The number of calls, chats, and texts from LGBTQ youth to The Trevor Project’s 24/7 crisis services have doubled in the last couple of weeks. LGBTQ youth need us, and they may not be able to find support anywhere else.
The COVID-19 pandemic is top of mind for the youth who reach out to The Trevor Project for support. Mentions of the pandemic have increased more than 60 times over the last month. The Trevor Project is working tirelessly, 24/7, to meet the increased demand of LGBTQ youth seeking support during this pandemic.
With the current pandemic, our needs are shifting. In order to serve more young people amidst this crisis, we’re asking for funds from our online community to ensure we can continue and expand our work serving LGBTQ young people and saving young lives.
By donating to The Trevor Project, you become our partner in providing the following services and programs to end LGBTQ youth suicide:
- 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