
  • Prism offers referrals for youth counseling if needed, by licensed psychotherapists who have expertise in LGBTQ issues. If no insurance is available, counseling at no cost can be arranged.

Prism Youth Initiative