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  

9 people found this review helpful

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...

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

very kind and understanding.

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2009-7-01

 
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8 people found this review helpful

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.

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

the outreach to the youth of america today

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

Be proud to be part of something so great.

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

is their willingness to continue to work hard and reach out to the youth of today

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

great, personable, and willing to help in any way they can

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

help reach out the the many young LGBTQ youth members who are currently expereince hardships or suicidal thoughts

Ways to make it better...

I was able to meet more of the youths who have been affected by this great organization.

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

donations through the hard economy.

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

they are a dedicated and great team.

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2009-6-01

 
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7 people found this review helpful

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.

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

the way that they support each and every youth allow youth to engage with similar youth in a safe environment provide youth with the personal connection that each and everyone needs

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

expand the program to new locations and new horizons

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

that they really do save lives help the entire community allow individuals to give back in small ways

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

very outgoing supportive approachable willing to listen and take criticism

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

develop a more friendly user face for Trevor Space launch a media campaign on a wide scale reach countless other youth partner with numerous other organizations

Ways to make it better...

the website had a better userface

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

financial and personel restraints. They simply do not have enough money or staff to expand the program at this time.

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

this organization does amazing work and save lives every day, both directly and indirectly. Just knowing that this organization exists supports youth in the way they need.

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5 people found this review helpful

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

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

My clients- gay rural youth in Montana.

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

do the same

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

They actually help.

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

reach more people

Ways to make it better...

no idea how to make it better.

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

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5 people found this review helpful

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.

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

the volunteers who commit to make a difference

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

publish all results and statistics in a manner that would bring more professionals into the loop

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

as many prblems that are out there in the world, i know I can make an immediate difference by making myself and my own experiences an additional resource to my community

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

Engaged, Driven and committed to make a difference

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

Effect every community in our nation, even then even some others throughout the world

Ways to make it better...

I had known about this project sooner

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

heping younger members of our community understand that they are not alone

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

a good friend brought me on board, and i still want to know more... we are all royalty and desrve to be told so!

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9 people found this review helpful

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!

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

the work of its caring staff and dedicated volunteers

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

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

meeting some of the staff and volunteers in the NYC East Coast Call Center.

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

professional, well-trained, and exceptionally caring.

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

expand and extend its services!

Ways to make it better...

I were confident that the Tervor Project had sufficient funding to expand their vitally-needed services.

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

financial, of course! Ensuring a strong financial future is a challenge that *must* be met.

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2009-4-01

 
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12 people found this review helpful

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!

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

helping young people work through suicidal issues related to coming out.

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

feel very fortunate to have such a top-notch program.

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

it's absolute commitment to the community they serve.

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

professional, caring and committed.

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

help every young person in this country avoid suicide by connecting them with appropriate resources

Ways to make it better...

the organization were more known to the public.

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

funding and stigma in the community.

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

I am very glad this organization exists!

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12 people found this review helpful

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.

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

increasing the knowledge and motivation among community members aimed at addressing LGBT teen suicide.

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

continue exactly what I'm doing, just expand to bases and trainings in more and more areas of the country.

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

becoming more inspired about their cause.

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

incredibly welcoming and helpful.

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

save more lives; educate more teachers, psychologists, social workers, & community members about how to prevent LGBT teen suicide; expand to provide better resources in more areas of the country (where the resources are most needed.)

Ways to make it better...

I could have had even more time with this organization.

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

funding, I'm sure.

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

I really believe in this organization and this cause.

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11 people found this review helpful

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.

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

...simply stunning individuals. The staff at Trevor really have a fundamental grasp of what's wrong and how to fix it. They are professionals at what they do, and they even go beyond simply helping youth by empowering them to lead on their own.

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10 people found this review helpful

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!!!

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

the kids that I work with and my own child.

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

Not be able to do as much as these energetic and well informed individuals do.

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

Always being available and caring. I can always count on someone helping me with not only information but with resources.

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

Wonderfully caring and helpful.

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

Open offices in the San Diego area to help our kids here especially in the south bay area where the kids feel especially alone.

Ways to make it better...

I could talk face to face with someone in San Diego.

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

Lack of financial resources.

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

If I had a million bucks I would donate to The Trevor Project.

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