The Trevor Project, Inc.

Rating: 4.93 stars   157 reviews

Issues: Civil Rights, Children & Youth, Mental Health, LGBTQ

Location: 8704 Santa Monica Blvd Ste. 200 West Hollywood CA 90069 USA

Mission: The Trevor Project is the leading national organization focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth. The Trevor Helpline, 866.4.U.TREVOR (866.488.7386), is a free and confidential Helpline open 24/7 that offers hope through its trained counselors. The Trevor Helpline receives tens of thousands of calls each year. In addition to the helpline, the organization's website provides information on identifying and assisting potentially suicidal youth and Ask Trevor, a confidential resource where youth can ask questions about sexual orientation and identity issues. The Trevor Project also provides lifesaving guidance and vital resources to educators and parents. The organization was founded by three filmmakers whose film, Trevor, about a teenager who attempts suicide after realizing that he might be gay, received the 1994 Academy Award for Best Short Film (Live Action). Governed by a 30-person Board of Directors, The Trevor Project has an operating budget of $6 million, a full time staff of 30+ and more than 500 dedicated volunteers.
Results: The Trevor Helpline fielded over 30,000 calls in 2012 and has answered over 300,000 calls since inception. In 2011, the White House honored The Trevor Project as a leading innovator in the realm of suicide prevention as part of the “Champions of Change” initiative. The White House initiative, “Champions of Change, Winning the Future across America” profiles individuals and organizations that are helping the country rise to the challenges of the 21st century. Recognized as a national leader, Trevor has played a key role as an appointee of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, and has been a leading crisis resource for anti-bullying initiatives, including StopBullying.gov.
Target demographics: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning Youth ages 13 - 24
Geographic areas served: United States
Programs: THE TREVOR LIFELINE – 866.488.7386 [U.S. CALLS ONLY] The Trevor Lifeline is the only free and confidential crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ youth available 24/7 anywhere in the U.S. Each year trained volunteers take tens of thousands of calls from young people across the country at each of our 3 call centers named for Trevor co-founder Randy Stone and LGBT civil rights leader Harvey Milk. The Trevor Lifeline is accredited as an exemplary crisis intervention program by the American Association for Suicidology. TREVORCHAT TrevorChat is a free, confidential, secure online messaging service that provides live help through this website. TrevorChat is only intended to assist those who are not at risk for suicide. It's available Friday, Saturday and Monday between the hours of 1:00 PM Pacific (4:00 PM Eastern) and 7:00 PM Pacific (10:00 PM Eastern). Connect with a volunteer who can support you with your concerns and questions. [U.S. Residents only] http://www.thetrevorproject.org/chat ASK TREVOR "Ask Trevor" is an online, non-time sensitive question and answer resource for young people with questions surrounding sexual orientation and gender identity. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/asktrevor/ TREVORSPACE TrevorSpace.org is a social networking community for LGBTQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies. Youth can create personal profiles and connect with other young people around the world, as well as find resources within their communities. The software used to create TrevorSpace was donated to The Trevor Project by Tim Gill, an American software entrepreneur and philanthropist. http://www.trevorspace.org/ YOUTH ADVISORY COUNCIL The Youth Advisory Council (YAC) serves as a liaison between youth nationwide and The Trevor Project, as it relates to young people and the issues surrounding suicide, sexuality and gender identity. The YAC submits recommendations to The Trevor Project in an effort to increase Trevor visibility and best serve the LGBTQ youth population. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/YAC TREVOR AMBASSADORS Trevor Ambassadors are key volunteer groups in 7 major U.S. cities who work to expand Trevor's program, communications and fundraising efforts to new geographic areas, helping to ensure LGBTQ youth have the support they need locally when they face a suicide crisis. There are Trevor Ambassadors in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C. Trevor Ambassadors are not chapters. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/ambassadors TEAM TREVOR Team Trevor is a suite of age-appropriate suicide prevention education tools including workshops, webinars and classroom toolkits. Team Trevor includes: Trevor Lifeguard Workshops - a structured, age-appropriate curriculum with trained facilitators that addresses topics including sexual orientation and gender identity, the impacts of language and behavior on LGBTQ youth and suicide prevention skills in schools. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/LWP
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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Thank you Trevor Project for all the support you have provided to the community! You have an amazing hardworking staff and I hope you will continue to provide the well needed support you have.

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extremely kind and helpful.

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2009-6-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Amazing staff and team! Great mission and great cause. Such a great resource to youth across America. The Trevor Project, Inc. is a amazing resource to all youth, not just the LGBTQ community.

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the outreach to the youth of america today

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Be proud to be part of something so great.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

is their willingness to continue to work hard and reach out to the youth of today

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great, personable, and willing to help in any way they can

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help reach out the the many young LGBTQ youth members who are currently expereince hardships or suicidal thoughts

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I was able to meet more of the youths who have been affected by this great organization.

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donations through the hard economy.

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they are a dedicated and great team.

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6 people found this review helpful

It's simple, I felt alienated and I needed someone anonymous to talk to. Someone who wouldn't pass judgement and wouldn't know who I was after I hung up. But I also needed someone who cared. Thank you.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

open and caring. Way more excited than I thought they would be.

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2009-2-01

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8 people found this review helpful

Many LGBT children lead isolated lives because of their inability to find resources and others like them. The Trevor Project really serves this community by providing the support and networking that these children lack. By addressing a particularly vulnerable group - kids in their mid and late teens - they have undoubtably given a helping hand to those who would have otherwise turned to other outlets such as drugs or self abuse.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

shaping teenage lives.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

they reach to a truly vulnerable group.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very helpful and informative.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

reach more children to provide awareness and prevent self abuse.

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2008-9-01

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3 people found this review helpful

It's a great resource. I had the pleasure of meeting a few members and volunteers and they provide a great service.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

extremely helpful and knowledgeable and were very passionate about their cause.

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2009-10-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I've never had the problem, but I could imagine how The Trevor Project can help the LGBT youth in need, and save lives! It's a much needed service to our community, and to help youth who lost their direction in life.

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my friends.

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2009-1-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I love these guys. All the people are so attractive and hard. working! Hands down the best. The Trevor Project ftw!!!

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Kind people

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Great

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Get me married

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2009-7-01

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3 people found this review helpful

I grew up not being able to identify with anyone. It wasn't until I got older that I experienced things that made me aware of who I truly was. To spend the better part of your youth in confusion is like being locked in the darkness. The Trevor Project reaches out to those like myself and it would've been helpful if i knew about non-profit organizations like this when I was younger. Keep up the good work and continue lending a kind ear to those who need it.

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The friends that it's helped and i am in awe of the trevor project.

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4 people found this review helpful

Great site, lots of good information and good people. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in doing some good work and helping out people in need

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the people were amazing

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11 people found this review helpful

Excellent site for GLBT networking. I even met my boyfriend on this site as well as many other lifelong friends. Truly saved my life!

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All very professional and kind.

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