The Matthew Shepard Foundation’s longstanding mission is to erase hate by replacing it with understanding, compassion and acceptance. Through local, regional and national outreach, we empower individuals to find their voice to create change and challenge communities to identify and address hate that lives within their schools, neighborhoods and homes.
Our work is an extension of Matt’s passion to foster a more caring and just world. We share his story and embody his vigor for civil rights to change the hearts and minds of others to accept everyone as they are.
The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is a national network of local crisis centers that provides free and confidential emotional support to people in suicidal crisis or emotional distress 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We're committed to improving crisis services and advancing suicide prevention by empowering individuals, advancing professional best practices, and building awareness.
Founded in 1998 by the creators of the Academy Award®-winning short film TREVOR, The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) young people ages 13-24.
YourLifeYourVoice.org is part of The Boys Town National Hotline.
Please contact us if you're depressed, contemplating suicide, being physically or sexually abused, on the run, addicted, threatened by gang violence, fighting with a friend or parent, or if you are faced with an overwhelming challenge.
The Boys Town National Hotline has been taking calls from kids and families since 1989. In fact, we have taken over 9 million calls since we started.
We encourage people to contact us by phone if they are in any danger, or if it’s a really serious issue. Talking on the phone can provide more immediate help, but we do know that sometimes you might be more comfortable contacting us via chat, text, or email.
Whichever way you'd like to contact us, we'd like to help! We are here 24/7.
Who Answers My Calls, Emails, and Texts?
Our counselors are available 24/7 and have a wide range of experiences working with kids and families who are frustrated, depressed, or just need someone to talk to. Most importantly, they genuinely care and want to help!