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Causes: Children & Youth, Children & Youth Services, Civil Rights, Hot Lines & Crisis Intervention, Lesbian & Gay Rights, LGBTQ, Mental Health

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

Community Stories

57 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Rating: 5

I volunteered for the project and boy was I PROUD OF IT! This group is the Mother Theresa for young LGBT. It has saved lives and made life much better

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Rating: 5

The Trevor Project is not only a good idea in theory, it has saved many lives, not to mention my own life more than once. I am so grateful that this organization exists. Without it, so many wonderful people wouldn't be here today. I am so glad that people are beginning to realize that LGBTQ youth are at risk for suicide. We still need to raise more awareness, but this is a wonderful start. The Trevor Project is not only a helpline, they also hold workshops and other things to help educate others about LGBTQ youth and suicide prevention. I really cannot say enough about this organization, it is such a wonderful idea and is filled with such wonderful, caring people.

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Rating: 5

An excellent organization that is in full force helping those at a time in life when you need all the emotional support you can get. I love the work they do and can't wait to get more involved.

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Rating: 5

This is a great organization providing our youth with an outlet to be able to express who they are and to find peace with themselves.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was lucky enough to spend an evening with the folks from the Trevor Project and it is unbelievable the amount of good that they do. Their commitment to such an important cause is astounding.

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Rating: 5

The Trevor Project is not only an organization I have enormous respect for, but an organization to which I have dedicated a great deal of my own time and energies. They are literally the barrier between a young person and death in many cases. I could tell countless stories of people's lives touched or even saved by a phone call to Trevor. I am proud to be a part of this great team, and greatly admire and appreciate the work they do.

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Rating: 5

I was a volunteer at the '09 Gala event and was touched by all the love and support shown by members of the Trevor board who were there and working so hard to make the event as beatiful as possible. I was moved by the dedication of each member and was honored to help and be apart of such a wonderful organization. This organization is one of the most amazing nonprofits working as hard as they do to help those in need to help them feel better about who they are as people and reassure those individuals they are loved and have support and that they are beatiful people.

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Rating: 5

I am a current helpline counselor with the Trevor Project and have seen how important it is for us to have this resource available for the many people who reach out to the counselors on a daily basis. My fellow counselors are very dedicated and motivated to do everything they can to make a difference in the life of our callers whether it is by providing an understanding ear, a virtual shoulder to cry on or information on a useful resource. On many occasions we were able to provide support for our callers who wanted to speak with someone who could understand what they were going through.

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Rating: 5

I can't imagine what this world would be like without The Trevor Project. In such a vital time of debate over gay rights this organization literally saves those who fear losing their way. I commend Trevor for all the great work that they do and I hope that they continue to strive and grow in years to come.

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Rating: 5

It was about 3 in the morning in the spring of 2005. I had been tossing and turning in my sleep, feeling anxious and unsettled. I finally had had it, got up and googled a gay helpline. Trevor was the only 24-hour one I could find. I called, nervous as hell. And talked to someone on the phone, and whispered as quietly as I could that I was gay. (I didn't want my roommates to hear). But it felt like a bomb dropped, nevertheless. It was the first time I actually came out to someone, guilt-free and without feeling that I had caused a grievous sin. I felt silly. Here I was in my early-20s and was scared of my own gay shadow. The call helped me realize that I wasn't a freak, that what I was feeling was true and right, and that it was okay to talk about it. The helpline counselor gave me the courage to step out and establish my life as an out gay man. What a load off my back! Fast forward two years later, I had forgotten about the helpline that helped give me a sense of identity and happiness. I was now more involved than ever in all-things gay: PFLAG, gay soccer team, queer 20s group, etc. One night, I came across a blog that mentioned that there was going to be a New York office being established. Trevor was looking for counselors. I applied, and I was thankfully selected to be in the first class of the East Coast Call Center. I have been a counselor ever since, trying to give back any way I can. Trevor saved my life. I can honestly say that. Before, I had no one to talked to. I was alone. I was miserable. And so now, I don't want anyone to feel that way, especially kids who grow up thinking that they're freaks because they like or love someone of the same sex. They shouldn't have to. Trevor opened up my heart, and I hope you open yours by donating. Thank you.