Outright Vermont is committed to connect queer and allied youth to the resources they need both in our space and beyond. If you or someone you care about is having a hard time coping or has unsafe feelings or thoughts, we encourage you to direct them to one of these following queer youth resources:
The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay,bisexual, transgender, and questioning youth. You can call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and always find a friendly and helpful volunteer on the other end of the phone who will listen and help direct you to resources: 1-866-488-7386
TrevorChat is part of the Trevor Project’s free, confidential and secure online programs. TrevorChat is intended to only assist those who are not at risk for suicide. Typical hours of operation: Fridays 4-10 p.m.
Crisis Text Line is a free, 24/7 support for anyone in crisis in Vermont or nationally. Just text VT to 741741 from anywhere in Vermont to connect anonymously with a trained Crisis Counselor.
– Crisis counselors respond within 5 minutes through a secure platform.
– You get an automated text response first, and then a response from a crisis counselor
– They work with you until you are cool and calm and have a positive plan for next steps
Fenway Community Health: Fenway Health’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Helpline and The Peer Listening Line are anonymous and confidential phone lines that offer gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults and youths a “safe place” to call for information, referrals, and support. In addition to issues like coming out, HIV/AIDS, safer sex and relationships, our trained volunteers also address topics such as locating LGBT groups and services in their local area.
You can receive help, information, referrals, and support for a range of issues without being judged or rushed into any decision you are not prepared to make. Across the country, Fenway’s HelpLines are a source of support. Talk to our trained volunteers about safer sex, coming out, where to find gay-friendly establishments, HIV and AIDS, depression, suicide, and anti-gay/lesbian harassment and violence. No matter what is on your mind, we are here to encourage and ensure you that you are not alone.