The Trevor Project
The TrevorProject was founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film, TREVOR. It is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services. For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24. Every day, we save young lives through its accredited, free and confidential phone, instant message and text messaging crisis intervention services. A leader and innovator in suicide prevention, The Trevor Project offers the largest safe social networking community for LGBTQ youth, best practice suicide prevention educational trainings, resources for youth and adults, and advocacy initiatives.
Programs & Services
The Trevor Project offers accredited life-saving, life-affirming programs and services to LGBTQ youth. That create safe, accepting and inclusive environments over the phone, online and through text.
Trevor Lifeline – The only national 24/7 crisis intervention and suicide prevention lifeline for LGBTQ young people (ages 13-24), available at 1-866-488-7386.
TrevorChat – A free, confidential, secure instant messaging service for LGBTQ youth that provides live help from trained volunteer counselors, open daily from 3:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. PT.
TrevorText – A free, confidential, secure service in which LGBTQ young people can text a trained Trevor counselor for support and crisis intervention, available Thursdays and Fridays from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET / 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. PT at 202-304-1200.
Suicide Prevention Trainings and Resources
Trevor Lifeguard Workshop The Lifeguard Workshop is a free online learning module based on The Trevor Project’s in-person workshop. Which is listed in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practice Registry for Suicide Prevention. The Lifeguard Workshop webpage includes a video, a curriculum guide, lesson plans, and additional resources for educators.
Trevor CARE Training – This training for adults provides an introduction to suicide prevention techniques based on Trevor’s CARE model (Connect, Accept, Respond, Empower).
Trevor Ally Training – This training introduces adults to the unique needs of LGBTQ youth.
LGBTQ on Campus – These online, interactive training simulations for students and faculty in higher education are AFSP/SPRC. Best Practices for Suicide Prevention and were created in partnership with Kognito Interactive and Campus Pride.
Step-In, Speak-Up – These online, interactive training simulations for faculty and staff working with youth in Grades 6-12 are AFSP/SPRC. Best Practices for Suicide Prevention and were created in partnership with Kognito Interactive.
Model School District Policy for Suicide Prevention – A roadmap to help school leaders easily navigate ways to bring suicide prevention policies and resources to their schools. Developed in collaboration with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, the American School Counselor Association, and the National Association of School Psychologists.
Coming Out As YOU! – A pocket-sized guide to inspire critical thinking in youth who are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity.
Trevor Support Center – A resource where LGBTQ youth and their allies can find answers to frequently asked questions, and explore resources related to sexual orientation, gender identity and more.
PSAs – Our current public service announcements, “Ask for Help,” are available free of charge for TV, radio, website, social media, and print use.
TrevorSpace – A social networking community for LGBTQ youth ages 13 through 24 and their friends and allies.
Trevor Ambassadors – Local volunteer groups in select U.S. cities (Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.)
Trevor NextGen – Groups of young, motivated volunteers in New York and Los Angeles. Who raise awareness, develop leadership, advocate, and fundraise in support of The Trevor Project’s life-saving, life-affirming work.
Trevor Youth Advisory Council – This group of 20 young advocates, ages 16-24 from around the country, are trained by The Trevor Project. To raise awareness about LGBTQ youth, mental health, and suicide prevention in their communities.
Trevor Advocacy Network – A way for Trevor supporters to take action to improve policies and legislation that protect LGBTQ youth.
If you are thinking about suicide, you deserve immediate support. Please call The Trevor Lifeline at 1-866-488-7386.