Who we are:
The Trevor Project is the world’s leading suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning) young people.
Why we exist:
Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among young people. Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youth are more than 4x more likely to attempt suicide than their peers. Up to 50 percent of all trans people have made a suicide attempt - many before the age of 25.
The Trevor Project estimates that more than 1.8 million LGBTQ youth between the ages of 13 and 24 in the U.S. seriously consider suicide each year and could benefit from our services. Acceptance from at least one adult can decrease the risk of LGBTQ youth attempting suicide by 40%. Trevor aims to always be there for LGBTQ youth in crisis with a clear message: they are loved, their lives have value, and they are never alone.
What we do:
For the last 25 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 24/7. 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 24/7.
TrevorSpace - World’s largest safe space social networking site 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