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Pridelines Youth Services Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Centers & Clubs

Mission: To support, educate and empower South Florida’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth and the community at large in safe and diverse environments through affirming programs and services to promote dialogue, wellness and foster social change.

Community Stories

15 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got the opportunity to learn about Pridelines this year after meeting Mary-Joe Castells. Their vision and desire to service de community captivated me. Since then I have had the blessing of meeting people Pridelines has touched with the hard work of their team and volunteers. Pridelines is doing a great job helping lgbtq youth feel safe and giving them tools that help them improve their lives. Their team strives for inclusion and awareness, allowing individuals and the community in general to see and seek path beyond stereotypes and stigma.
Anyone going to Pridelines will find a wonderful group of people with open arms ready to love them no matter what.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pridelines is a wonderful, welcoming organization, which is housed in a beautiful space in Miami. I was part of an event held there a few weeks ago and was so inspired by the CEO and managers presentations that I expressed my desire to help prepare LGTBQ youth for the job market.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am so amazed and impressed by the kindness and generosity of services Pridelines provides. It truly is wonderful to know there is a heartfelt organization like Pridelines here in our community doing so much good for our LGBT youth! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I originally volunteered for Pridelines because I believed in their mission. I continue to volunteer because I saw first hand the complete devotion and passion that this organization has for the community they serve. Often time when people volunteer, you leave the events introspective and solemn...With Pridelines, I always leave completely fulfilled and full of energy. You can see so clearly the huge difference they are making. The love in the room is palpable, as corny as that may sound. Their mission is not a "pity party" but rather an invitation to be a part of something bigger, a genuine extended family.

Juan Carlos M.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is amazing what they do for the community and specially to those young people who are not accepted by others

George M.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I would like to say that pridelines has done an amazing job of helping the LBGTQIA community in south Florida. I have had the pleasure of volunteering with them during South Beach Pride and for their Gala. It feels me with an enmorous sense of pride, that I could help a litte. From the work they do fighting Trans homelessness to the support groups they provide to those with HIV/AIDs they continue to do important work. From Ken the volunteer coordinator that inspires us, to Craig that shows great humility and warmness and sets an example of what can be done with clear goals. This has inspired to make a clothing drive and set up gaming events for this great charity. If you are in need or are looking for a great charity to work with in South Florida, Pridelines youth services are the best - GM

Board Member

Rating: 5

I have worked with Pridelines for 4 years. In that time I have been humbled by the organizations commitment and service to the South Florida LGBTQ community. Whether its providing homeless youth essential services through project safe or HIV/AIDS support to the entire community Pridelines has been supporting a under served community since 1982.

Matt S.2

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Pridelines is Safety, its a place where you can be whoever you want, whenever you want. There is no judgement, no one questions you, they just accept you with open arms and big smiles. The work that Pridelines does is very important, the young people that they serve depend on them for food, clothing, bus cards, etc. I have never seem a more dedicated and passionate team.

Tremaine J.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Great organization! I love the work that Pridelines does for the community. Especially their Health Services department who have great, competent and safe staff that provide HIV/STI Testing.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a current intern, I can say that everyone at Pridelines has a sense of genuineness, pride, and devotion and overall feels like one big family unit. The atmosphere also feels like a home setting and the services provided for the community brings a sense of togetherness. I’m glad I made my choice at Pridelines.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Its a really great experience. the staff is nice and everyone is always so welcoming.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Really nice people and alot of resources. A safe place for lgbtq youth.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was coming to Pridelines long before I understood my own identity (way back in high school and college). In the late 90's, Pridelines was the only place that many of my friends could be themselves; I was so grateful for the space that was provided for them, and for the fact that they often brought me along (even though I was just the "straight tomboy"). I will never forget those "Gay Prom" years -- Temple Israel packed wall-to-wall with youth, TP Lords, The Real World -- great memories!

Now, many years later, I get the honor and privilege to work for this agency every day. Watching Pridelines grow into the community Center that it is now has been really inspiring. I am so thankful for our history, for the work that was done then, for the work that is done now, and for the many ways that I've gotten to participate over the years.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a volunteer it was difficult to find a nonprofit that supported causes I am passionate about. After a friend of mine referred me to Pridelines I decided to check out the place for myself. Needless to say I was not disappointed, the staff are friendly, the environment is clean and comforting, and they are very involved with their community. I spoke to a couple of staff members and volunteers and decided to become a volunteer myself. Pridelines is a safe space for people like myself and I could not be more happy with the way I am treated as a volunteer and member of the LGBTQ+ community.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been a fan/supporter of Pridelines for over a decade. I get so much pleasure out of watching them grow and succeed. As they continue to grow, they do so with youth in mind -
always. From their fabulous fundraisers like the Masquerade Ball to hosting CampOUT for LGBTQ youth, they've always been there for LGBTQ youth in any way that they need support. With this new center, young people can even take showers and have access to free clothing and daily meals. This is why I will always be a donor. You can actually see where your money is going. To the entire team, keep up the good work!!