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The Trevor Project, Inc.
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!

The Great!

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

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Helpline Counselor; Lifeguard Workshop Presenter; NY Event(s) Team Captain.