During this season of thanks, we reflect on the immense amount of gratitude we have for everyone who continues to make our lifesaving work possible. From our board members and donors, to our volunteers and staff, we recognize that it’s because of all of you that LGBTQ youth know they can always reach out to The Trevor Project, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
For you to truly understand how much you mean to Trevor, we thought it would be best to share messages from the youth we’ve served, including one young person who said…
“When no one else understands or is willing to talk about the hard stuff, I always know I can turn to The Trevor Project. You’ve helped me so much. Thank you.”
With hundreds of thousands of youth who rely on The Trevor Project as the one place they can reach out to, we are grateful that over the last 17 years, with your support, we have been able to grow from a 24/7 phone line to a comprehensive suicide prevention and crisis intervention program, including a lifeline, text and chat services, and an online community now serving 200,000 youth annually.
We couldn’t meet youth where they are at without our over 1,000 volunteers, from our crisis counselors, to those who are doing outreach in communities across the nation. Together, they are the backbone of our mission to end suicide for all LGBTQ youth and we can’t thank them enough for their dedication and passion. After one crisis call, a young person told us…
“Today, I decided it’s OK to be who I am. You helped me realize that. Thank you so much.”
When we think about youth who do not feel they can live as their authentic selves, especially in rural areas of the South, we are grateful for our donors and board members who are helping us innovate our programs so that we can connect with youth who may not know we exist.
As we gear up for TrevorLIVE on December 6, we look forward to being able to thank many of you in person. Our invaluable connections with donors, board members, staff, and volunteers could not be possible without our sponsors and partners. It’s because of all of you that we can put all our focus towards youth who tell us to “Please keep saving lives.”
At the end of the day, it’s not just one person who makes The Trevor Project’s work possible. All of you are contributing to our vision of a brighter future for all LGBTQ youth. With you, The Trevor Project is not only saving young lives, but also changing them. As one young person has said…
“I just want to thank everyone at The Trevor Project for all you have done for me. I wouldn’t be here without you amazing people. Now I’m living life. Happy.”
This season, remember that The Trevor Project exists because of all of you, and we are forever thankful, as are all of the LGBTQ youth we serve.