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June 30, 2009

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June 30, 2009

I am a volunteer helpline counselor with the Trevor Helpline. TTP is an amazing organization that has such a huge positive impact on the LGBTQ youth of this country. The staff really knows how to make the volunteers feel appreciated and it has been an absolute joy to give my time to this wonderful and valuable organization. I can't think of a better place to give my efforts to.

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

the LGBTQ community.

Ways to make it better...

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

make the training a bit more broken up, into smaller intervals.

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

the positive immediate impact I feel I am having on the LGBTQ youth community.

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

extremely knowledgeable and helpful.

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

probably save even more lives and have an even bigger positive impact on the LGBTQ community as a whole. Maybe even go international.

Ways to make it better...

the training would have been a bit more spread out.

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

budgetary constraints and homophobia.

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

the organization needs more woman to remain active within the helpline counseling community.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 30, 2009

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June 30, 2009

I have been a donor and volunteer helpline counselor for nearly three years, and I cannot imagine a better place to give of myself.

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

knowing that I'm doing something to help make someone else's life a little bit easier.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 30, 2009

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June 30, 2009

This is an amazing organization. I have been involved with Trevor for the last 2 years now and have such an amazing journey. The hotline is available 24/7 and reaches millions of LGBTQ youth. There is no more valuable organization to help build and protect the future of the LGBTQ community.

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

every shift I cover, I know we make a difference

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

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Ways to make it better...

more exposure by reaching more LGBTQ youth.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 29, 2009

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June 29, 2009

I've been with The Trevor Project (TTP) for nearly a year and it has changed my life forever. I have been given the opportunity to save young powerful educated LGBTQ youth in their time of need. These youth have reminded me, that without TTP, they would not have the strength to fight. To fight for equal rights, to fight for themselfes and the cards they've been dealt. To fight for what they believe, for happiness, and for strength to empower themselves to make a difference in their own world. Everyday when I work with Trevor Staff, it reminds me that without them, it wouldn't be possible. Without the funds of $15.00 per call, we wouldn't have the ability to empower the youth, and that there would be no light at the end of their tunnel, in a time of need

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

life itself, including my own.

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

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

the great individuals that make it happen can only be superseded, by the lives that I have saved.

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

amazing in everyway possible and are involved for the same reason that I am, for change and empowerment of the LGBTQ Youth.

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

spread the word that LGBTQ don't need to be scared anymore, that The Trevor Project could help them, by other avenues of counseling or programs and always remembering them that they are not alone.

Ways to make it better...

the world we lived in, didn't need our services- but until then I am glad to know that The Trevor Project is there.

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

finding the right counselors that have the ability to assist those in a time of need, it's not as easy as some may think.

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

if it wasn't for The Trevor Project, LGBTQ Youth may take their own life more frequently and change would never come in the journey of equal rights.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 29, 2009

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June 29, 2009

The Trevor Project is one of the best organizations I have volunteered with. The counselor training is phenomenal and the clinical support is amazing. All of the counselors are so passionate about the Trevor Project mission and they are wonderful on the phones. It is the only group I know of that reaches out to some many young GLBT people and lets them know that help is there for them and life is worth living.

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

the training they provide to the volunteers and the counseling they provide on the phones.

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

helping the youth throughout this country to realize that they are amazing people and we need them to stay alive to contribute all their amazing talents to this world.

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

super passionate and some of the best people I have met in NYC.

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

provide training in all of the schools about suicide prevention and answer so many more calls.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 29, 2009

