Annual Report FY2015
“It is up to us to create a brighter future…”
Dear Trevor Supporters,
This year, The Trevor Project has impacted the lives of over 200,000 young people through our crisis services, prevention programs, education, social media, and awareness campaigns. As we all know, intervention and prevention are critical if we are to end suicide for LGBTQ youth. Through our dedicated staff, volunteers, Board, donors, and supporters from around the nation, we are able to do both — and more. After upgrading our Lifeline technology and redesigning our education activities, we began advocacy efforts to bring LGBTQ suicide prevention to schools through the Model School District Policy. We also started our first internal research project in partnership with The University of Southern California, which will deepen our understanding of the impact of our crisis services programs, as well as expand the body of knowledge about LGBTQ youth suicidality.
The Trevor Project remains steadfast in our promise to help every lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) at-risk youth who needs our resources. We are constantly innovating the technology of the Trevor Lifeline, TrevorText, TrevorChat, and TrevorSpace.org to be able to meet young people where they are, when they’re in the most crisis. Although we have seen some amazing progress towards forwarding the rights of the LGBTQ community, our unfortunate truth is that, year over year, we are seeing an increase in crisis contacts.
The importance of our work is seen in the words of Kyle from Indiana, age 13, who told us: “You cared when no one else cared — at a time when I wasn’t sure if I deserved to be cared for at all. I’m here today because of The Trevor Project. I can’t ever thank you enough.”
We can’t waver in our fight to save young lives. It is up to us to create a brighter future where the possibilities and opportunities are the same for all youth, regardless of gender or sexuality. The impact we have will only grow as we change the lives of more and more young people in the years to come.
Abbe Land, Executive Director and CEO
Michael Norton, Chair