This Christmas I choose to give to charities that will support those who have been marginalized, and who will likely be increasingly marginalized because of the incoming President. I am a senior minister in a congregation that supports the rights of people of all gender preferences and sexual orientations. Giving to The Trevor Project and working with lgbtqi youth in my own community are two ways I can maintain hope at this time in our society. This Christmas donation is also the honor the love shared between my niece and her partner.
This is a fantastic organization. The Trevor Project was the first organization to provide suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQ+ youth, and they have grown so much in the last 16 years. What started off a simple telephone hotline has now grown to also include communication with youth via texting, online chat, letter-writing, online social space with other youth, and countless social media services with which to interact. The Trevor Project works tirelessly to ensure that LGBTQ+ youth in crisis have someone to turn to, someone to talk to, and someone to tell them that they are not alone.
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.
This is a terrific organization helping meet a critical need in our community. With the spotlight on youth bullying and suicides, I know they have been busier than ever with the surge of media coverage. Although I have not been on the phone calling in for help, I have been brought in as youth to help train volunteers and also now as a trans-identified (specifically: genderqueer) person to share my unique experiences. I love what they stand for and hope to keep helping them do the great work they are able to accomplish. My hat goes off to those who volunteer who must be emotionally drained from hearing heartbreaking stories. Thank you, Trevor Project, for helping make this world a better, kinder and more loving place.
We sent a donation via credit card earlier this year and never heard from the Trevor Project as to whether or not they received it or even a Thank You email. Besides using Charity Navigator, we normally send a smaller donation to see if we get a response via email or letter telling us about the organization, etc. I am sorry to say that even though Charity Navigator has given them a fair rating, my partner and I give them an "F" for communicating with their donors since we didn't hear a word from them via email or otherwise......not even a Thank You.
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The Trevor Project and all of their wonderful volunteers are the best! I have never been around so many awesome people who care so much for so many! Without ANY complaints!! I am truly looking forward to helping out in the future! This is a cause that is in need of supporting, mature individuals who can actually listen and help, instead of lie to them like so many do! I tell EVERYONE I know about this project, even those who are not necessarily supportive of the lifestyle and I have never received a bad response! I can't wait to help in the future! Thanks especially to Brian & Daman! You both rock!
The Trevor Help line along with their social web site Trevor Space is a great resource for not only me, but also many GLBTQ youth. The fist time i called the Help line i was 13 and extremely confused about my whole life. The lady on the line helped me to realize that things do have a bright side and very well may have saved my life in the long run if not just at that point in time. I then called it again about a year later, now being out to most family and friends, when me and my first girl friend broke up. Again the person on the line helped me to see the bright side of thing and that life is worth living. At the end of that call was when the person on the line told me about Trevor Space and as i said above it is truly a great resource. I am now doing much better in my life with the help of some medications and have improved so much over even the last few months. I thank the Trevor project for being then at a point in my life when it seemed like there was no one else! Brianna A.
I discovered The Trevor Project through the GLSEN. I think that it is an amazing orangization and I have been spreading it and TrevorSpace to all of my other LGBTQ friends, as well as some of my straight friends that are also stuggling with suicide. I believe that The Trevor Project deserves the Pride Choice Award for all of it's hard work and all of the lives that it has helped save the Trevor Hotline.
I learned about The Trevor Project,Inc through my school's GSA. Once I joined trevorspace.org and saw the safe options, I was hooked. I realized that here was a safe place for me to talk with other LGBT peoples about the issues I care about. Since being a member I have enjoyed the sites available bulletins and the people who care as much as i do about our rights.
The Trevor Project is the best at providing an invaluable service to LGBT teens, letting them know that they are by no means alone. The volunteers are great, which makes the organization great. I hope that more teens will find the Trevor Project and the solace it had provided so many others.
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...
Thank you Trevor Project for all the support you have provided to the community! You have an amazing hardworking staff and I hope you will continue to provide the well needed support you have.
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.
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.
Many LGBT children lead isolated lives because of their inability to find resources and others like them. The Trevor Project really serves this community by providing the support and networking that these children lack. By addressing a particularly vulnerable group - kids in their mid and late teens - they have undoubtably given a helping hand to those who would have otherwise turned to other outlets such as drugs or self abuse.
It's a great resource. I had the pleasure of meeting a few members and volunteers and they provide a great service.
I've never had the problem, but I could imagine how The Trevor Project can help the LGBT youth in need, and save lives! It's a much needed service to our community, and to help youth who lost their direction in life.
I love these guys. All the people are so attractive and hard. working! Hands down the best. The Trevor Project ftw!!!
I grew up not being able to identify with anyone. It wasn't until I got older that I experienced things that made me aware of who I truly was. To spend the better part of your youth in confusion is like being locked in the darkness. The Trevor Project reaches out to those like myself and it would've been helpful if i knew about non-profit organizations like this when I was younger. Keep up the good work and continue lending a kind ear to those who need it.
Great site, lots of good information and good people. I would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in doing some good work and helping out people in need