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June 29, 2009

The Trevor Project is an outstanding non-profit organization committed to literally saving lives of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, Transgender and Questioning) youth, (ages 13-24) everyday, 24/7. Everyday phone calls are received an answered by volunteers. Sometimes, a young person calling in may have a simple question about their sexuality, other times, they are ready to end their life at that moment with a gun or a bottle of pills in their hand -- but they have called The Trevor Project's toll free number to reach out before they end their life. Calls are taken from all over the country from large and small cities to rural towns. Every Trevor Project helpline counselor receives extensive training before they ever answer a phone call. I know lives are saved by The Trevor Project, because I have personally helped several young people not to kill themselves and have sent emergency services to several individuals who were going to take their own life. The Trevor Project will take a phone call from any person regardless of their age or sexual orientation and help them regardless of what their situation is. Some callers are in crisis, some are suicidal and other callers just need to talk to someone and have them listen. There are many links on the The Trevor Project's website -- www.thetrevorproject.org for young people. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and TrevorBlog have now become resources for youth to further assist young people. There is a link entitled "Suicide Resources" which lists resources across the entire country for young people who may need help. This particular link offers not only suicidal resources, but other organizations such as health and counseling centers for LGBTQ youth. The Trevor Survival Kit can be requested by any organization and will be mailed out. The kit contains posters, resource guides, phone number cards, a video and instructional program information for organizations or schools to discuss the myriad of issues surrounding suicide, personal identity and sexual orientation. In addition, a resource guide can be downloaded from the website. The organization has also established a social network called www.TrevorSpace.org where youth can reach out to each other and where articles are posted by The Trevor Project. The entire staff is committed to helping saving lives and they know that volunteers are a key resource. The staff constantly encourages feedback from the volunteers to improve the organization. But most importantly, the staff reacts to the feedback given by volunteers and takes the feedback, either negative or positive, in a constructive and positive manner. The Trevor Project sponsors outreach programs to middle and high schools, and works closely with other organizations to end the discrimination of those young individuals who may have a different sexual preference, gender identity or are questioning any aspect of themself. Volunteering for The Trevor Project has changed my life forever. Knowing that there are young people in this country who are suffering or wanting to kill themself because parents, family, friends, teachers, religious organizations or school officials do not want to accept what a young person feels about their sexual identity or orientation has prompted me to continue to be an advocate for LGBTQ youth for the rest of my life. I am proud to be associated with The Trevor Project as a volunteer helpline counselor and work as a team with other counselors and the staff to end prejudice and save young lives. Most importantly, it an honor and a privilege to talk to young people on every single call I answer. Young people are intelligent, sensitive and smart. I am proud to be available to any young person that calls The Trevor Project for any assistance they need. I know that on the other line a young person may just have a simple question or is reaching out for help and, I, volunteering on behalf of The Trevor Project, may be the last resource or person they have to talk to before they decide to end their precious life. If it wasn't for The Trevor Project, who would a young person have called? Please help me to honor and endorse The Trevor Project which continues to be of service and save lives. You can read more about The Trevor Project by visiting www.thetrevorproject.org. If you are a young person in crisis or considering suicide, or just need to talk to someone about any issue, please feel free to confidentially call the toll-free Trevor helpline phone number at 1-866-4-U-TREVOR (1 866-488-7386). Every phone line counselor wants to be available to help you and will treat you with respect, sensitivity and assist you with your situation. The Trevor Project believes all lives are important and is available to help you.

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

the way it has impacted the LGBTQ youth community by educating adults who serve the youth of America and by saving lives through the confidential toll free phone number that young people can call when they are suicidal or in a crisis situation.

Ways to make it better...

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

continue to follow-thru on all the hard work that the past and present staff and volunteers have worked on to visualize, create and implement to educate and save the lives of LGBTQ youth across The United States.

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

the fact that I have personally contributed to saving the lives of several indviduals by being available to answer their phone call. Also the statf leadership and dediciation of Phoenix Schneider, Michael Vacha Jr. and Dave Reynolds is outstanding.

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

outstanding in each and every way. The staff and volunteers are sensitive, keen, professional and knowledgeable. They are focused on crisis and suicide prevention efforts among lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

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

help save many more young lives by being able to expand it's communication efforts, hiring more staff, and help to save the lives of the other 35,000 young people that kill themself every year. The cost of each phone call at The Trevor Project is $15.00.

Ways to make it better...

prejudice for all people in this country was not tolerated regardless of sexual identity or orientation and I didn't have to volunteer at The Trevor Project to talk to young people and help them not kill themself because of how they personally identify.

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

money. As a non-profit organization, the The Trevor Project relies on donations to operate.

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

I know, in my heart, if it wasn't for The Trevor Project, there would be thousands of lives that would not be around today because there would have been no phone number to call so a trained volunteer could help a young person not kill themself.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 28, 2009

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June 28, 2009

It's a group with such a clear sense of purpose. There's nothing political about it. The Trevor Project reaches out around the country to young adults, teens, and kids, who are in need of some kind of support. Whether suicidal, depressed, lonely, or just full of questions, TTP is there to help them. They are an amazing and heartfelt group of people. They are clearly making America safer for LBGTQ kids and giving them hope when they feel like giving up on life.

