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The Trevor Project, Inc.
July 2, 2009

The Trevor Project is not only an organization I have enormous respect for, but an organization to which I have dedicated a great deal of my own time and energies. They are literally the barrier between a young person and death in many cases. I could tell countless stories of people's lives touched or even saved by a phone call to Trevor. I am proud to be a part of this great team, and greatly admire and appreciate the work they do.

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

the many callers whose lives have been changed or even saved through Trevor's network of resources.

Ways to make it better...

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

expand services and outreach to LGBT kids and work to improve the conditions that create suicidality in LGBT youth.

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

the mission of the organization itself: The opportunity to save the lives of young LGBT people everywhere. In addition, its an incredible group of people and I have made many lifelong friends there.

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

some of the best people I have ever known. I am proud to call many of them personal, lifelong friends and confidants.

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

expand suicide prevention services to a greater level while increasing the number of online resources and school programs designed to improve life for LGBT kids everywhere.

Ways to make it better...

the type of work itself (answering the call of a suicidal person) was not so emotionally challenging at times, but I don't think there is anything Trevor could have done to improve my experience more than they have.

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

a relatively small budget for a national helpline servicing thousands of youth every month and the homophobic atmosphere that permeates the homes of many of the youth they serve.

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

working with Trevor has truly been a life-changing experience for me. I really was not enjoying living in NYC before I got involved with them and since then, I feel like I have a purpose and a great group of friends to share it with.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I am a helpline counselor.