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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

10 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This is such a great organization... I'm glad something like this is out there for today's youth, because it can be hard thinking that you're alone, with no one to talk to...

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Trevor Project has been an ongoing program that has proved vital to numerous LGBT youth. Through the implementaiton of their new program, Trevor Space, they have allowed youth from across the country (LGBT and Allied youth)to connect in a safe environment, share their stories and continue to provide one-on-one personal mentoring. Not only does Trevor Space and the Trevor Project provide suicide prevention for LGBT youth, it provides them with a situation in which they can feel comfortable about who they are, explore their identity, and find similar youth with whom they can share their experiences and simply become friends.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Has helped a lot of rural youth without resources nearby to believe in themselves and not give in to fear and self-loathing.

5 ajmyworld

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

As a member of our community, with my religious upbringing, i have had the unfortunate circumstance to see others, especially in my 18-20 year old years of life to see friends give into the TREMONDOUS and illogical pressures imposed upon them. If the Trevor project existed in San Diego and Orage county when i was but youngling, I beleive there would have been less losses and more peope here today who realize...your family are those who you choose, not always those we are born with. Support the Trevor Project, be it here at home or anywhere in the world. We can all participate and grow our world to make EVERY community count.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization saves lives, and reaches out to the small towns and rural regions in a way that few organizations have been able to do! I remain impressed by their dedication and drive, especially whenyou consider that many of their counselors are volunteers. The small but very professional staff of The Trevor Project deserve kudos for their leadership and training efforts!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Trevor Project is an invaluable resource for the GLBTQ community. Without Trevor, many young people would have to traverse the very difficult process of coming out by themselves. Those who have supportive friends/family are lucky, this service is there for those who may not. The Trevor Project saves lives everyday!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

In my opinion, there is no more crucial cause than the death of a young person by suicide. The Trevor Project educates all about how tragically common this is, especially among LGBT teens. The disproportionate prevalence underscores not only a huge problem, but also where resources can be allocated to make a real difference saving lives. The Trevor Project is doing just that. It is a life-saver for some and a rallying call for others, pushing us all to pay attention to the needs of LGBT teens and our ability to make a real impact.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having been deeply involved in TBLG organizations for the past several years, I've had the opportunity to see in many organizations the policies that further our cause - or hold us back. Fortunately, we have an erudite organization like the Trevor Project that is making great strides without stumbling. They have become a respectable model of how to run an organization and create significant, real-world impact; this alone is enough to make me help them in any way I can (especially by plugging them like I am now), but the fact that I've seen and heard how much this means to the youth they serve will make me forever beholden to this organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work with LGBT teens whom I often refer to The Trevor Project website. I have found that just giving out the phone number and website to our kids helps them know that not only do I care but others are available to help and they are not alone. Thank you for all of your great work!!!