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

knowing that many lonely, depressed, or suicidal teenagers were more inspired to live after contacting us.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 27, 2009

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June 27, 2009

All of the volunteers are compassionate and dedicated to helping LGBT youth. The organization is unique in that it serves LGBT youth nationwide. I love the people of trevor project because they save lives and make a real positive difference.

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

previously suicidal people finding reasons to live.

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Ways to make it better...

There were more advertising in schools about the helpline.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 27, 2009

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June 27, 2009

Trevor is still the nation's only 24/7 suicide prevention and crisis intervention helpline for LGBTQ youth (though the helpline takes calls from anyone, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender ID). I am proud to be a helpline counselor playing a small part in the Trevor mission. I am constantly blown away by the feedback of callers who thank us for literally saving their lives; Trevor is often the last lifeline for kids (and adults) with no other place to turn. Trevor also takes its slogan "You Are Not Alone" directly into schools and community organizations in the form of the Lifeguard Program, offering workshops on youth suicide and LGBTQ issues; filling a huge need for today's youth and opening up honest dialogue among students, creating much needed LGBTQ allies. And all these Trevor services are FREE OF CHARGE!! The Trevor Project doesn't just talk about the need for change; it CREATES the change!

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

truly heartbreaking caller feedback; helpline call volume growing exponentially; gratitude reflected in the eyes and words of kids to whom we are fortunate enough to bring Trevor's message of hope.

Ways to make it better...

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

target influential politicians and CEOs to champion the work of Trevor

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

the honor of knowing our work positively and profoundly impacts the lives of kids every day -- directly and indirectly.

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

dedicated, open, genuine, caring, amazing people

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

open walk-in centers for at-risk LGBT youth across the country; open additional call centers; get into every school to help create positive change.

Ways to make it better...

there wasn't a need for The Trevor Project . . .

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

funding, funding, funding . . . and getting into every middle school, high school and college across the country

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

Trevor's work ripples out through the non-LGBTQ "mainstream" as well, creating awareness and compassion while building strong bridges of community across all social lines.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

June 26, 2009

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June 26, 2009

The Trevor Project is phenomenal! Their staff is such a team that not only cares about the organizations mission to the T but each other and work so well together. I have participated as a guest performer with their staff for their popular varitey show fundraisers, sold out many nights!!! Additionally, I am so proud of Erin English and her dedication to curriculum and program development over the course of this year for the Youth Outreach/Student Mentor program. Her note worthy experience and hard work will be effecting lives across the nation with person to person training for dealing effectively with gay/lesbian issues and targeting the youth to stand up and help one another locally. She is an asset to the organization, and in turn the organization is a tremendous asset to the next generation, leading leaders of human rights and individuals who will lift up their own communities and provide hope for those who live in fear of being who they are. The Trevor Project operates at multiple levels of outreach, from preventive education to traumatic care for affected youth which makes them such a dynamic organization at their core. I hope that Trevor sticks around to see many generations through and continue to stick it to inequality. They definitely are in need of such official recognition, may they win!!!

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

it's ways to pull the immediate Los Angeles community together to celebrate our differences and together with the community look to directly support Trevor's daily operations.

Ways to make it better...

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

find ways to hire more full time staff for development and implementation of such extension programs that are so crucial to the preventative education of gay/lesbian teen suicide.

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

the staffs true enthusiasm about their results, taking calls, making time to be there, helping one another out as co-workers and as friends, working together to improve their already great ways weekly and seeking out new ways to reach the youth.

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

so friendly, welcoming, cheerful, and serious. They love what they do and make no hesitations about sacrificing a bit to make the organization tick.

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

reach every gay/lesbian teen and assure them they have a future worth living for!

Ways to make it better...

Prop 8 hadn't passed and the protest wasn't scheduled for the same night of one of Trevor's fund raising events!

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

lack of acknowledgment for need of more full time staff and/or the allocation of funds. As always this is a plague in the non-profit world!

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

I always have so much fun tagging along on Trevor staff's burrito lunch Wednesday and always look forward to performing with them during their popular fund raising events, they really are a great team!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

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