Dear Trevor Supporters,
One year is ending and a new cycle of innovation, creativity and progress is beginning. We are so proud of what the team at Trevor accomplished in fiscal year 2013. In addition we are excited to publish our first fully digital annual report. As it becomes more and more common to use smart phones, tablets, and laptops to present important information, we wanted to make FY13’s annual report the most accessible tool possible for our donors, supporters, staff, and Board.
To continue building connections with all LGBTQ youth in 2013, we expanded our programs and welcomed an array of incredibly gifted new staff members including our Vice President of Programs, David Bond, LCSW, BCETS, and two additional staff clinicians, Ashby Dodge, LMSW, Crisis Services Director, and Athena Brewer, LMSW, Crisis Services Director. Trevor’s Board of Directors also experienced change. While we thanked outgoing members, Richard Ayoub, Al Duncan, Jason Oclaray, and Trevor co-founder James Lecesne, we were pleased to welcome Phil Armstrong of Goldman Sachs and clinical psychologist, Lara Embry, PhD.
Over 100,000 LGBTQ youth were reached through our programs and resources, and our cornerstone program, the Trevor Lifeline, took 36,474 calls from young people – our highest total to date. We made huge strides in the digital world, expanding TrevorChat to a full seven days, re-vamping TrevorSpace to be a safer more dynamic platform, and re-designing our organizational website to better reach youth who visit our pages. We also began testing the nation’s first crisis text messaging service specifically for LGBTQ youth, TrevorText, thanks to our dedicated donors and Friends of Trevor.
Our education tools reached even more young people than ever before, with the help of our Youth Advisory Council, Trevor Education team, and Community Engagement department. In fact, the Trevor Lifeguard Workshop became the first suicide prevention education curriculum for LGBTQ youth to be listed in the SPRC/AFSP Best Practices Registry for Suicide Prevention.
We made advances on Capitol Hill, including holding our first briefing on LGBTQ suicide. And with the help of our new Trevor Advocacy Center, we advocated for the mental health rights of LGBTQ young people and ensured that laws are passed that help lower the risk factors of suicide across the nation.
These are some of the many instrumental goals Trevor reached this year, because of you – our irreplaceable donors. On behalf of the youth we serve, thank you so much for helping us prevent suicide and help youth find a brighter tomorrow.
Executive Director and CEO
Chair of the Board