Abbe Land and The Trevor Project
Some of you may know I am a board member with The Trevor Project, the national 24 hour suicide hotline for the LGBTQ community. Recently, a new executive director and CEO was appointed and I wanted to share the great news with you. Abbe Land comes to us from the Saban Free Clinic in Los Angeles. Abbe also holds a long standing council member position with the city of West Hollywood. Abbe served as co-CEO of the Saban Free Clinic since 2003 taking the annual budget from $6 million to a $16 million budget. This also includes opening two new clinics and building a $22 million endowment. At the Saban Clinic over 21,000 people annually are assisted with dental, medical and mental health services. She also managed a staff of 140 and over 300 volunteers.
This vast experience is welcomed at a time when we see more of our young folks coming out at earlier ages. I'm looking forward to the vision and direction we will take in the future with Abbe at the helm. I feel she will be an incredible asset to The Trevor Project and continue to serve the public with distinction and guide gay and questioning youth to a brighter future.
For more information on The Trevor Project visit www.thetrevorproject.org.
Finally, to help reach LGBTQ youth who may not know about this service, repost to your Facebook, or Twitter. Even a little message with the Trevor Project web address could make a difference in someone's life that you may be friends with.