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The Trevor Project

About The Trevor Project

 

Providing round-the-clock life-saving support via phone, text, and chat, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization for crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and more (LGBTQ+) young people. Started in 1998, the nonprofit also operates the world’s largest safe space social networking site for LGBTQ youth and runs innovative research, education, and advocacy programs.

In 2021, the organization reported that its services were needed more than ever: In the wake of the turbulent politics of the late-2010s and the COVID pandemic, of 35,000 LGBTQ young people interviewed, an “overwhelming majority” of them reported recent symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder or major depressive disorder, and nearly half said that they wanted to get mental health care in the past 12 months, but couldn’t access it. More than 90% of those interviewed reported that politics negatively affected their mental health. Sadly, according to the survey, 42% of LGBT youth “seriously considered attempting suicide in the past year.”

The majority of work done at the Trevor Project is hotline work, manning the phones or texting centers, often acting as a crisis counselor. This type of work can be very intense, and so potential volunteers are encouraged to think hard about if they can handle the amount of sadness and negativity that comes with providing crisis relief. Still, the work can also be incredibly rewarding.

Staffers are treated quite equitably, with top insurance even offered to part-time workers, with 100 perform of premiums for medical, dental, and life covered, including gender affirmation surgery. There are generous vacations and holidays, including a day off for Harvey Milk Day. The Trevor Project offers staff members the flexibility to work from anywhere in the U.S., with the organization providing the technology, a monthly internet stipend, and reimbursement towards outfitting the employee’s work-from-home space.

The Trevor Project

9056 Santa Monica Boulevard
Suite 208
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Phone: (310) 271-8845

Firm Stats

CEO: Amit Paley

Major Office Locations

West Hollywood, CA
New York, NY
Washington D.C.

Major Departments & Practices

Communications
Digital Strategy
Recruitment and Retention
Organizing & Coordination
Volunteers