The Trevor Project

Saving Young LGBTQ Lives

West Hollywood, CA   |  www.thetrevorproject.org

Mission

The Trevor Project's mission is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people. We are the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. The organization works to save young lives by providing support through free and confidential suicide prevention and crisis intervention programs on platforms where young people spend their time: our 24/7 phone lifeline, chat, text and soon-to-come integrations with social media platforms. We also run TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operate innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.

Ruling year info

1998

CEO & Executive Director

Amit Paley

Main address

PO Box 69232

West Hollywood, CA 90069 USA

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EIN

95-4681287

NTEE code info

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Lesbian/Gay Rights (R26)

IRS filing requirement

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Suicide is the second leading cause of death among young people. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth are more than four times more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. LGB youth from highly rejecting families are eight times more likely to attempt suicide than youth from accepting families. Up to 50 percent of all trans people have made a suicide attempt - many before the age of 25. The Trevor Project estimates that each year more than 1.5 million LGBTQ youth experience suicidal ideation and could benefit from our services.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Trevor Lifeline

The only nationwide, 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention lifeline offering free and confidential counseling for LGBTQ youth, available at 1.866.488.7386.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Children and youth

A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Children and youth

A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available daily.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Children and youth

A social networking community for LGBTQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adolescents

The Trevor Project is committed to producing innovative research that brings new knowledge and clinical implications to the field of suicidology.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Adolescents

The Trevor Project supports policy change at the federal and state level to enhance the mental health and well-being of LGBTQ young people through targeted interventions that address risk factors for suicide.

Population(s) Served
LGBTQ people
Children and youth

The Lifeguard Workshop is a free online learning module with a video, curriculum, and teacher resources for middle school and high school classrooms.

The Trevor Project’s Trainings for Professionals include in-person Ally and CARE trainings designed for adults who work with youth.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Accreditations

American Association of Suicidology (AAS) - Certification 2008

American Association of Suicidology (AAS) - Certification 2016

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Calls/chats/texts from LGBTQ youth who’ve reached out for support

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

States where legislation is introduced to protect LGBTQ youth from the barbaric practice of conversion therapy

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Young people who have used TrevorSpace to find a safe, affirming online community

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Trevor Project's mission is to end suicide among gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young people.

Our vision is to always be the world’s largest and best-in-class provider of suicide prevention and crisis intervention services for LGBTQ youth, and serve as a leading voice in education, advocacy and research related to LGBTQ youth and mental health.

For more than 20 years, Trevor has worked to save young lives by providing support through our free and confidential crisis programs on platforms where young people spend their time - online and on the phone: TrevorLifeline, TrevorChat and TrevorText. We also run TrevorSpace, the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth, and operate innovative education, research, and advocacy programs.

TrevorLifeline - The only nationwide, 24/7 crisis and suicide prevention lifeline offering free and confidential counseling for LGBTQ youth, available at 1.866.488.7386.

TrevorText - A free, confidential, secure service for LGBTQ youth to text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention. Text “START” to 678-678. Available 7 days a week. Standard text messaging rates apply.

TrevorChat - A free, confidential and secure instant messaging service that provides live help for LGBTQ youth by trained volunteers. Visit TheTrevorProject.org/Help. Available 7 days a week.

TrevorSpace - World’s largest safe space social networking for LGBTQ youth. TrevorSpace.org

Research on LGBTQ suicidology - Regular evaluations & surveys ensure our services reduce risk of suicide & help us learn of the mental health issues affecting LGBTQ youth

Advocacy to protect LGBTQ rights - We work at the local, state, and federal levels to advocate for legislation that protects the rights of LGBTQ people

Education to build allies for the LGBTQ community - We educate adults who interact with youth on LGBTQ competent suicide prevention, risk detection, and response

Our 2018 Impact included:
--Directly serving 68,000 calls/chats/texts from LGBTQ youth who’ve reached out for support
--Introducing legislation in 34 states to protect LGBTQ youth from the barbaric practice of conversion therapy
--175,000 young people have used TrevorSpace to find a safe, affirming online community

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

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Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Trevor Project

Board of directors
as of 2/27/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gina Munoz

Peggy Rajski

New York University Graduate Film Program

Michael Norton

Maybelline [email protected]

Chris Allieri

Mulberry & Astor

Phil Armstrong

Goldman Sachs & Co

Brian Winterfeldt

Mayer Brown

Meredith Kadlec

Caroline Bird

Lindsay Chambers

Mike Dillon

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Jeffrey Paul Wolff

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 02/06/2021

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Leadership

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