At the Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine our diversity statement, policy and One Table initiative all highlight respect and understanding for everyone. To foster inclusiveness for the LGBTQIA+ community and create a network of allies, we’ve established a group of faculty and staff who are SAFE ZONE trained.

Being SAFE ZONE trained means an individual has completed a specific curriculum and wants to communicate to others that they are open to talking about and being supportive of LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Asexual) individuals and identities.

SAFE ZONES have become prevalent on college campuses around the world and the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) developed Ally curriculum for member institutions.

For more information on how to become a Safe Zone Ally, email .

Why have SAFE ZONES?


Amanda Dickey, Counseling services (Local)
Prism Counseling

PFLAG Dothan and the Wiregrass (local)
Email :

PFLAG is the nation’s largest LGBTQ+ family and ally organization, with over 400 local chapters dedicated to creating safe communities for LGBTQ+ individuals and families.

Trevor Project Lifeline: (800) 788-7386
The Trevor Lifeline provides support to LGBTQ youths and allies in crisis or in need of a safe and judgment-free place to talk.

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) LGBTQI Page
This page highlights the unique mental health needs of the LGBTQ+ community and includes hotlines and resources to help address those needs.

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline for LGBTQ+ Community: (800) 273-8255
This page offers information and resources for LGBTQ+ individuals who are struggling with suicidal feelings or mental health crises.