The Trevor Project Receives Grant from the Baxter International Foundation in Support of Digital Crisis Services
(WEST HOLLYWOOD – June 23, 2017) Baxter International Foundation has funded a grant to The Trevor Project in support of the organization’s digital crisis intervention expansion of service hours for TrevorChat and TrevorText.
“As we approach our 20th anniversary, Trevor is determined to reach more LGBTQ youth on their terms and when help is needed the most,” said Steve Mendelsohn, The Trevor Project’s Deputy Executive Director. “This means being able to meet our youth on the devices that are easiest and most convenient for them to access. We are incredibly grateful to The Baxter International Foundation for supporting our programs and helping us save even more young lives.”
The organization’s ultimate goal is to provide both text and chat services 24/7/365 to match Trevor Lifeline availability. The Baxter International Foundation’s continued support is bringing Trevor one step closer to achieving this goal. Thanks to this grant, the Trevor Project is able to increase supervision and training capacity, which enables the organization to expand digital crisis services safely and effectively.
“Baxter is committed to increasing access to care and building partnerships that embrace and advance inclusion and diversity in our communities,” said Stacey Eisen, president of the Baxter International Foundation and senior vice president, global communications, at Baxter International Inc. “To that end, we are pleased to support The Trevor Project through the expansion of its digital crisis service platform for the LGBTQ community, which will provide resources when and where they are needed most.”
TrevorText is available Monday to Friday from 3pm to 10pm ET. TrevorChat is available daily from 3pm to 10pm ET.
About the Trevor Project:
The Trevor Project is the only accredited national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) young people under the age of 25. The Trevor Project offers a suite of crisis intervention and suicide prevention programs, including Trevor Lifeline, TrevorText, and TrevorChat as well as the world’s largest peer-to-peer social support network for LGBTQ young people under the age of 25, TrevorSpace. Trevor also offers an education program with resources for youth-serving adults and organizations, fights for pro-LGBTQ legislation and against anti-LGBTQ rhetoric/policy positions, and conducts research to discover the most effective means to help young LGBTQ people in crisis and end suicide. If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or suicidal, our Trevor Lifeline crisis counselors are available 24/7/365 at 866.488.7386. www.TheTrevorProject.org