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  

2 people found this review helpful

This is a fantastic organization. The Trevor Project was the first organization to provide suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQ+ youth, and they have grown so much in the last 16 years. What started off a simple telephone hotline has now grown to also include communication with youth via texting, online chat, letter-writing, online social space with other youth, and countless social media services with which to interact. The Trevor Project works tirelessly to ensure that LGBTQ+ youth in crisis have someone to turn to, someone to talk to, and someone to tell them that they are not alone.

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It would be helpful to raise awareness in other parts of the country where this is most needed. Having offices in LA and New York are great, but it's youth in the south and midwest who really need these services the most, where their communities and families are more likely to denounce them. A lot of those kids never hear about the Trevor Project, so I would love to see some awareness raised in those areas.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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1 person found this review helpful

This is a terrific organization helping meet a critical need in our community. With the spotlight on youth bullying and suicides, I know they have been busier than ever with the surge of media coverage. Although I have not been on the phone calling in for help, I have been brought in as youth to help train volunteers and also now as a trans-identified (specifically: genderqueer) person to share my unique experiences. I love what they stand for and hope to keep helping them do the great work they are able to accomplish. My hat goes off to those who volunteer who must be emotionally drained from hearing heartbreaking stories. Thank you, Trevor Project, for helping make this world a better, kinder and more loving place.

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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28 people found this review helpful

The Trevor Project and all of their wonderful volunteers are the best! I have never been around so many awesome people who care so much for so many! Without ANY complaints!! I am truly looking forward to helping out in the future! This is a cause that is in need of supporting, mature individuals who can actually listen and help, instead of lie to them like so many do! I tell EVERYONE I know about this project, even those who are not necessarily supportive of the lifestyle and I have never received a bad response! I can't wait to help in the future! Thanks especially to Brian & Daman! You both rock!

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

Emails, people themselves, internet. This is a Great project! Saving lives is a duty we all should share!

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

actually seeing the results that the project can do, I got to see in person some kids that were directly helped via Trevor. I am proud to say that I actually was involved if only in some small way.

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

so very helpful, non judgmental, caring and all around wonderful people.

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

save the lives of so many wonderful kids and young adults!

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2009-6-01

 
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25 people found this review helpful

I learned about The Trevor Project,Inc through my school's GSA. Once I joined trevorspace.org and saw the safe options, I was hooked. I realized that here was a safe place for me to talk with other LGBT peoples about the issues I care about. Since being a member I have enjoyed the sites available bulletins and the people who care as much as i do about our rights.

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

it's role to promote the right's pf LGBT peoples and awareness of the surrounding issues.

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

run the way it is now

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not of enough publicity

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2009-1-01

 
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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

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

the people were amazing

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2008-1-01

 
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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!

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

All very professional and kind.

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2009-7-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

This is an amazing site, helped me so much. This site helps lgbt youth, amazing job. Well worth this award.

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

many ways. I've used this site. Helped me make better choices.

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

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

help many more kids when dealing with socitey.

Ways to make it better...

I had had this site eariler in life.

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6 people found this review helpful

I've seen the results of this organization in small rural conservative areas, that is why i feel they are doing a wondertastic job.

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

Small rural areas in conservative texas.

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

Is how they reach out to the glbt community

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nothing could make it better.

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2009-7-01

 
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4 people found this review helpful

The Trevor Project is an amazing organization, led by people with huge hearts. From the first moment that I volunteered for them, I felt welcome and appreciated. It was one of the best group of people that I met while I lived in Los Angeles.

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

all kind, gracious, and absolutely lovable. Events were always well-run, which made volunteering for them enjoyable.

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2006-6-01

 
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5 people found this review helpful

The Trevor Project is an amazing organization which saves the lives of hundreds of young people every year and gives them an outlet to speak to people that understand the things they go through. To save a life....How much more can you say about a caring organization like the Trevor Project?

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

testimonials and speakers explaining the great things the Trevor Project accomplishes every year.

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

Do my best to spread the word about this life saving organization.

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

The people that run the show...They are very dedicated and goal oriented people.

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

Friendly and outgoing, I personally worked side by side with some amazing individuals.

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

Save more lives of the young people that need somebody to talk to.

Ways to make it better...

I could have contributed more to this great cause.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Getting the message out...That there is somebody to talk to if you are a LGBT young person, that wants to talk with somebody that cares.

One thing I'd also say is that...

This organization is not just trying to make a point....it is saving lives of young people everyday. Who wouldn't want to be a part of that?

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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