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: 2 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

They refused to re-send the "Talk to me" kit for the Suicide Prevention Week, and I had ordered it for free, but it said it was sent & delivered, yet I never got anything from them.

I live in an apartment, where no one can get into my mailbox without my key, so tell me how the heck it could "just simply have been taken after delivered"?? It's a shame you don't care more about your customers.

Do you realize how much I wanted this kit, simply for the meaning behind it, not just to have one? A lot of my friends have struggled with suicidal thoughts, and I had made a list of people to send a "Talk To Me" sticker to, with a nice note saying that the sticker is true, and they can talk to me ANY time when they are feeling suicidal. I have a few friends watching their mailboxes, waiting for me to send it to them, because they truly do need the extra support knowing I'm here for them, always. For all you know, this kit and stickers could prevent my friend from killing themselves because I was going to send several people a sticker with a nice note saying I'm always there for them to talk to me anytime about anything.

THE KITS ARE FREE. WHY CAN'T YOU MAIL ME A NEW ONE?
Is it only because the kit was free to me that you won't send another one? Because I certainly hope you don't treat your customers like this who actually BUY stuff from you, and never recieve it. Because you could get in a lot of trouble, because you would be STEALING their money.


You completely lost all my support with you guys.
I'm even completely ashamed to be one of your "Likes" on your Facebook page.

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

I would deffinately put better people on the customer support team, and maybe have them better understand my point of view before being so snappy to just say no, we can't send you a replacement one.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A little

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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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.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-2-01

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6 people found this review helpful

As a member of the trevorspace website, I feel this website has linked me to transgendered peers and helped me on my path to self-realization. I also feel I would have support if I had a rough time coming out to my family in the near future.

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

the many lgbt youths that have been steered away from suicide.

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

add a live-chat feature to both the main site and trevorspace branch-off.

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

making new friends and being helped with my problems.

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

kind and understanding.

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

improve web design and functionality, keep more lgbt youths from suicide.

Ways to make it better...

I had had a more detailed way to express my orientation and gender identity.

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

inability to reach all suicide-minded lgbt teens, lack of innovative web design.

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

The trevorspace branchoff of this project could use more features to aid communication between users.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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5 people found this review helpful

This is an amazing site, it helps so much by letting you write your own questions and getting them answered. it's so amazing and is so helpful.

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

The size of Trevor Space.

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

Make a chat feature.

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

The help it has given me.

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

Amazing.

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

Help to continue to change the world and help more kids in crisis.

Ways to make it better...

I could talk to someone directly online.

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

Not enough publicity.

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

It's great.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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7 people found this review helpful

The Trevor Project is amazing. It's a wonderful thing that allows you to communicate with others and really feel like you're not alone. Like you're not weird. Even when some of your closest friends seem to not 'get it', you know that there's someone out there who does. That there are other people out there like you. Support, resources, information, and friends. All in one place. What more could you ask for? <3

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

My life and the lives of my friends and the new friends I have made.

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

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

It's easy to use, it's safe, it's comfortable. Everyone 'belongs' and no one is an outcast.

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

Do anything and everything. More outreach. More support.

Ways to make it better...

The system is perfect. It doesn't need to be improved.

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

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I love the Trevor Project :) I've met some great people through there, and I still am meeting people. Lots of positive support from everybody and there's no anti- violence at all. I love this site!

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

some of the members. Everyone's pretty cool and welcoming. Its a great site.

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

Ways to make it better...

I would have known about this site before I came out to my family and friends.

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

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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3 people found this review helpful

the trevor project saved my life. i was on the phone. i had taken a handful of OTC pills and was going to take more. i called Trevor and they literally saved my life. i love you trevor and everyone who helps trevor. i'm alive now.

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

my own life. i'm alive because of them.

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

give bonuses all around

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

life.

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

so caring

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

save us all

Ways to make it better...

my parents didn't suck

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

right wing parents

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

i love the trevor project

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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5 people found this review helpful

I was having a very bad week, my emotions varied from day to day, and I was very depressed and lonely at one point. Thankfully, I already knew of the organization from the internet before this point. A counselor that I called likely saved my life during that week.

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

saving my own life

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

open more regional call centers and provide more aggressive outreach programs. Provide real-time counseling on the website.

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

general understanding an helpfulness.

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

extremely understanding and kind.

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

reach many more people through awareness campaigns.

Ways to make it better...

my experience was excellent

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

I am not sure, I do not think I have had enough experience to say

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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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7 people found this review helpful

they are amazing. they have helped me and so many others. they try to get to other people of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and question community.

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

amazing.

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

start an email service.

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

they saved my life.

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

amazing.

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

start an email service.

Ways to make it better...

they had an email service.

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

nothing.

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

i love this project.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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9 people found this review helpful

The Trevor Project? THE GLBTQ hotline? A lifeline for so many kids who have nowhere else to go, no other resource? Yeah. It's been there for me. It's always been a conversation that I could now have. Talking with someone, someone like me, someone who could help me understand the problems I was going through. I care so little about speaking for an organization. Actions should speak for themselves, which means that The Trevor Project needs little in the way of words, for its actions make all the difference in lives like mine.

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

in lives like my own and others around me.

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

that it gives me a profound sense of hope for the future.

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

exactly what you'd expect to hear. Kind. Warm. Heartfelt.

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

reach more lives.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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